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Support 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 $10,000.00 USD.

Organization
Overview

Support

Visibility

Community

The Hopper Prize was established for the sole purpose of advancing the field of visual art by providing direct financial assistance to artists in the form of unrestricted fellowships.

We view the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore make our awards available to artists engaged in artistic practices spanning all methods of production.

Winners are determined by a panel of distinguished guest curators on the basis of artistic excellence and the promise of future potential. Our program seeks to support artists who demonstrate a serious commitment to the field and who currently need direct financial support to further their artistic practice.

Program
Highlights

$10,000.00

10

10 artists each receive $1,000.00 USD annually, administered via 2 grant cycles in Spring and Fall

60

30 artists from each grant cycle will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

All

All work submitted will be reviewed by The Hopper Prize Team for possible Instagram features @hopperprize

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Meet the Curators

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

Jurors for the Winter 2018 awards will be announced shortly.

Misa Jeffereis
Assistant Curator
Contemporary Art
Museum St. Louis

Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

Magdalyn Asimakis
Independent
Curator & Writer

New York & Toronto

Misa Jeffereis, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis

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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

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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 non-refundable submission fee due with your application

Accepting Entries in All Media

Painting

Photography

Sculpture

Drawing

Video

Performance

Conceptual

Experimental

Installation


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How to Apply

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Follow these instructions to complete your application.

1

Visit the Apply Section and pay your submission fee.

2

After your payment is complete, you will receive an email with a link to an application form.

3

Use the online form to upload JPGs of your work. You will have the option to include title, date, medium, and size for all work submitted. An artist statement and biography is optional.

Image Upload Specifications

• JPG files should not exceed 1920 pixels on their longest dimension. Individual image files should not exceed 1 megabyte.

• If you are submitting video art or documentation of performance art, upload a single frame JPG as a cover image, then use the indicated field to enter a URL to a video hosting service such as Youtube or Vimeo.

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Show Us
Your Work

The deadline to apply for The Hopper Prize Spring 2018 award cycle has passed.


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Applications for the Winter 2018 grant cycle will open soon.

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Visibility

Grants

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Network

Our organization supports individual artists through two primary modes: unrestricted grantmaking and a digital publication and archiving platform.

Up to 60 artists annually will be selected to have their work, biographies, and links to their personal websites archived at hopperprize.org.

Our aim is to build a comprehensive database of prize recipients and shortlisted artists that will serve as a resource for curators, gallery owners, collecters, and arts enthusiasts.

© Clare Rosean

Why Participate

Support

The Hopper Prize gives $10,000.00 USD in grant awards annually

Connect

Our jurors are leading contemporary curators

Archive

60 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

Visibility

The Hopper Prize network will introduce your work to curators and collectors worldwide

Art is
knowledge
made
visible.

Gustave Courbet

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