Open Call

$1,000 Artist Grants

The Hopper Prize

With Funding


The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. We welcome entries in all media. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply. There are no restrictions on geographic locations. Our grants are available to artists around the globe.

Number of Participants

Total Awards: $5,000.00 USD for visual artists — 5 artists will each receive $1,000 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


Selection Results (Announcement Dates)


March 03, 2020 - May 19, 2020


  • $1,000.00 stipend (one-time)


  • $40.00 application fee


No meals

Public Programs



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Program Description

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.

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