Grants for Artists
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.
12 artists receive funding annually (6 in Spring, 6 in Fall)
4 Artists Will Each Receive $3,500.00 USD (2 in Spring, 2 in Fall)
8 Artists Will Each Receive $1,000.00 USD (4 in Spring, 4 in Fall)
30 artists from each grant cycle (60 annually) will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
When you apply, you may select to have your work considered for additional exposure on Instagram @hopperprize
The Hopper Prize selection panel is composed of leading international contemporary art curators.
Jurors for the current grant cycle are profiled below.
Lauren Rosati is Associate Curator in the Department of Modern & Contemporary Art and Research Projects Manager in the Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Prior to joining The Met in 2018, she held curatorial positions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Academy Museum, and Exit Art. Recent projects include the co-curated exhibitions The Great Hall Commission - Jacolby Satterwhite: A Metta Prayer (2023) at The Met and Oliver Beer: Vessel Orchestra (2019) at The Met Breuer, as well as large-scale programs devoted to early modern cinema (The Met, 2022), John Giorno’s Dial-a-Poem (Red Bull Arts, 2017), Albert Savinio’s 1914 noise opera "Les chants de la mi-mort" (Issue Project Room, 2018), the 50th anniversary of Experiments in Art and Technology (Issue Project Room, 2016), and recent developments in sound, software, digital media and interactive design (New York University, 2016). Her writing and criticism on art, sound, media, performance, and technology has appeared in edited volumes; exhibition catalogues; peer-reviewed journals (The Journal of Media Art Study and Theory, Leonardo); magazines (Art in America); and online. Rosati also co-edited Alternative Histories: New York Art Spaces, 1960–2010 with Mary Anne Staniszewski (The MIT Press, 2012). She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the City University of New York, Graduate Center.
Curator Maya Brooks first discovered her passion for the humanities by designing Barbie Dreamhouses. She would set up the houses for hours, making sure to glue each piece in its proper place, then host "showings" and provide commentary on why she chose to put each item in its specific location. The creative freedom of constructing spaces and narratives for her dolls enamored her, influencing her to pursue a career in museums and historic sites.
Brooks received her B.A. in Anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2018. She graduated with her M.A. in History from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020. She is currently the Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh and Winston-Salem), a position that encourages her passion for examining culture through an artistic lens. Brooks's professional mission is to provide engaging museum experiences for the public through exhibition curation, interpretation, and design. Overall, she strives to restore access, inclusion, and agency in the museum field for all communities, especially those that have been historically marginalized by cultural institutions.
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
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
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1 — Submit your application fee
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You will be forwarded to the application page after payment. You will also receive an email confirmation with a link to the application form.
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.
Get financial support for your practice. The Hopper Prize gives $22,000 in grants annually.
Get your work in front of high profile curators. Our jurors are leaders in their field.
Selected artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org.
Additional artists will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize