Each year, an open-call application is made available in each of the six 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; receive a dedicated webpage on Artadia’s online Artist Registry; and access to a fiscal sponsorship. 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, and Prospect New Orleans.
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 $10,000*, 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.
TIME-BASED MEDIA FILES
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
Los Angeles County
The five Boroughs: Brooklyn, Bronx, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens
Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, and San Mateo Counties