$3,500 Artist Grants

Artistic fields
Applied Arts, Architecture, Curating, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Education, Fashion, Film, Installation, Interdisciplinary, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textiles, Video, Visual Arts, Writing
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.
Cash Prize
3500 USD x2 prizes
1000 USD x4 prizes
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.
30 artists will have their work archived at hopperprize.org; Additional exposure on social media
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. Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.
Application fee
40 USD
Required documents
Artist Statement
Artwork / Portfolio
Application type
Online Form
Hopper Prize
Jury Members
Tyler Blackwell - Associate Curator, Blaffer Art Museum
Caitlin Julia Rubin - Associate Curator & Director of Programs, Rose Art Museum
Previous Winners
Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
Erik Parra, San Francisco, California
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
Trish Tillman, New York
Nicholas Moenich, Brooklyn
Elena Bajo, Los Angeles
Vanessa da Silva, London
Mark Baugh-Sasaki, San Francisco
Genevieve Cohn, Bloomington
Sydney Cook, Baltimore
Jinyong Park, London
Isabel Yellin, Los Angeles
Alex Callender, Northampton
Alicia Eggert, Denton
Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Minneapolis
Juan Giraldo, New York
Maja Ruznic, Los Angeles
Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook
Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg