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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 offer 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

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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.

Tyler Blackwell
Cynthia Woods Mitchell
Associate Curator

Blaffer Art Museum

Tyler Blackwell, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Associate Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston

Tyler Blackwell is the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Associate Curator at the Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston. For the Blaffer, he has organized or co-organized exhibitions that include Jagdeep Raina: Bonds (2021); Carriers: The Body as a Site of Danger and Desire (2021); Rodney McMillian: Historically Hostile (2020); Jacqueline Nova: Creación de la Tierra (2019); Beatriz Santiago Muñoz: Otros Usos (2019); Yoshua Okón: Oracle (2019); and Rebecca Morris: The Ache of Bright (2019). Blackwell also organized the Houston presentation of the traveling survey exhibition Paul Mpagi Sepuya (2019). His upcoming projects include a major survey exhibition of the work of artist and writer Molly Zuckerman-Hartung and new presentations of artists Hugh Hayden and Monira Al Qadiri.

Blackwell previously held positions at the Smart Museum of Art at the University of Chicago and the Art Institute of Chicago’s Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, where he supported permanent collection acquisitions and the organization of wide-ranging exhibitions, commissions, programs, and performances. Blackwell holds a MA in Art History and The Humanities from the University of Chicago.

Caitlin Julia Rubin
Associate Curator
& Director of Programs

Rose Art Museum

Caitlin Julia Rubin is the Associate Curator & Director of Programs at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University

Caitlin Julia Rubin is the Associate Curator & Director of Programs at the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Since joining the Rose, she has organized exhibitions and projects by Mark Dion, Rosalyn Drexler, Jennie C. Jones, JJ PEET, Tuesday Smillie, and Caroline Woolard, among others; collaborated with visiting artists to foster new, site-responsive initiatives; and curated numerous collection-focused presentations. She earned an undergraduate degree in Art History from the University of Chicago and an MA in Art History from the University of Texas, Austin.

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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 $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

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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.

© Lebohang Kganye

Show Us
Your Work

The Awards

$3,500

2 grants available

$1,000

4 grants available

Click the Apply button to submit your work in 2 steps:

1 — Submit your application fee
2 — Fill out the application form

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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.

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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.

© Brendon Edward Kahn

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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