Artist Grant Competition

The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000. This is an open call, all media eligible. Grant submissions will be juried by leading curators: Amber Esseiva, Associate Curator, Institute for Contemporary Art VCU, and Leila Groth, Associate Curator for Contemporary Art, Baltimore Museum of Art. Our open call provides you with a direct path to get your work in front of these forward thinking exhibition makers. In addition to grants, 30 artists will be selected for a shortlist. Additional exposure is available via our online Journal as well as our Instagram feed, currently reaching an audience over 33K.


Artists age 18 and over residing anywhere in the world are eligible.


  • Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists.
  • 5 artists will each receive $1,000.00 USD in unrestricted grant awards
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at
  • Selected submissions will be featured on our Instagram feed @hopperprize
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through our Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

Applications Procedure

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.

  • To apply for a grant, you only need to submit this information: Name & Email Instagram Username (optional)
  • Up to 10 Image or Video attachments Artwork captions Artist Statement & Biography (optional)
  • $40 submission fee.

5 artists will each receive $1,000

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