Artadia has active awards programs in the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York and the San Francisco Bay Area. Awards are granted in participating cities on a rotating basis. Artadia Awards range from $5,000 to $20,000, 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.