The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists and advance the careers of individual visual artists by providing them with unrestricted financial support.
The program views the field of visual arts in its broadest and most inclusive sense and therefore makes awards available to artists engaged in artistic practice spanning all methods of production. The program is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at any stage of their professional careers. Applications are encouraged from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, and printmakers.
In this grant cycle, unrestricted grants of $3,500 will be awarded to two artists and grants of $1,000 will be awarded to four artists.
In addition to grant recipients, Hopper curators select a short list of sixty artists annually (thirty in spring and thirty in fall) to have their work archived alongside grant winners. These elevated portfolio presentations function as a growing resource for curators, gallery owners, collectors, and arts enthusiasts.
There is a non-refundable $40 application fee.
Eligible applicants include any artist over the age of 18.
See the Hopper Prize website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.