Overview of Our Artist Grant Program and Digital Publication Initiative

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© Mike Wilson

Program Overview

The Hopper Prize
Our organization supports individual artists through two primary modes: unrestricted grant-making and a digital publication and archiving platform.

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Artist Grant Program
Our artist grant program awards 5 individual artist grants annually. The total value of these awards is $5,000.00 USD which is equally divided among winning artists, with each grantee receiving an unrestricted award of up to $1,000.00 USD.

© Vaclav Pluhar

Digital Publication Initiative
Our digital publication initiative seeks to archive artists' work for future audiences. 30 artists will be selected to have a their work, biographies, and links to their personal websites archived at hopperprize.org. Our aim is to build a comprehensive archive of prize recipients and shortlisted artists that will serve as a resource for curators, gallery owners, collecters, and arts enthusiasts.

Who We Support

Inclusivity is one of our core values and a guiding principle of our organization. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. 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.

Selection Process
Winning artists are selected through an open call for proposals. The Hopper Prize is a merit based grant. Recipients are chosen based on the quality of their work through a blind jury process. Jurors review only the work submitted, they do not have access to artist names or contact information. Guest panelists are selected exclusively through a nomination process to ensure fairness and objectivity throughout the jurying process.

© Samuel Zeller

Open to Everyone
We welcome applications from artists of all ages and experience levels working in any and all disciplines, including painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video, documentary, performing, experimental, conceptual, and installation practices. Our primary objective is to make it possible for artists to fully realize their creative expression while reaching new curatorial audiences, collectors, writers, and advisors.

Paul Klee, Bird Landscape, watercolor on paper

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