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        Artadia Awards - Artadia

        Funding Opportunity

        June 1, 2024 |

        Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the seven active partner cities. Supporting artists equitably is a critical part of the Artadia Award process: we consider the unique populations of each community and are proud to reflect our country’s diversity with an Awardee pool that is over 50 percent female and over 40 percent persons of color.

        In addition to financial support, Awardees can participate in the Artadia Network to receive structured opportunities for valuable new connections and resource sharing as well as receive a dedicated webpage on Artadia’s online Artist Registry. Connections fostered by Artadia have facilitated major steps in Awardees’ careers, such as inclusion in prominent exhibitions (e.g. six Awardees are featured in the 2024 Whitney Biennial, and seven Awardees in Prospect.6 New Orleans).


        1. OPEN CALL
        The Artadia application is open for one month in each program city, is free to apply and open-call.

        A jury of three curators assembled by Artadia, including one locally based curator, reviews all applications and determines a short list of six Finalists.

        A second jury, assembled by Artadia, made up of one juror from the application review and one new juror conducts virtual studio visits with each Finalist for 45 minutes.

        Following the studio visits, the second round jury will designate three Awardees to receive unrestricted funds of $15,000*, as well as access to the Artadia Network. Awardees are determined based on the sole discretion of the jury. *Marciano Artadia Awardee receives unrestricted funds of $25,000.

        For their time and labor in the application process, Artadia provides honorariums to each Finalist ultimately not chosen as an Awardee.

        Application Guidelines

        • Applicants must be a contemporary visual artist, making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context.
        • Applicants must be currently living and working within the city’s eligible counties and resided there for at least two years prior to the application deadline.
        • Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.
        • Not be related to Artadia staff or directors in any way.
        • Have never received an award from Artadia or from The Art Council (Artadia’s former name). Please note that former finalists are eligible to apply.
        • If you are enrolled in a long-term artist residency program, please note you are only eligible to apply in the Award city where you permanently reside. Additionally, you must make yourself available to meet with jurors for a 45 minute virtual studio visit should you be chosen as a Finalist.
        • Unless applying as a collaborative, you must be the sole conceptual author of the artwork submitted in the application; if there are collaborators that share authorship of submitted work they must be clearly identified and credited.

        How To Apply

        1. Determine your eligibility and create an account with Submittable - You can log in and out of the application as many times as you wish before the deadline.

        2. Organize your application materials - Media: option of digital images and/or time-based media

        3. Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel - During the first-round review panel, images and videos are reviewed one at a time, in succession. Jurors select six finalists to receive virtual studio visits as part of the second round review, from which the three Awardees will be selected. You will be notified if chosen as one of six finalists moving on to the second round.

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