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$1,000 Grants - All Media Eligible

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The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2020 artist grants. We are offering 5 grants in the amount of $1,000 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. Our aim is to advance artists' careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. We accept submissions twice a year via an open call.

We are currently accepting submissions for the Fall 2020 grant cycle.

Program Highlights
Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists
5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

Connect with Curators
We collaborate with contemporary curators holding prominent positions at major institutions in order to select our grant winners. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Fall 2020 awards are:

Christine Koppes, Curator & Director of Public Programs
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art

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Jade Powers, Assistant Curator
Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art

Our jurors will be selecting 5 artists from our open call who will each receive $1,000. The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at hopperprize.org.

Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize, where we currently reach an audience of over 46K. Our editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.

In addition to grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we will be providing an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. We launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.

Eligibility
The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media.

We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Recent Winners
We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant winners include:

  • Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City
  • Christopher Desanges, Boston
  • Dominic Hawgood, London
  • Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco
  • Vikesh Kapoor, Sunset Pines
  • Adrian Coleman, London, United Kingdom
  • Trish Tillman, New York, New York
  • Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn, New York
  • Elena Bajo, Los Angeles, California
  • Vanessa da Silva, London, United Kingdom
  • Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco, California
  • Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington, Indiana
  • Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Jinyong Park, London, United Kingdom
  • Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles, California
  • Alex Callender, Northampton, Massachusetts
  • Alicia Eggert, Denton, Texas
  • Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
  • Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles, California
  • Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
  • Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
  • Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
  • Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
Prize summary: 
5 artists will each win $1000
Prizes Details: 

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD

  • 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org
  • A selection from the submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art
Deadline: 
11/17/2020
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Grants for Arts Equity

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Open funding opportunity for Bay Area visual arts organizations serving BIPOC and other underserved audiences.

Minnesota Street Project Foundation is awarding grants for capacity-building initiatives to Bay Area visual arts organizations serving Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) and other underserved audiences. The program’s vision is to help visual arts organizations working in communities that have historically experienced the greatest socio-economic barriers to sustained arts engagement. Chosen grantees can receive up to $10,000.

Guidelines accessible here.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and accessible here.

Prize summary: 
Chosen grantees can receive up to a $10,000 grant.
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Chosen grantees can receive up to $10,000 for capacity-building initiatives to help sustain and strengthen arts engagement in their communities.

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Visualise – international exhibition support programme by Ukrainian Institute

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The Ukrainian Institute has launched a long-term programme Visualise aimed at supporting international exhibition projects. The programme provides opportunities of co-programming, co-financing, and communications support to exhibitions that contribute to promoting the art of Ukraine globally and establishing institutional partnerships. 

The current open call for project proposals targets exhibitions to be held outside of Ukraine in 2021 or later. Both Ukraine-based and non-Ukrainian legal entities are eligible to apply. The tentative budget per project is up to 1 million UAH. 

The deadline for submissions is 2 August 2020, 11:59 PM, Kyiv time.  

For more details, please visit the programme’s official webpage.  

The Ukrainian Institute is a state institution that promotes the culture of Ukraine internationally. Established in 2017, the Institute is affiliated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. We facilitate international connections between people and institutions and create opportunities for Ukraine to interact and cooperate with the world.     

Prize summary: 
Up to 1 million UAH funding
Deadline: 
08/02/2020
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Children’s Art Week 2020: Grants for organisations

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Children's Art Week 2020: 29 June – 19 July 2020   

Children’s Art Week is a UK-wide programme run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education.   

In 2020, Children’s Art Week will take place online, at home and in schools across three weeks in June and July. Each week will focus on a special theme.   

  

Our 2020 themes are…    

  • Week 1 (from 29 June): The Natural World   
  • Week 2 (from 6 July): Connecting across generations   
  • Week 3 (from 13 July): Literacy and creative writing   

Schools, galleries, museums and community groups are invited to plan and register visual arts activities for children and families. These activities will give children and young people, together with their teachers, parents and carers, the opportunity to take part in practical art activities with artists, makers and educators.  

Over the past months, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how essential creativity and the visual arts are for learning, connecting and wellbeing. While our venues, cultural organisations and some school buildings may be closed, engaging in the visual arts is more important than ever.   

 

Who can organise an event or activity?   

Due to the uncertainty of when cultural and community venues will be able to safely host events, Children’s Art Week 2020 is focusing on online, remote events, activities and resources for home and school.   

Venues and organisations of all types and sizes are welcome to register events and activities — from libraries to community halls, heritage venues and country parks, schools and of course museums and galleries. Individual artists and makers can also take part.  

Activities may range from a live-streamed session with an artist or special activity packs, to digital challenges engaging with online collections, physical resources distributed by post or activity delivered over the phone — think outside the box! Events and activities will be filtered by age and location, so think about whether you would like to connect to a specific history or person from your local area and what age groups you would like to engage with.   

Organisers are welcome to revisit existing resources and activities to programme for Children’s Art Week 2020. If you have activities, a campaign or programme already in action, think about how you can respond to this year’s themes and join in!   

All registered events or activities, excluding private events registered by schools or organisations, must be free or low cost to participate, and must be able to be accessed or distributed remotely. Organisers will receive support from Engage to plan, run and publicise their events or activities.  

Registration will open at the end of May 2020.   

  

Why get involved?   

Children’s Art Week is a fantastic opportunity to encourage families, children and young people and schools to take part in fun, creative activities that they might not have tried before.  

In 2019 more than 17,000 children, young people and adults took part in events in venues across the UK. Organisers reported that 62% of participants were first-time visitors to their venue. 32% of participants were audiences who were completely new to the arts.   

Through evaluation, we know that Children’s Art Week is a valuable opportunity for venues and individuals to reach out to new audiences and take part in a national event.   

 

I have questions — who can I contact for help?   

Our team are on hand to offer support for your event — if you have any questions please contact info@childrensartweek.org.uk or call 07483 319 951.  

Children’s Art Week is run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Engage Scotland, Engage Cymru and The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust. 

Prizes Details: 

6 x £750 grants are available for organisations to commission freelance gallery educators or artists in England, Scotland and Wales to produce or lead new activity during Children’s Art Week.  

Deadline: 
05/27/2020
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Fully Funded Opportunity for Artists Affected by Natural Disasters

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The Byrdcliffe Art Community has received a generous grant from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation for visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) who have been displaced or otherwise affected by a natural disaster.  The Pollock-Krasner grant will offer a full fellowship and stipends to attend the four-week residency in Woodstock, NY in Summer 2020 for up to 4 selected visual artists. The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media. Application Deadline for this grant is March 1, 2020

2020 Session Dates: 

* Session 1: Thurs, May 28  –  Mon, June 22

* Session 2: Thurs, June 25 – Mon, July 20

* Session 3: Thurs, Aug 6   –   Mon, Aug 31

* Session 4: Thurs, Sept 3   –  Mon, Sept 29

 

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4 selected visual artists will receive a Pollock Krasner Disaster Relief Fellowship for a residency at Byrdcliffe Artist Colony in Woodstock, NY

Eligibility: 

This grant includes artists affected by the earthquakes in Mexico, wildfires in California, hurricanes in Puerto Rico, Florida, and Texas, tornadoes, and other natural disasters. Please note that destruction of a home or studio by extremes of weather (e.g. pipes bursting due to freezing, etc) are not covered by this grant. Eligible disciplines include painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, weaving, ceramics, and other visual media. Applicants must be visual artists living/working in North America (including Mexico and Puerto Rico) to be eligible for this grant. 

Prizes Details: 

The grant will cover all fees plus provide a stipend up to $500 to assist with travel to and from the residency and an additional materials reimbursement up to $500 to help compensate for lost and damaged materials.

Deadline: 
03/01/2020
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Partnership opportunities

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Do you have a creative project that needs funding? Have an exhibition coming up? Have membership fees to pay but can’t afford to? Are you a larper? Maybe you really want to attend the next Shattered World event but can't afford the ticket? A Dancer in need of new costumes? Do you need funding? Do you need to pay studio space fees? Is it time to purchase new tools? Is it a new guitar? Perhaps you're saving because you want to tour? Have you got recording studio fees to pay? Are you planning to release an EP? Is it that pair of Kool Karlifornia Infirri leather pants that will put together your look? Does your brand need new merch? Or maybe you're part of a club?A market stall holder? Do you run workshops? Part of a car club? Do you want to raise money for charity? Are you a publican who wants to attract more musicians to play gigs? Do you volunteer for wildlife conservation charities? Is there a course or workshop you'd like to do? Are you interested in promoting the Perth music scene

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Around The Sound is published fortnightly and we also have some fantastic fundraising opportunities available for any individuals or community groups who are searching for the easiest fundraising game changer that will significantly increase the $ in their kitty.

If you or someone you know is interested, contact Ash Lee or Andrew Thompson for more information today.

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