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About Us

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists.

We seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants.

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Support for Artists
In a time when many sources of direct funding for individual artists have been reduced or eliminated, The Hopper Prize offers artists direct, unrestricted financial assistance. Our organization awards 5 grants annually. Winning artists are selected through an open call for proposals. The Hopper Prize is a merit based grant. Winners are chosen based on the quality of their work. Awardees are selected by guest jurors holding prominent curatorial positions at major institutions.

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Visibility
In addition to providing unrestricted cash awards to artists, The Hopper Prize seeks to create new relationships between artists, curators, writers, and collectors. The Hopper Prize network reaches professionals who are commmitted to supporting the field of visual arts. Our mailing list currently includes collectors and gallerists, curators, writers, and visual artists.

Support from The Hopper Prize makes it possible for artists to fully realize their creative expression while reaching new curatorial audiences, collectors, writers, and advisors.

Georgia O'Keeffe, Hands, Platinum print

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for The Hopper Prize?
Any artist over the age of 18 is eligible to win The Hopper Prize
There are no restrictions on who can apply.


Are the awards open to international artists?
Yes, the awards are open to artists residing internationally.

Are there restrictions on media, or can any artist apply?
There are no restrictions on media.
We encourage applications from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, and more.


I work with a partner/collaborative/collective, are we eligible?
Yes, the awards are open to collaborative teams.

How much are individual artist awards from The Hopper Prize?
A total of $5,000.00 will be equally distributed to artists.
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD.


How do I apply?
1 – Visit the Apply section and select how many images you would like to submit.

2 – Pay your submission fee via Paypal.

3 – After your payment is complete, you will be directed to an online application form.

4 – Use the form to upload JPGs of your work. You will have the option to include title, date, medium, and size for all work submitted.


When is my application due?
May 15, 2018

When will winners be notified?
On our about June 15, 2018. This date may change slightly depending on how much time our jurors need to make selections, but notifications will go out roughly 30 days after the deadline.

When should I apply?
Apply as soon as possible, early applications are encouraged.
Early submissions will reviewed on a rolling basis by The Hopper Prize.


Are there any requirements for prize winners?
Winners may use their grants for any purpose, there are no restrictions.

How many artists will be published?
30 artists will have their work published at hopperprize.org.

Is there an application fee?
There is a non-refundable application fee depending on the number of images submitted:
$40 for 4 images
$60 for 8 images
$80 for 15 images


Are there restrictions on media, or can any artist apply?
The awards are open to all artists.
We encourage applications from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, and more.


I haven’t received notification about the status of my application, should I contact The Hopper Prize?
Applicants will be notified via email whether or not they have received an award. Unfortunately we cannot provide information about individual application status prior to the notification date.

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