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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 current grant cycle are profiled below.

Mia Lopez
Assistant Curator
DePaul Art Museum
Chicago

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago

Mia Lopez is Assistant Curator at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago where she works on exhibitions, publications, and public programs focused on expanding the art historical canon. At DPAM she has contributed to numerous projects, most recently the exhibition Barbara Jones-Hogu: Resist, Relate, Unite and the catalog Out of Easy Reach. Mia was previously Curatorial Fellow for Visual Arts at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis. She has dual master’s from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Modern and Contemporary Art History, Theory, and Criticism and Arts Administration and Policy and a BA in Art History from Rice University. Mia is a 2012 alumnus of the Smithsonian Latino Museum Studies Fellowship and a 2016 alumnus of the National Association of Latino Arts and Cultures Leadership Institute.  

Patricia Restrepo
Assistant Curator
Contemporary Arts Museum
Houston

Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator, Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston

Patricia Restrepo is a curator, writer, and researcher based in Houston, Texas. She is the Assistant Curator and Exhibitions Manager at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH), where she has worked for four years. At CAMH she has recently curated Stage Environment: You Didn’t Have to Be There, an exhibition that revisits and reinvigorates CAMH’s seventy-year performance focus, and Dissent and Desire, the institution's 2018 FotoFest Biennial presentation showcasing the daring photographic work of Sunil Gupta and Charan Singh documenting LGBTQ+ lives in Delhi, India. She manages and contributes to the institution’s publication production and has orchestrated the digitization of all of CAMH's catalogues to increase accessibility to the museum’s prolific and significant scholarship. Restrepo has curated exhibitions and performance programming at Alabama Song, Hardy and Nance Studios, Houston Center for Photography, and Northset Residency. Fostering exhibitions as laboratories, her curatorial interests include the generative potential latent in archives, museology, and performative work.

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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

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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

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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.

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After payment, you will be forwarded to the application form.

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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.

Simple Application

Applications are typically completed in under 20 minutes — we designed the process to save artist's time. Our submission form includes the following fields:

• Email Address

• First Name

• Last Name

• Collaborative/Collective Name (* optional)

• Image Upload Area (Drag and drop area to attach 10 images)

• Artwork Details (Title, Date, Medium, for the attached works)

• Artist Statement / Biography (* optional)

• Opt-In for Instagram Features (* 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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The deadline to apply for The Hopper Prize has passed.


Fall 2018 grant winners will be announced in late February.

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Visibility

Grants

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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.

As we continue to support artists, this site will serve as a resource for curators, gallery owners, collecters, and arts enthusiasts.

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Why Participate

Support

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

Connect

Our jurors are leading contemporary curators

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60 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org

Visibility

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

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Art is
knowledge
made
visible.

Gustave Courbet

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