2018 Artist Community Engagement Grant Guidelines

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to submit an application to Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s 2018 Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant in New York City. This is a closed-call application. Please do not share the application materials with other artists. Email Maryam Parsi at Director@rhmfoundation.org with your intent to apply no later than Friday, December 15, 2017 APPLICATION DEADLINE Friday, February 2, 2018, 11:59 pm EST About the Artist Community Engagement Grant The ACE Grant provides financial support—individual grants ranging from $750–$1,500—to projects that are community-based and foster communication, community participation, and cultural exchange. The grant is available to a wide range of project formats, including panel discussions, artist talks, public presentations, workshops, web-based activities, lectures, screenings, publications, and other public events or cultural exchanges. We support projects that encourage cultural or traditional sharing locally or across borders as well as projects that broaden audiences in a specific community. The ACE Grant does not support general costs—including equipment costs or studio costs—for an artist’s practice. Rather, it is a project-based grant. Individual or collaborative projects should focus on community engagement, cultural exchange, and the sharing of ideas. Eligibility and Requirements Only artists who were nominated for the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City are eligible to apply for the 2018 ACE Grant in New York City. Recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant are not eligible to apply. Artists may apply as an individual or collaborative. Collaborating artists can include any artists, who may or may not have been nominated to RHMF. The lead artist—the main contact for the ACE Grant Application—should be the... read more

Announcing the 2017 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rema Hort Mann Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City: Allison Janae Hamilton, Antone Konst, Diamond Stingily, Dylan Vandenhoeck, Grace Metzler, Maia Ruth Lee, Matthew Schrader, and Sable Elyse Smith. Each grantee receives a $10,000 unrestricted grant for demonstrating critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art as well as an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions to the arts in the future. Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 50 distinguished NYC-based curators and arts professionals—100 artists were invited to apply for the grant. View the portfolios of the 2017 New York City nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a competitive selection process. Jurors for the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City included: Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, New Museum Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation David Humphrey, Artist/Critic/Professor, Columbia University Jane Panetta, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art Erin Somerville, Deputy Director and Curator, White Columns Since 1996 the Rema Hort Mann Foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grant to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The goal of the Emerging Artist Grant is to support an artist at a critical time in the development of their practice. For an Emerging Artist Grantee the funds can mean another year in their studio, or a year’s worth of supplies, but most importantly, the grant offers artists the time to create their work unfettered by the monetary restrictions that often hinders their creative production. Past Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grantees have included Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who this past year was... read more

2018 LA Emerging Artist Guidelines

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to submit an application to Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s 2018 Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles. You have been nominated to apply for this opportunity through a closed-call process. Congratulations! The Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles is open to nominated visual artists who meet the eligibility requirements (see below). Out of a pool of 80–90 artists, eight will be selected to receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000. This unique opportunity to apply is extended only to a select group of visual artists in Los Angeles. Please do not share the application materials. Before applying, review the Application Guidelines below to determine your eligibility and to understand the application requirements. To be considered for the grant, complete the Online Application Form by Thursday, November 30, 2017. Deadline: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 2017 ABOUT RHMF’S EMERGING ARTIST GRANT RHMF’s Emerging Artist Grant is awarded annually in both the New York and Los Angeles Metro Areas. You have been nominated for the 2018 Los Angeles Grant. Through a rigorous selection process, eight artists will be selected to receive an unrestricted grant of $10,000. Eligibility and requirements You must meet the eligibility requirements before applying. You will confirm your eligibility in the Online Application Form. To be eligible, you MUST: be based and primarily working in the Greater Los Angeles Metro Area. be emerging. You should be at an early stage in your career, demonstrate a serious commitment to an art practice in a contemporary dialogue, and have great potential though you may be under-recognized in the field. You cannot be enrolled currently as... read more

2017 ACE Grantees NYC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Announcing the Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2017 Artist Community Engagement Grant Recipients in NYC New York City, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the newest season of our Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant in New York: Mauricio Cortes Ortega, Amanda Trager, Katherine Toukhy, Chris Bogia, Damien Davis, Kara Lynch, Jodie Lyn-Kee-Chow, Ilana Harris-Babou. The goal of the ACE Grants is to make a positive and lasting impact on the artist community, especially in support of artistic collaboration, special projects, and community engagement. The ACE grant makes a wide range of project formats possible, including: panel discussions, artist talks, public presentations, workshops, web-based activities, lectures, screenings, publications, and other public events or cultural exchanges. These eight ACE grantees reflect the full potential of the projects we support and facilitate. The Rema Hort Mann Foundation was created in September 1995 by friends and family of Rema Hort Mann to honor her joyful and vivacious life after her untimely death from stomach cancer at age 30. The Foundation has evolved into a dynamic and effective organization, offering both unrestricted and community-based grants, by nomination only, to promising emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. Through the generosity of individual donors, artists, galleries, and organizations, such as the Warhol Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation continues to increase its impact in New York City and Los Angeles, and has awarded over 200 unrestricted cash grants to artists in New York City and Los Angeles since 1995. Through careful deliberation... read more

2017 NYC Emerging Artist Guidelines

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to submit an application to Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York. You have been nominated to apply for this opportunity through a closed-call process. Congratulations! The Emerging Artist Grant in New York is open to nominated visual artists who meet the eligibility requirements (see below). Out of a pool of 80–90 artists, eight will be selected to receive an unrestricted grant at $10,000. This unique opportunity to apply is extended only to a select group of visual artists in New York. Please do not share the application materials. Before applying, review the Application Guidelines below to determine your eligibility and to understand the application requirements. To be considered for the grant, complete the Online Application Form by Tuesday, August 15, 2017. Deadline: Tuesday, August 15, 2017 ABOUT RHMF’S EMERGING ARTIST GRANT RHMF’s Emerging Artist Grant is awarded annually in both the New York and New York City Metro Areas. You have been nominated for the 2017 New York grant. Through a rigorous selection process, eight artists will be selected to receive an unrestricted grant at $10,000. Eligibility and requirements You must meet the eligibility requirements before applying. You will confirm your eligibility in the Online Application Form. To be eligible, you MUST: be based and primarily working in the Greater New York Metro Area; be emerging. You should be at an early stage in your career, demonstrate a serious commitment to an art practice in a contemporary dialogue, and have great potential though you may be under-recognized in the field. You cannot be enrolled currently as... read more

Instructions for Buy What You Love 2017

  The Rema Hort Mann Foundation invites you to participate in Buy What You Love 2017!   Please submit to Buy What You Love! The Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s annual Art Auction, a one-night exhibition in New York City that features over 200 emerging and established artists. Buy What You Love, is a commissioned project of original 8.5 x 11 inch works on paper. Each donated work will be exhibited anonymously for collectors and art buyers. Upon purchasing the work at the auction, we reveal the artist to the buyer and encourage them to connect with the artist… you. Submit in a few ways: Request a packet: In this packet you will receive three sheets of RHMF archival paper. You can do whatever you want to the sheet provided- draw, cut, collage, or sculpt, just make sure that it measures flat at 8.5 x 11 inches, and that you use the original paper in someway. To request a packet today,  click here and fill out an online request form. Create your own packet and send: Use 1-3 pieces of 8.5 x 11 inch archival paper and do whatever you want to the sheet and submit. INSTRUCTIONS TO SUBMIT YOUR WORK Create 1-3 works with 8.5 x 11 inch archival paper. Once you’ve finished, do not sign the front of the work. Print and sign your name on the back of the work. Additionally, on the back, include the Title, Date, Medium, and your contact information and/or website. Take a picture of your work and send the jpeg image to submit@rhmfoundation.org, with the Title, Date, Medium, your contact information and/or... read more

Announcing the 2016 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rema Hort Mann Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City:  Genesis Belanger, Teto Elsiddique, Anna Glantz, Joiri Minaya, Azikiwe Mohammed, Sara Murphy, Sondra Perry, and Adrianne Rubenstein. Each grantee receives a $10,000 unrestricted grant for demonstrating critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art as well as an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions to the arts in the future. Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 50 distinguished NYC-based curators and arts professionals—100 artists were invited to apply for the grant. View the portfolios of the 2016 New York City nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a competitive selection process. Jurors for the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City included: Matthew Higgs, Director/Chief Curator, White Columns Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation David Humphrey, Artist/Critic/Professor, Columbia University Carolyn Ramo, Executive Director, Artadia Elisabeth Sherman, Assistant Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art Since 1996 the Rema Hort Mann Foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grant to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area. The goal of the Emerging Artist Grant is to support an artist at a critical time in the development of their practice. For an Emerging Artist Grantee the funds can mean another year in their studio, or a year’s worth of supplies, but most importantly, the grant offers artists the time to create their work unfettered by the monetary restrictions that often hinders their creative production. Past Rema Hort Mann Foundation Emerging Artist Grantees have included Mary Reid Kelley, who this past year was awarded a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome,... read more

Eight New ACE Projects Funded

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Announcing the Rema Hort Mann Foundation 2016 Artist Community Engagement Grant Recipients Los Angeles, CA- The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the newest season of our Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant in Los Angeles. The ACE Grant Program was established in 2013 as part of the Foundation’s LA Initiative with the goal of encouraging meaningful engagement between Los Angeles-based artists and their surrounding communities. The ACE grant makes a wide range of project formats possible, including: panel discussions, artist talks, public presentations, workshops, web-based activities, lectures, screenings, publications, and other public events or cultural exchanges. These eight ACE grantees reflect the full potential of the projects we support and facilitate. The Rema Hort Mann Foundation was created in September 1995 by friends and family of Rema Hort Mann to honor her joyful and vivacious life after her untimely death from stomach cancer at age 30. The Rema Hort Mann Foundation has evolved into a dynamic and effective organization, offering unrestricted grants and community-based grants, by nomination only, to promising emerging artists who demonstrate an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. Additionally, our Quality of Life Grant assists cancer patients undergoing treatment by providing grants for travel, accommodations, child care and related expenses to help strengthen their familial and community support during their most vulnerable time of need. Through the generosity of individual donors, artists, galleries, and organizations such as the Warhol Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Rema Hort Mann Foundation continues to increase its impact in New York City and Los... read more

Announcing the 2016 Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles. Each grantee receives a $10,000 unrestricted grant for demonstrating critical and rigorous work as well as an ability and commitment to making substantial contributions in the arts. The 2016 Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles are Lauren Davis Fisher, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Gelare Khoshgozaran, Nick Kramer, Nevine Mahmoud, Lee Relvas, Daniel R. Small, and Marisa Takal. For the first time ever, RHMF is offering the Stanley Hollander Award in honor of Stanley Hollander, a passionate supporter and collector of emerging artists who helped RHMF to grow in Los Angeles since 2013. The Stanley Hollander Award, with support from the Hollander Family, is awarded to one of the eight LA grantees for a grant award that totals $15,000. The 2016 Stanley Hollander Award winner is Marisa Takal. The full list of the 2016 Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grant nominees and award winners is available here.     Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 40 distinguished LA-based curators and arts professionals—more than 65 artists were invited to apply. An independent jury selected the grant recipients. Jurors for the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles included: Edward Hayes, Curator of Exhibitions, Museum of Latin American Art Susan Hort, The Hort Family Jamillah James, Assistant Curator, Hammer Museum Kate McNamara, Director of Galleries and Exhibitions, Otis College of Art and Design Past Emerging Artist Grantees have included Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome,Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. RHMF offers eight Emerging Artists Grants in Los Angeles and... read more

Announcing the 2015 Emerging Artist Grantees in New York City

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the 2015 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City. Each receiving a $10,000 unrestricted grant, the emerging visual artists selected for this year’s grant include: Aaron Fowler, Motoko Fukuyama, M. Lamar, Leeza Meksin, Troy Michie, Kenny Rivero, Kenya (Robinson), and Ezra Wube.     Through a closed-call nomination process—which included over 50 distinguished NYC-based curators and arts professionals—197 artists were invited to apply. View the portfolios of the 2015 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City recipients and nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a rigorous selection process. Jurors for the 2015 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City included: Rocío Aranda-Alvarado, Curator, El Museo del Barrio Matthew Higgs, Director/Chief Curator, White Columns Rujeko Hockley, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Brooklyn Museum Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation David Humphrey, Artist Past Emerging Artist Grantees have included Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome,Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, among others. RHMF offers eight Emerging Artists Grants in New York City and eight Emerging Artist Grants in Los Angeles annually through a nomination process. About RHMF Rema Hort Mann Foundation was founded 20 years ago to carry forward the passion and strength of Rema Hort Mann by providing direct support both to emerging artists at a critical juncture in their careers as well as to cancer patients needing help during treatment to connect to family and loved ones. For inquiries, email Will Penrose, Director, at... read more