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$1,000 Grants for Photographers

We are offering 5 grants to artists & photographers worldwide

The Hopper Prize   /   Deadline: 11/12/19

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The Hopper Prize is offering 5 individual artist grants in the amount of $1,000.00 USD awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.


Our awards are open to photographers worldwide.




Our grants are available to photographers worldwide. We are committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers.

Recent grant winners working in photography and related media include:

Sydney Cook, Baltimore, Maryland
Juan Giraldo, New York, New York
Letitia Huckaby, Benbrook, Texas
Lebohang Kganye, Johannesburg, South Africa


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 $1,000.00 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 (

Evaluation Criteria

Grant winners will be selected at the sole discretion of our jurors for Spring 2019:

Lauren R. O'Connell
Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art


Karen Patterson
Fabric Workshop and Museum


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