21c Museum Hotels, a multi-venue contemporary art museum and award-winning hospitality company, and Artadia, a non-profit grantmaker and nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons, are thrilled to announce their collaboration on the fourth annual 21c Artadia Award, this year in Cincinnati, OH.

Launched in Louisville, KY in 2021, the 21c Artadia Award is a long-term partnership that annually provides $15,000 in unrestricted funds to one artist living and working in the unique creative communities where 21c Museum Hotels are located. Previous 21c Artadia Award cycles have granted three artists with unrestricted awards – Kiah Celeste (2021 Louisville), Kathy Liao (2022 Kansas City), and André Leon Gray (2023 Research Triangle). 

Open June 15–July 15, 2024, the 21c Cincinnati Award application is an open call, free to apply, and available to visual artists currently living and working within Hamilton County for at least two years. To apply and learn more, visit artadia.org/awards. The 21c Cincinnati Artadia Awardee will be announced in August 2024. 

“We are thrilled to announce our fourth Award cycle in partnership with 21c in Cincinnati. This fruitful multi-year partnership enables Artadia to further its mission of meeting artists where they live and aligns with 21c’s ethos of supporting the arts in each of their localities. We are excited to play a part in supporting and identifying exceptional talent within the arts community of Cincinnati,” shared Artadia Executive Director, Patton Hindle.

“2024 marks the fourth year of the 21c Artadia Award, a partnership that reflects our shared commitment to supporting and amplifying the work of living artists across the U.S.,” says 21c Chief Curator and Museum Director Alice Gray Stites. “We are thrilled that this year’s award will be given to an artist based in Cincinnati, a city 21c has called home since 2012, which has a nurturing a strong and vibrant cultural community led by diverse and dynamic artists.”

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About 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati

21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati is a boutique hotel, contemporary art museum and restaurant housed in downtown Cincinnati’s historic Metropole Hotel, a 100-year-old landmark listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 156-room property features over 8,000 square feet of exhibition space presenting rotating curated exhibitions, dynamic public art installations, and cultural programming. Exhibition space is free and open to the public, 365 days a year. The Metropole restaurant features a menu built around seasonal, local ingredients and dishes meant to be shared.

For more information, visit here. 

Image: Exhibition view of “Dress Up, Speak Up” by Ebony G. Patterson at 21c Museum Hotels in Cincinnati, OH.

About Artadia 

Artadia is a non-profit grantmaking organization and a nationwide community of visual artists, curators, and patrons. Over two decades, Artadia has worked collaboratively to foster a more just arts economy and improve the conditions necessary for artists of all backgrounds to thrive. Since its founding in 1999, Artadia has awarded over $6 million in unrestricted funds to over 400 artists nationally. Celebrating visual artists and their foundational role in shaping society, the Artadia Award benefits three artists annually in seven major US cities with high concentrations of creative workers—Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.