The Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize

This Deadline Expired: Tuesday, May 19, 2020

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. The prize seeks to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of grants to individual artists.

The program is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. The prize 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. Applications are encouraged from painters, photographers, sculptors, digital artists, performance artists, experimental genres, filmmakers, and printmakers. Unrestricted grants of $1,000 will be awarded to ten artists (five in the spring, five in the fall).

In addition to the 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, and the program is open to collaborative teams.

See the Hopper Prize website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.Link to Complete RFP

Linda Celestian

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of…

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside. Working in partnership with the…

Linda Celestian’s colorful paintings and sculptures are abstract interpretations of natural elements with the intention of bringing the power and beauty of nature inside. Working in partnership with the laws of nature she…

Mary Henderson

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Sociological, figurative oil paintings of crowds by Philadelphia artist Mary Henderson.…

Paula Mandel

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature…

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature twist. As I refer to my most sacred toys, I try to evoke universal images.…

My interest in glass and found objects has allowed me to re-immerse myself in the world of toys, this time with a more mature twist. As I refer to my most sacred toys, I try to evoke universal images. There is a compelling…

Barbro Jernberg
Carole Loeffler

Domestic textiles are imbued with the spirit of my imagined foremothers - emblazoned with positive affirmations – as if the…

Domestic textiles are imbued with the spirit of my imagined foremothers - emblazoned with positive affirmations – as if the spirit of the maker comes to life and offers solace and support. Carole is the…

Domestic textiles are imbued with the spirit of my imagined foremothers - emblazoned with positive affirmations – as if the spirit of the maker comes to life and offers solace and support. Carole is the caretaker of these…

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