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Grants for Artists

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD.

We provide unrestricted cash grants in the amount of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists around the globe.





The Hopper Prize was established to provide grants, visibility, and career enhancing validation to artists who demonstrate a serious commitment to their work.

We accept submissions for grants through a bi-annual open call. Each grant cycle is juried by a new team of contemporary curators who select grant winners on the basis of artistic excellence and the promise of future potential.

We view the field of visual art in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists working in any media.


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12 Grants

12 artists receive funding annually (6 in Spring, 6 in Fall)

$3,500.00 x 4 Artists

4 Artists Will Each Receive $3,500.00 USD (2 in Spring, 2 in Fall)

$1,000.00 x 8 Artists

8 Artists Will Each Receive $1,000.00 USD (4 in Spring, 4 in Fall)

60 Features

30 artists from each grant cycle (60 annually) will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

Extensive Exposure

When you apply, you may select to have your work considered for additional exposure on Instagram @hopperprize

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Meet the Curators

The Hopper Prize selection panel is composed of leading international contemporary art curators.

Jurors for the current grant cycle are profiled below.

Emily Edwards
Assistant Curator

Emily Edwards, Assistant Curator, Dallas<br />Contemporary

Emily Edwards is the Assistant Curator at Dallas Contemporary. While there, she has curated solo exhibitions of artists Eduardo Sarabia, Gabrielle Goliath, Natalie Wadlington, Shilpa Gupta, Ariel Rene Jackson, and Margarita Cabrera and assisted over thirty exhibitions. She is currently working on presentations of artists Bianca Bondi and Chloe Chiasson. Prior to Dallas, she worked at the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Her research interests include memorialization, diasporic art, and sociopolitical commentary. She graduated with a BFA with Honors in Art History from the University of Texas at Austin and an MA in Art History and Museum Studies from Georgetown University.

Inês Costa
Focal Point Gallery

Inês Costa, Curator, Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea

Inês Costa is Curator at Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea since March 2023. Previously, she was Assistant Curator at Whitechapel Gallery, London, where she has worked on various exhibitions and accompanying publications, such as ‘Zadie Xa: House Gods, Animal Guides and Five Ways 2 Forgiveness’ (2022–23); ‘The London Open’ (2022); ‘Nalini Malani: Can You Hear Me?’ (2020–21); ‘Carlos Bunga: Something Necessary and Useful’ (2020); Anna Maria Maiolino: Making Love Revolutionary’ (2019–20); “la Caixa” Collection of Contemporary Art’ (2019–20) and; Killed Negatives: Unseen Images of 1930s America’ (2018). Recent independent curatorial projects include ‘Swayze effect’ (2019), Platform Southwark, London; ‘Geltung [Validity]: perception of a natural right’ (2017), GENERATORprojects, Dundee; and ‘IT IS PROBABLY BETTER TO START FROM ZERO’ (2016–17), Window Space, London. She was co-founder of Agorama, a collective of creative practitioners focusing on the critical exploration of digital network culture through public events, residencies and collective research groups, in residency at Raven Row, London (2018–20).

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Our Mission




We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. We are seeking to support 60 artists annually by


Providing Direct Financial Support via Individual Artist Grants


Connecting Artists with Curators


Providing a Platform to Gain Visibility

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Open To Everyone




All Artists Are Encouraged to Apply

Winning artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media

There is a $40 submission fee due with your application

Accepting Entries in All Media











New Media

Textile Art

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How to Apply


Pay Your Submission Fee


Upload Your Work

Simple Application

We made the application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes. The form only contains these fields:

• Name & Email
• Instagram Username (optional)
• Up to 10 Image or Video attachments
• Artwork captions
• Artist Statement (optional)
• Biography (optional)

Image Specifications

• JPG files should be 2500 pixels wide on their longest dimension.

• JPG files should not exceed 2 megabytes per file.

• To submit video or time based art, include a URL to the video on Youtube or Vimeo.

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The deadline to apply for The Hopper Prize has passed.

Grant winners will be announced August 25th on our website, Instagram, and via our newsletter.

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In addition to grant recipients, our curators select a shortlist of 60 artists annually (30 in Spring & 30 in Fall) to have their work archived alongside grant winners.

Being included in our archive of past grant winners places your work in an international discourse with high profile contemporaries.

These elevated portfolio presentations function as a growing resource for curators, gallery owners, collectors, and arts enthusiasts.

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Why Participate?

Get Support

Get financial support for your practice. The Hopper Prize gives $22,000 in grants annually.

Get Connected

Get your work in front of high profile curators. Our jurors are leaders in their field.

Gain Exposure

Selected artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org.

Get Featured

Additional artists will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize

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