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$3,500 Artist Grants

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The Hopper Prize is now accepting entries for our Fall 2021 artist grants.

We are offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000.

Grants will be 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 2021 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 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 current awards are:

Tyler Blackwell

Associate Curator

Blaffer Art Museum

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Caitlin Julia Rubin

Associate Curator & Director of Programs

Rose Art Museum

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 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 60k. 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 (https://hopperprize.org/journal/). 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:

  • Abi Salami, Dallas
  • Abigail Lucien, Baltimore
  • Hasani Sahlehe, Atlanta
  • Laura Berger, Chicago
  • Jennifer Sirey, Brooklyn
  • Cielo Felix-Hernandez, Richmond
  • Akihiro Boujoh, Utrecht
  • Joey Solomon, Brooklyn
  • Lynnea Holland-Weiss, Cleveland
  • Susan Chen, Hartford
  • Yannick Lowery, Philadelphia
  • 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: 
Win up to $3,500
Deadline: 
11/16/2021
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Romano Cagnoni Award 22 Edition FREEDOM

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Romano Cagnoni Award 2022 CALL FOR ENTRIES!

Starting 15 June 2021, the second edition of the Romano Cagnoni Award, an international photojournalism prize, is soliciting applications from photographers from all over the world. Promoted by the Romano Cagnoni Foundation, in collaboration with Photolux Festival and the support of LensCulture, the Award was born in 2019, in memory of the great photojournalist Romano Cagnoni (1935-2018), The Foundation’s aims are: to support photographers who investigate, with depth and participation, topics related to human condition, social and environmental change, humanitarian crises and the violation of human rights in the world.

After the first edition of 2019, which awarded Gianluca Panella as the winner, the Award will be presented in a renewed guise, starting with the name RCA - Romano Cagnoni Award to underline the international matrix of the initiative, to specifically welcome applications from all over the world. "Romano was a photojournalist who worked internationally, collaborating and publishing in newspapers which have made photojournalism history, such as LIFE Magazine, Sunday Times, The New York Times and many others - declares Patricia Franceschetti Cagnoni, President of the Romano Foundation Cagnoni - the idea that this award bears his name means continuing to remember the values ​​underlying his research and to pass them on to younger generations. At the same time it is an important signal to support photojournalism, in this time of crisis and change.

The fundamental collaboration of the Foundation with the Photolux Festival - International Biennial of Photography, co-directed by Enrico Stefanelli, Chiara Ruberti, Rica Cerbarano and Francesco Colombelli, is confirmed and a new partnership is established with LensCulture, one of the main online platforms dedicated to contemporary photography. The Jury will be composed of authoritative experts in the sector, such as:

Martina Bacigalupo, photographer and photo editor of Revue 6MOIS

Elena Boille, vice-director and photo editor of Internazionale magazine

Daria Bonera, founder of DB Agency and visual editor of CESURA

Jim Casper, director of LensCulture

Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, photographer and President of the Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation (Arles)

Moshe Rosenzveig, founder and director of Head On Photo Festival (Sydney)

Patricia Franceschetti Cagnoni, President of the Jury

Director of the Award Benedetta Donato.

The Theme of this edition is: FREEDOM.

Prize summary: 
Win Euro 5.000 cash prizes, exhibition, publication
Prizes Details: 

The projects will be selected by an International Jury
The winner will receive 5,000 Euro, an exhibition that will be held during the Photolux Festival in Lucca in May-June 2022 and the publication on the official catalogue of the event. In addition, a work selected among those shortlisted, will be published in Internazionale Magazine.
Call for entries deadline: 15.11.2021

Deadline: 
11/15/2021
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Green Product Award 2022

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The application phase for the Green Product Award has begun!

Since 2013, the Green Product Award has been honouring products and services already launched on the market that stand out in the areas of sustainability, innovation and design - the award is aimed at 'sustainable market changers' from start-ups to established companies. The submission deadline is November 1st, 2021.

Participants benefit from seals, digital presence on the Award and media partner channels, the annual Green Trend Book, detailed jury feedback, exhibitions and networking opportunities with Green Future Club members.

Architecture & Tiny Houses, Building Components, New Materials, Consumer Goods, Fashion, Handicraft, Interior & Lifestyle, Kids, Kitchen, Mobility, Sport and Workspace are the categories in which the awards are presented. Students and graduates can apply for the Green Concept Award.

The winners of the Green Product Awards are determined in a three-stage award process:

  • inclusion in the 'Pre-Selection' (ongoing).
  • announcement of the Nominees for the Green Product Award 2022.
  • determination of the winners by the jury. Additional winner of the audience award through a public vote (60,000 votes in 2021).

The Green Product Award 2022 Jury:

Prof. Martin Charter (Centre of Sustainable Design), Ludovico Durante (Staiy), Prof. Claus-Christian Eckhardt (Lund University), Karsten Bleymehl (The Circular Materials GmbH), Tina Kammer (InteriorPark.), Prof. Xin Liu (Tsinghua University), Katja Lucas (Dutch Design Week), Kiersten Muenchinger (University of Oregon), Johanna Neves Pimenta (md INTERIOR DESIGN ARCHITECTURE), Dr. Robert Pludra (Academy of Fine Arts Warsaw), Katja Reich (DBZ Deutsche BauZeitschrift), Mimi Sewalski (avocadostore.de), Jewell Sparks (BITHOUSE Venture Group / UNITED17 Ventures), Anna Theil (Studio Für Morgen), Sebastian Thies (nat-2 / thies 1856®), Hon. Prof. Meike Weber (Architektin und Kulturmanagerin), Michael Weber (Projektträger Jülich – PTJ), Julius Wiedemann (TASCHEN-Verlag), Melodie Abdollahi (Haus von Eden), Katja Keienberg (baby&junior), Petra Schmatz (green Lifestyle), Raz Godelink (Parsons School of Design), Katrin de Louw (Trendfilter).

The festive award ceremony and the exhibition with the winning entries will take place in March 2022 on the occasion of the IHM International Crafts Fair and parallel to the Munich Creative Business Week in Munich. Further exhibitions are being planned.

Award Timeline

01.11.2021          Award Submission Deadline
13.12. 2021        Nominees Announcement
13.12. 31.01 22  Jury evaluation & Audience Awards public voting
09.03. 2022        Award Ceremony & Exhibition start

Further Information
Green Product Award    
Green Concept Award   

Green Future Club

Under the claim 'Let's design the future', the Green Future Club aims to contribute to a future where all products are sustainable. The association sees its mission as bringing together a diverse group of pioneers, thinkers, doers and visionaries to promote the sustainable development of materials, products and services. With the Green Product Award and Green Concept Award, the club has been making 'best practice' examples accessible to a broad public on an international level since 2013 - for more visibility of products, services and concepts that are to inspire consumers and industry globally. The Green Future Club is a global network that is constantly expanding - through new members and multiplicators, growing online and face-to-face events, and multi-faceted action. 

Prize summary: 
Seals, Certificate, Book feature & Media coverage
Prizes Details: 

1. Receive one of the Green Product Award Seals (Pre-Selection, Nominee or Winner) with unrestricted advertising rights.
2. Get digital exposure to about 7 million contacts through our website, social media channels and partner sites.
3. Integration in the Green Product Award website main gallery (1 year) & database (permanent).
4. Eligibility to participate in the online public voting for the Green Product Audience Award.
5. Product feature in the annual Green Trend Book.
6. Evaluation and point based feedback by the international jury on design, innovation and sustainability.
7. Integration in expert pool for talks, workshops, spin-off projects and exhibition opportunities in Europe.

Deadline: 
11/01/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
Submission Fee & Pre-Selection Fee for Established companies: 200€ + 700€ & Start-ups: 100€ + 350€. For discounted prices see: https://www.gp-award.com/downloads/2021_Fees_en
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Lab.19 art contest

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Lab.19 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 2021 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. 

 

Deadline : 1 July 2021

You can find all the information about the contest on the official website: www.lab.malamegi.com

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

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.

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. Artworks not for sale or with a price higher than the acquisition prize will not participate in this prize. These artworks will still be able to win one of the other prizes.

 

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 € 1000,00. 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.

Deadline: 
07/01/2021

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Fee Detail: 
45€
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Spectrum Art Award 2022

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The Spectrum Art Award is a national competition, created to celebrate the creative excellence of artists on the autistic spectrum. It is open to all UK adults over the age of 18 who identify as being on the autistic spectrum and for work in any medium. Submission is free.

The Award is now open for submissions until 31st July 2021. The award will recognise the achievements of 5 selected finalists equally; each finalist will win £5,000 and an opportunity to have their work exhibited and advanced in its most suitable form. All five will also receive invaluable professional mentoring, curatorial and PR support.

Critically acclaimed artists and photographers Larry Achiampong, Alison Wilding and John Hooper will be joining the judging panel along with Spectrum Art Award finalist 2020, Janice Hughes.

Prize summary: 
£5,000 for each 5 finalists & exhibition opportunity
Prizes Details: 

Each 5 finalists will win £5,000 and an opportunity to have their work exhibited and advanced in its most suitable form. All five will also receive invaluable professional mentoring, curatorial and PR support.

Deadline: 
07/31/2021

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Free to enter
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Call to Artists and Art Organizations: 2021 ISC Innovator Award

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International Sculpture Center Innovator Award
Submission Deadline: August 12, 2021

The ISC Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work.

Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professionals in the field, who will select one final recipient. After confirmed by the ISC Awards Committee and Board of Trustees, the recipient will be honored at community awards ceremony (date TBD). Submissions will close August 12, 2021.

Please read the following award criteria carefully. 

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • Applicants may apply as individuals or groups (such as but not limited to artists, cultural organizers, curators, nonprofit, organization, collaborative, etc.)
  • Available for both domestic and international entities.
  • Applicants may not be a current graduate or undergraduate student (*Student eligibility through the  ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in contemporary sculpture awards program)
  • Open to sculptors/groups working in any material or medium

Examples of innovation include:

  • Develops new thought processes
  • Is a unique benefit to the community and/or society
  • Encourages social change
  • Creative use of sculpture/materials/technique/processes
  • Demonstrate the promise of continuing creative and professional growth

Award Recipient Benefits:

  • $1,000 Cash prize
  • One year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level ISC Membership
  • Recognition on sculpture.org and in Sculpture Magazine
  • Virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community
  • Residency opportunity (if available)
Prize summary: 
Recipient awarded a $1000 Cash Prize and more
Deadline: 
08/12/2021

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