Artadia has active awards programs in the following cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. Awards are granted in participating cities on a rotating basis. Artadia Awards are $10,000 and are unrestricted: The award money can be used however the artist sees fit.

Artadia chooses to fund artists in cities that demonstrate a commitment to contemporary art. These cities are notable for:

    •    The active presence of local artists in the community.
   •    Art institutions recognized for innovative contemporary programming.
   •    A commercial art market that offers artists opportunities to show their work locally and at art fairs.
   •    Exemplary schools that prepare artists through undergraduate and graduate programs.

*The Los Angeles Awards cycle includes a third award of $25,000 in unrestricted funds. 


21c Museum Hotels, a multi-venue contemporary art museum and award-winning hospitality company, and Artadia are thrilled to be partnering for the inaugural 21c Artadia Award which will grant one Louisville artist $10,000 in unrestricted funds.

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 21C Artadia Award from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the Louisville Metro area for a minimum of two years. The eligible counties are: Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, Bullitt, Nelson, Meade, Trimble and Henry Counties in Kentucky; and Clark, Harrison, Floyd, and Washington Counties in Indiana. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. The Awardee will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of leading curators in the summer of 2021. This is the first annual 21C Artadia Award cycle.

All APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:

June 15, 2021 by 11:59pm (Midnight) CST

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible to apply for the 2021 21C Artadia Award, artists must fulfill the following requirements:

  •  Be a contemporary visual artist (making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. This Award does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context).
  • Live and work within the eligible Louisville Metro area counties.*
  • Have resided in Louisville Metro area for a minimum of two years.*
  • 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 21c or Artadia staff or directors in any way.
  • Have not received an Artadia Award or an award from The Art Council for $5,000 or more in the past.
  • If you are enrolled in a long-term artist residency program, please note you are only eligible to apply if you permanently reside in Louisville. 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 the submitted work they must be clearly identified and credited.

*If you have temporarily relocated due to COVID-19 please email us at info@artadia.org


Artadia and 21C Museum Hotels are committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and believe in fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs of all individuals and groups.

While we welcome applications from artists at all stages of their practice, the Awardee will demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence, maintain a rigorous practice and have a clear artistic voice.

Previous Artadia jurors have recommended that artists submit work that has been created within the past three years. Though you may submit more than one slide of the same artwork, we recommend that you provide a representative sample of the breadth of your creative work.

PLEASE NOTE: Video submissions are limited to video art, animation, and performance documentation. Feature length commercial films and documentaries, music videos, and commercial music projects are not eligible.


APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
The 21c Artadia Award employs a rigorous two-tier jury process, inviting leading national curators to serve as jurors. For the inaugural 2021 21C Artadia Award, a panel of two jurors will evaluate all submissions and select four Award Finalists to receive further exploration through virtual studio visits by jurors. Of the Finalists, the jurors will designate one artist to receive an award of $10,000 in unrestricted funds.


TIMELINE   

May 15 - June 15: Application open   

Late June: Finalists notified   

Mid July: Virtual studio visits with Finalists   

Late July: 2021 21C Artadia Awardee announced

Fill out the application below to have your work considered for the 2021 21C Artadia Award.


We highly recommend that you finish the application at least two days prior to the deadline. We will not be able to answer questions past June 11 or accept late applications. Please allow yourself 48 hours to upload images and video. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.


QUESTIONS
Please direct any questions to info@artadia.org with the subject line "2021 21C Artadia Award Application." We will answer your questions as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2021 San Francisco Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of leading curators in the summer of 2021. This is the thirteenth San Francisco Awards cycle.


All APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:

July 1, 2021 by 11:59pm (Midnight) PDT  


ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible to apply for the 2021 San Francisco Artadia Awards, artists must fulfill the following requirements:

  • 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).
  • Live and work within the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.*
  • Have resided in one of the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years.*
  • 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 not received an Artadia Award or an award from The Art Council for $5,000 or more in the past.
  • 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 the submitted work they must be clearly identified and credited.

*If you have temporarily relocated due to COVID-19 please email us at info@artadia.org


Artadia is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and believes in fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs of all individuals and groups.

While we welcome applications from artists at all stages of their practice, Artadia Awardees demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence, maintain a rigorous practice and have a clear artistic voice.

Previous jurors have recommended that artists submit work that has been created within the past three years. Though you may submit more than one slide of the same artwork, we recommend that you provide a representative sample of the breadth of your creative work.

PLEASE NOTE: Video submissions are limited to video art, animation, and performance documentation. Feature length commercial films and documentaries, music videos, and commercial music projects are not eligible.



APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS

Artadia employs a rigorous two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading national and international curators and artists. A preliminary panel evaluates all submissions and selects six Award Finalists. A second panel of two curators, one based in the Award city, will conduct virtual studio visits with the six Finalists. Of the Finalists, the jurors will designate three artists to receive awards of $10,000 each in unrestricted funds.



TIMELINE

June 1 - July 1: Application open

Mid July: Finalists notified

Late July: Virtual studio visits with Finalists

Mid August: 2021 San Francisco Awardees announced



Fill out the application below to have your work considered for the 2021 San Francisco Artadia Awards.

We recommend that you finish the application two days prior to the deadline. We will not be able to answer questions past Tuesday, June 29 or accept late applications. Please allow yourself 48 hours to upload images and video. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

QUESTIONS
Please direct any questions to info@artadia.org with the subject line "2021 San Francisco Awards Application." We will answer your questions as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

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