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Artist Grants | The Hopper Prize

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About Our Awards

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of the work created by visual artists. We want to advance artists' careers by providing unrestricted financial support coupled with a platform for increased visibility. Twice a year we accept submissions via an open call.

We are currently accepting submissions for our Fall 2018 grant cycle.

Connect with Curators

We collaborate with contemporary curators in order to select our grant winners. Jurors for the Fall 2018 awards are:

Patricia Restrepo, Assistant Curator

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Mia Lopez, Assistant Curator

DePaul Art Museum Chicago

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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 Grant awards are unrestricted and may be used any way the recipients choose.

Additionally, when submitting, all artists have the option to opt-in to be considered for Instagram features on our feed @hopperprize. We will be featuring submissions daily prior to the application deadline.


Past Winners

We support artists working in all media, from diverse backgrounds, in wide-ranging geographic locations. Recent grant recipients include:

  • Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
  • Tracy Kerdman, Saugerties, New York
  • Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Christopher Meerdo, Chicago, Illinois
  • Erik Parra, San Francisco, California​

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We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply. We accept submissions in all media.

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