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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.

Lauren Rosati
Associate Curator
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
New York City

portrait of Lauren Rosati, Associate Curator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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.

Maya Brooks
Assistant Curator
North Carolina Museum of Art
Raleigh & Winston-Salem

Maya Brooks, Assistant Curator, North Carolina Museum of Art

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.

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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 and shortlisted artists will be announced August 26th.

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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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