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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.

Organization
Overview

Support

Inclusivity

Visibility

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.

Program
Highlights

+ Grants

+ Features

+ Exposure

$22,000.00

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

© Sagarika Sundaram

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.

Jody Graf
Assistant Curator
MoMA PS1

Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1

Jody Graf is a curator and writer based in New York. She is Assistant Curator at MoMA PS1, where she has worked on exhibitions including Greater New York 2021; Niki de Saint Phalle: Structures for Life (2021); Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration (2020); Theater of Operations: The Gulf Wars 1991-2011 (2019); Simone Fattal: Works and Days (2019); and Sue Coe: Graphic Resistance (2018), among others. She curated the 2021 Parsons MFA Thesis show, and has worked as an independent curator on numerous projects. Her writing has been featured in publications including Texte Zur Kunst, Frieze, Mousse, CURA, and The Exhibitionist. She received her BA from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU, and her MA from the Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College.

Pamela Meadows
Curator
BMoCA

Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Pamela Meadows is a Denver-based curator with a focus on contemporary, site-specific/conscious art. Meadows is currently the Curator at The Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art (BMoCA). Previously, Meadows served as the Director & Curator of the University of Northern Colorado Galleries in Greeley. She has curated a diverse range of exhibitions at institutions such as: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Houston, TX), Find & Form Space (Boston, MA), The Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA), The Diego Rivera Gallery, (San Francisco, CA), Receiver Gallery (San Francisco, CA), The New Art Center (Newton, MA), and Montserrat Galleries (Beverly, MA). Meadows holds a Masters in Exhibition and Museum Studies from the San Francisco Art Institute and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Museum Studies from Juniata College.

© Karen Navarro

Our Mission

Support

Connections

Platform

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

1

Providing Direct Financial Support via Individual Artist Grants

2

Connecting Artists with Curators

3

Providing a Platform to Gain Visibility

© Cameron Harvey

Open To Everyone

Archive

Eligibility

Fee

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

Painting

Photography

Sculpture

Drawing

Video

Performance

Conceptual

Experimental

Installation

Printmaking

New Media

Textile Art

Apply Now

© Jackie Brown

How to Apply

1

Pay Your Submission Fee

2

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.

© Lynnea Holland-Weiss

Show Us
Your Work

The deadline to apply for The Hopper Prize has passed.

Grant winners and finalists will be announced August 31st. Join our email list for updates.

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© Kira Dominguez Hultgren

Visibility

Grants

Archive

Network

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.

© Hannah Altman

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

Art is
knowledge
made
visible.

Gustave Courbet

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