The Artadia Awards provide financial support, exposure and recognition to artists. The awards are unrestricted, allowing artists to use the funds in any way they choose.
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. five Awardees were featured in the 2017 Whitney Biennial, and six in 2019).
Beyond Artadia’s anchored program cities, we offer periodic awards with partners such as NADA, EXPO, Prospect New Orleans, and 21c Museum Hotels.
1. OPEN CALL
The Artadia application is open for one month in each program city, is free to apply and open-call.
2. APPLICATION REVIEW
A jury of three curators assembled by Artadia, including one locally based curator, reviews all applications and determines a short list of six Finalists.
3. ROUND TWO STUDIO VISITS
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.*
4. AWARDEES IDENTIFIED
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.
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TIME-BASED MEDIA FILES
1. Determine your eligibility and create an account with Submittable
your application materials
3. Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel
Barrow, Bartow, Butts, Carroll, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Morgan, Newton, Paulding, Pickens, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton Counties
Eligible Townships: Allston, Andover, Arlington, Belmont, Beverly, Boston, Braintree, Brighton, Brockton, Brookline, Burlington, Cambridge, Chelsea, Dedham, Everett, Fall River, Framingham, Gloucester, Haverhill, Jamaica Plain, Lawrence, Lexington, Lowell, Lynn, Malden, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, New Bedford, Newton, Peabody, Quincy, Revere, Salem, Saugus, Somerville, Stoneham, Stoughton, Swampscott, Wakefield, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Winchester, Winthrop, and Woburn
Los Angeles County
The five Boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma Counties