The Hopper Prize Awards For Artist and Photographers

The Hopper Prize awards artists and photographers with cash grants that are unrestricted in the amounts of $3,500 and $1,000. The Prize also offers a platform for visibility and a means to connect with leading curators.

About Us 

The Hopper Prize is a grant-making institution and digital archiving platform offering a series of individual artist grants on a bi-annual basis totaling $22,000.00 USD. We provide unrestricted cash grants in the amount of $3,500 and $1,000 to artists around the globe.

About Our Awards

The Hopper Prize was established to increase the recognition of artwork created by individual artists. The aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility. Twice a year we accept submissions via an open call.

Submissions are open for our Spring 2022 grant cycle.

Grant awards have been increased to $3,500.

We offer 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. Current Jurors:
— Jody Graf, Assistant Curator, MoMA PS1
— Pamela Meadows, Curator, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Connect with Curators

In order to select our grant winners we collaborate with contemporary curators who hold prominent positions at major institutions. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. Jurors for the Spring 2022 awards are:

Jody Graf
Assistant Curator

Pamela Meadows
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art

Learn more about our jurors here

Our jurors will be selecting 6 artists from our open call who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. 2 artists will each receive $3,500 and 4 artists will each receive $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.

Additionally, when submitting, 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 periodically be featuring select submissions prior to the application deadline.

Insights Into Contemporary Art
Coupled with our grant awards, our shortlist, and Instagram reach, we provide an additional platform for exposure via our online Journal Insights Into Contemporary Art. 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.

Discover past grant winners here

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.

Simple Application
We made our grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

Deadline for Application : Tuesday, 17th May, 2022

To apply for a grant, you only have to submit this information:

• Name & Email
• Instagram Username (optional)
• Up to 10 Image or Video attachments
• Artwork captions
• Artist Statement (optional)
• Biography (optional)
• $40 application fee


Apply here


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