The Hopper Prize | $3,500 & $1,000 Artist Grants


The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2022 artist grants. 

We are offering $3,500 and $1,000 grants to artists and photographers around the world.

Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators. Current Jurors:

— Simone Krug, Curator, Aspen Art Museum

— Rachel Reese Waldrop, Director & Curator, Institute of Contemporary Art, Chattanooga

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 2022 grant cycle.

Program Highlights

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

$3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant

$1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant

30 artists will have their work archived at

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 current awards are:

Simone Krug, Curator

Aspen Art Museum


Rachel Reece Waldrop, Director & Curator

Institute of Contemporary Art, Chattanooga

Our jurors will be selecting 6 artists from our open call who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. 

2 artists will win $3,500 and 4 artists will win $1,000. 

The jurors will also select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived at

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 67k. 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.


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:

Eli Durst, Austin, Texas

Britt Ransom, New Orleans, Louisiana

Azadeh Gholizadeh, Chicago, Illinois

Brittany Miller, Bronx, New York

Galina Kurlat, Brooklyn, New York

In June Park, Brooklyn, New York

Rafael Perez Evans, London, United Kingdom

Jazmine Harris, Chicago, Illinois

Anya Roberts-Toney, Portland, Oregon

Cathy Hsiao, Chicago, Illinois

Julia Gutman, Sydney, Australia

Sagarika Sundaram, New York, New York

Abi Salami, Dallas, Texas

Abigail Lucien, Baltimore, Maryland

Hasani Sahlehe, Atlanta, Georgia

Laura Berger, Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer Sirey, Brooklyn, New York

Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Richmond, Virginia

Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht, Netherlands

Joey Solomon, Brooklyn, New York

Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland, Ohio

Susan Chen, Hartford, Connecticut

Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Andrea Ferrero, Mexico City, Mexico

Christopher Desanges, Boston, Massachusetts

Dominic Hawgood, London, United Kingdom

Kira Dominguez Hultgren, San Francisco, California

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


November 15, 2022   

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Prize Summary: 
2 artists will win $3,500 and 4 artists will win $1,000
Prizes Details: 

$3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant

$1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant

30 artists will have their work archived at

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

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