Hopper Prize For Visual Arts

Hopper Prize

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May 18, 2021


Apr 13, 2021

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.

Winning artists will have their work archived at


All Artists Are Encouraged to Apply. Accepting Entries in All Media.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media.

There is a non-refundable $40 application fee.

Application Instructions

Click the Apply button to submit your work in 2 steps:

1 — Submit your application fee
2 — Fill out the application form

The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes. The form only contains these fields:

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

Image Specifications
* JPG files should be 2500 pixels wide on their longest dimension.
* JPG files should not exceed 2 megabytes per file.
* To submit video or time based art, include a URL to the video on Youtube or Vimeo.