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

Eli Smith

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color,…

Eli Smith is a Philadelphia based artist who works with oil paint. Most of his works depict strong emotion through use of the human body and figure, often using black and white pigments and little color, with many works in…

Emily Brett Lukens

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating…

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

Emily uses short staccato marks to create tension and texture, evoking the surfaces and organic forms found in nature manipulating the medium to create images. …

Kimberly Stemler
Tom Herbert

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes.…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy…

In his mixed media work, Tom Herbert explores various concepts of abstraction through the use of repeated pattens and shapes. His use of fractured elements to create designs gives his work an kinetic energy that keeps the…

Carla J Fisher
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