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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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The Football Art Prize Now Is Calling for Entries

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The Football Art Prize is a brand-new exhibition opportunity celebrating art and football, and giving artists from around the world the chance to show their work to a prestigious panel of judges, including artists, curators and football players; exhibit on a tour to three venues, Touchstones Rochdale, Sheffield’s Millennium Gallery and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens and win £10,000 in cash and purchase prizes – with more awards to be announced shortly. 

The shortlist will be selected by a judging panel including: David James, footballer; Jo Cunningham, curator; Kirstie Hamilton, curator; Mark Doyle, curator; Mark Wallinger, artist; Sacha Craddock, writer, critic, broadcaster

Artists may submit up to four works at £10 for the first entry and £5 for each additional entry. Artists entering from a Rochdale, Sheffield or Sunderland postcode will have a reduced fee of £7.50 for the first entry. 

Key information:

- Exhibition: The Football Art Prize

- Awards: over £10,000

- Mediums: 2 dimensional artworks, including painting, drawing, photography, video, digital art, collage, mixed media, textile and more.

- Who can enter: international artists over the age of 18

- Deadline: Friday 19 November, 5pm

- Venues: Touchstones Rochdale, Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

Prize summary: 
Up to £10,000
Prizes Details: 

- First Prize: £5,000

- Second Prize: £3,000

- Third Prize: £2,000

Deadline: 
11/19/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
£10
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Women United ART PRIZE 2021

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We are beyond thrilled to announce the launch of Women United ART PRIZE 2021!

Women United ART PRIZE 2021 is a contemporary art prize aimed at celebrating female artists across the globe who work in 2D format. The art prize is organized by a global inclusive platform Art Mums United, a collective that creates various art opportunities and coaching programs for artist mothers and women creatives in general.

This year, Women United ART PRIZE is focusing on 2-dimensional drawings, paintings, analog collages and embroidery/fiber art.

 

Jury

TAM GRYN

Head Curator at SHOWFIELDS, Director of Fine Arts at Rally.io, co-founder of Culturadora and a member of the Board of Directors of the Kulturspace Foundation in Berlin.

 

SASHA-LORIENE

Visual artist and founder of Mahyue Studios and BLACK GIRLS WHO PAINT®, a platform formed by a Black woman who paints that believes in increasing our visibility so young black girls can see themselves in the art world.

 

GITA JOSHI

Independent curator, artist coach, podcast host, author of a bestselling book Show Your Art - How to build an art career without a gallery. Gita is also the founder of the Curator's Salon and Art Seen - a new international magazine that focuses on contemporary art.

 

EKATERINA POPOVA

Visual artist, artist coach, podcast host, co-author of an international bestseller The Complete Smartist Guide. Kat is also the founder of Create! Magazine and the Art Queens Society - a monthly membership for women artists who are done playing small.

 

OUR PARTNERS

Art Queens Society, Create! Magazine, Visionary Art Collective, PxP Contemporary, The Curator’s Salon, Visionary Art Collective.

THIS OPEN CALL IS FOR ALL WOMEN ARTISTS regardless of their age, nationality, location, sexual orientation, race. We especially encourage women artists of color to apply.

 

IMPORTANT DATES

Early bird 20 July, 2021

Deadline 31 August, 2021

Shortlist announced 1 October, 2021

Results announced 20 October, 2021

Prize summary: 
Cash prize for 3 winners, online solo exhibit, online group exhibit, interviews in print and online, coaching sessions, 6-month art community membership, podcast recording, social media features.
Prizes Details: 

CASH PRIZES 

AWARD CERTIFICATES

SOLO & GROUP ONLINE EXHIBITS

PODCAST, LIVE and WRITTEN INTERVIEWS

MAGAZINE FEATURES

RESUME REVIEWS

SOCIAL MEDIA FEATURES

COACHING SESSIONS

ART COMMUNITY MEMBERSHIP

 

All provided by ART MUMS UNITED, WOMEN UNITED ART PRIZE, VISIONARY ART COLLECTIVE, ARTS TO HEARTS PROJECT, PXP CONTEMPORARY, CREATE! MAGAZINE, ART QUEENS SOCIETY, THE CURATOR'S SALON.

Deadline: 
08/31/2021

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Fee Detail: 
EUR 8 / EUR 16 / EUR 24 / EUR 32
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Summer Exhibition

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Calling all visual artists worldwide to send in their submission for our annual Summer Exhibition 2021.

The Theme for this year is 'Our Changing World'

There will be 2 selections as follows:

Online Exhibition and Gallery Exhibition.

 

Deadline for submissions 9th July 2021 midnight UK time

Prize summary: 
Over £1000 to be won in prizes
Prizes Details: 

Top Prize £500

Second Prize £250

Third prize £100

Deadline: 
07/09/2021

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£15-£35
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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
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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

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
45€
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PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE - 3RD EDITION

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PASSEPARTOUT PHOTO PRIZE

3rd Edition

 

Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by providing 1,000 euros in monetary awards every year, exhibition opportunities in a prestigious venue in the heart of Rome, Italy, publication opportunities and more. 

 

Among the jurors are the american photographer Richard Tuschman, World Press Photo Awards winner Laura Pannack and professionals from different backgrounds that bring various perspectives into our selection process.

 

This is a perfect platform to start your career in contemporary art and photography industries on an international scale.

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

 

It is an open theme contest. 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 photographers from all over the world without any age limit.

Passepartout embraces innovative and original approaches to contemporary photography.

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

 

The annual exhibition takes place in Rome, Italy, 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.

 

 

AWARDS

Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros

Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome, Italy

Catalogue Prize: Featuring in our annual publication

Sponsored Prizes:

Fuori Gamut Prize - Large-format print of your work 

CSF Adams Prize - Portfolio review and workshop

 

INFO

Entry fee: 18 euros (for 3 photographs) – you can submit up to 7 photographs with additional 4 euros per piece.

Submission Deadline: July 26th, 2021

Theme: Open theme - photographic works of any kind of artistic style, size and technique (digital, film and experimental processes) are accepted.
 

Announcement of the Winners:  September 2021

Announcement of the photographer selected for the exhibition and catalogue: Spring 2022

Passepartout Annual Exhibition:  Fall 2022

Organized by: Il Varco Srls

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

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

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AWARDS

Passepartout Photo Prize: 500 euros

Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective annual exhibition in Rome, Italy

Catalogue Prize: Featuring in our annual publication

Sponsored Prizes:

Fuori Gamut Prize - Large-format print of your work 

CSF Adams Prize - Portfolio review and workshop

Deadline: 
07/26/2021

Entry Fee:

Fee Detail: 
18€
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