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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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11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Solo Exhibition for Painting

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Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 11th Biennial Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 and older. The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center. Pelham Art Center is proud to sponsor this competition and award honoring the memory and artistic achievement of artist Alexander Rutsch (1916 –1997).

The judging panel for the 11th Biennial Rutsch Award is comprised of members of the Rutsch family, Pelham Art Center affiliates, and four guest jurors: Krista Scenna, Owner of Ground Floor Gallery; Shazzi Thomas, Director of The Painting Center; Larry Ossei-Mensah, Senior Curator at MOCAD; and Steve Locke, Professor of Painting at Pratt University.

Prize summary: 
$7500 for the winner and cash awards for finalists
Prizes Details: 

The winner is awarded a $7,500 cash prize, a solo exhibition and printed catalog at Pelham Art Center.

Deadline: 
12/15/2020

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Fee Detail: 
$35
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PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE - 2nd edition

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ABOUT OUR PRIZE

 

Il Varco invites you to join the second edition of the Passepartout Photography Prize, a photography contest born to promote and widen the exposure of emerging photographers.

Our mission is to be your “Passe-partout” – which means a master key and also a framing method to enhance the power of the artwork within.

Passepartout Photography Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary award every year and exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy. This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale.

Every year we will announce multiple calls for entries and select a winner of each edition who will be awarded 500 euros. Plus, all the finalists will have another chance to be selected for the Passepartout annual collective exhibition. 

 

Photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes, digital collages and other mixed media) are accepted.

 

The application is open to both professional and amateur photographers from all over the world without any age limit.

Passepartout embraces innovative and original creativity in contemporary photography.

We welcome various artistic languages applied to the photographic image, including, but not limited to, experimentation and fusion of different genres.

The first annual exhibition will take place in Rome (Italy) in 2021 for two weeks to be seen. The exhibition will be hosted by 28 Piazza di Pietra Gallery, an international fine art gallery specialized in contemporary art of both emerging and established international artists. The gallery is located in the historic center of Rome where local and international visitors and art collectors gather. This modern gallery beautifully integrated and built on the ancient ruin of the Hadrian Temple structure is an impeccable site to display artworks of many genres.

 

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Entry fee: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 3 euros per piece.

Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros

Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective exhibition in 2021

Sponsored Prizes:

Large-format print of your work  - sponsored by Fuori Gamut

Portfolio review and workshop  - sponsored by CSF Adams

Submission Deadline: January 10th, 2021

Announcement of the Winners:  End of January 2021

Passepartout Annual Exhibition: February/March 2021

Organized by: Il Varco Srls

Partner Gallery: 28 Piazza di Pietra – Fine Art Gallery (Rome, Italy)

Sponsors: Centro Sperimentale CSF Adams, Fuori Gamut – officina di stampa fine art, Greyout Studio, Rosini Cornici.

Prize summary: 
Win 500€ cash prize and service prizes.
Deadline: 
01/10/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
18€
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2021 Embracing Our Differences International Art Exhibit Celebrating Diversity--$3000 in prizes

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The centerpiece of Embracing Our Differences is an outdoor juried art exhibit featuring 50 billboard size images created by local, national and international artists and writers. The display reflects the artists' interpretations of the theme "enriching lives through diversity." The exhibit is displayed annually at Bayfront Park in downtown Sarasota. The winning artworks combine a deep understanding of both medium and message.

Prize summary: 
$3000 in total prizes
Prizes Details: 

Awards are given for "Best-in-Show Adult," "Best-in-Show Student," and "People's Choice" categories, with the last chosen by visitors to the exhibit. Adult winners each receive $1,000; students receive $1,000 with $500 to be directed to the student and $500 to their school’s art program, if they worked under the direction of an educator.

Deadline: 
10/07/2020

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YICCA 20/21 - International Contest of Contemporary Art

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The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

Internationality and networking make YICCA a huge opportunity for the artists, which can: 

• Win a cash prize:

- Euro 3000,00 money prize to the first selected

- Euro 1000,00 money prize to the second selected 

• Promote their art through a variety of channels:

- exhibit the selected artworks in a exhibition space, determined by competition.

- improve the relationship between finalists and critics, curators, gallery owners, public and private art institutions that will have access to this important exhibition.

- have maximum visibility through the advertising campaign that will follow the competition and all its stages.

 

DATES AND DEADLINES

July 29, 2020: Beginning of subscriptions

October 30, 2020: Subscriptions deadline

November 19, 2020: Notification of winning artworks

Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.

 

YICCA 20/21 - Final exhibition - January 2021

CMC - CENTRO CULTURALE MILANO 

Largo Corsia dei Servi, 4, 20122 Milano - Italy

www.centroculturaledimilano.it 

 

All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances.

All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country. 

There are no special qualifications required for entry.

 

All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website 

To register please complete the registration form on the official website.

Prize summary: 
Great opportunity for the artists which can win a cash prize!
Prizes Details: 

DATES AND DEADLINES

July 29, 2020: Beginning of subscriptions

October 30, 2020: Subscriptions deadline

November 19, 2020: Notification of winning artworks

Deadline: 
10/30/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
- Euro 3000,00 money prize to the first selected - Euro 1000,00 money prize to the second selected
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Lab.16 art contest

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Lab.16 art contest, is a call for submissions open to all kind of artists. Works allowed in the art competition are: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media and video. A great opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize, have the opportunity to exhibit the artworks in October 2020 in Rome and much more. 

 

PRIZES: 5000,00€

- collaboration award for a new Malamegi collection

- artwork acquisition award

- cash prize

- monographic book prize

 

The following types of works are admitted: Painting, Sculpture, Photography, Mixed media, Digital, Video, Graphics, Net art, other (all visual works that can be reproduced through a picture are allowed).

The contest is addressed to professional and amateur artists, graphic designers, painters, photographers, etc. from all over the world. 

Extended deadline : 22 July 2020

Prize summary: 
A great opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize
Prizes Details: 

ARTWORK ACQUISITION AWARD

Malamegi Lab will acquire one among 12 final artworks. This artwork will become part of the Malamegi Lab’s private collection. The award has a maximum purchase value of € 2000,00.

COLLABORATION AGREEMENT

Malamegi is raffling the creation of a new collection of works by the selection of one artist among the 12 finalists of the contest. The collaboration will enable the artist to develop an entire collection of his works that will be advertised and presented to all buyers of the commercial network.

CASH PRIZE

At the end of the collective exhibition, to an artist among the 12 selected will be awarded a cash prize of € 1,000. The award will be given based on the quality and originality of the work on display. The winning work will remain property of the artist. The prize is a contribution to the development of art and artist's aesthetic research.

MONOGRAPHIC CATALOGUE

A monographic book will be dedicated to one of the finalists. The monography will be curated by Malamegi Lab with the support of final exhibition's curators. The book will be edited, developed, printed and distributed at Malamegi Lab expenses. Apart the copies in distribution, another ones will be added for the artist's personal use. The monograph will be printed in about 100 copies, of which 20 will be left to the artist. The distribution of monographs will be curated by Malamegi on behalf of its best customers and collectors.

 

Deadline: 
07/09/2020

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
45€
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