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2023 Foundwork Artist Prize | $10,000 Juried Grant with Studio Visits and Interviews

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Annual Art Competition

The annual Foundwork Artist Prize is a juried award for emerging and mid-career artists who are working in any media.  The 2023 honoree will win an unrestricted $10,000 grant and get studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors. 

Additionally, the honoree and three shortlisted artists will be invited for interviews as part of the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their practices. 

The jury for the 2023 Foundwork Artist Prize includes esteemed curators, gallerists, and artists based in Los Angeles, Medellín, Miami, and New York:

Alex Gartenfeld, Artistic Director, Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), Miami

Davida Nemeroff, Founder, Night Gallery, Los Angeles

Shinique Smith, Multidisciplinary Artist, Los Angeles 

Emiliano Valdés, Chief Curator, Medellín Museum of Modern Art, Medellín

Nicola Vassell, Founder, Nicola Vassell Gallery, New York 

The Prize is open to artists worldwide with limited exceptions, and the deadline to register is 5:00 pm PT, September 26, 2023. 

To be considered, artists must maintain a published profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks and an artist statement published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5:00 pm PT, September 26– 5:00 pm PT, December 31, 2023. 

Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules posted on the Foundwork website for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email

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About Foundwork

Foundwork is a 501(c)3 charitable organization supporting access and recognition for contemporary artists wherever they are based. We provide a dedicated online platform where emerging and mid-career artists can share their work with curators, gallerists, and other prospective collaborators across the global contemporary art community. We also host ongoing programming, including the Foundwork Artist Prize, to foster engagement and interest for participating artists. 

For more information about this international art competition, please visit the Event Website.


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