Artadia Awards

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.

Los Angeles Application

Jan 1 – Feb 1, 2024

Chicago Application

Feb 1 – March 1, 2024

New York City Application

March 1 – April 1, 2024

San Francisco Bay Area Application

May 1 – June 1, 2024

21c Research Triangle Application

June 15 – July 15, 2024

Boston Application

Aug 15 – Sept 15, 2024

Atlanta Application

Sept 1 – Oct 1, 2024

Houston Application

Oct 1 – Nov 1, 2024

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).


The Artadia application is open for one month in each program city, is free to apply and open-call.

A jury of three curators assembled by Artadia, including one locally based curator, reviews all applications and determines a short list of six Finalists.

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.*

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.


  • Applicants must 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.
  • Applicants must be currently living and working within the city’s eligible counties and resided there for at least two years prior to the application deadline.

Media Files

  • You must submit eight images
  • All images must be formatted as .jpg files
  • File names may be numbered in order from 01 to 08 followed by _ (underscore), and the title of the work
  • The maximum file size for each image is 2 MB
  • The image size should be no larger than 1240 x 1240 pixels
  • Images should be in RGB colorspace (sRGB preferred)
  • File names must include the “.jpg” extension


  • Video submissions are limited to video art, animation, and performance documentation
  • Video submissions can only be up to 3 minutes total
  • Dance or choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context are not eligible
  • Feature-length commercial films and documentaries, music videos, and commercial music projects are not eligible
  • Please do not send documentation of sculpture or other works as video. If time-based media is not your primary medium, DO NOT use this option
  • If you choose to upload multiple videos within one file rather than one singular project, please provide timecode markers in your Image Details for each unique clip. For instance, “Video A” begins at 00:00, “Video B” begins at 02:30


1. Determine your eligibility and create an account with Submittable

2. Organize
your application materials

3. Applications will be reviewed by a jury panel

You can log in and out of the application 
as many times as you wish before the deadline.

Media: 8 images and 3 minutes of
video (if applicable)

During the first-round review panel, images and videos are reviewed one at a time, in succession. Jurors select six finalists to receive virtual studio visits as part of the second round review, from which the three Awardees will be selected. You will be notified if chosen as one of six finalists moving on to the second round.

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  • Start Date
    May 1, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 15, 2024 12:00 am
  • It Will Be Repeated On
    • June 15, 2024July 15, 2024
    • August 15, 2024September 15, 2024
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