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

The ACE Grants are Here

July 2, 2015 Press Release Results of the 2015 Artist Community Engagement Grant The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is excited to announce the recipients of the inaugural season of the Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant in New York City. The ACE Grant Program was established in 2015 with the goal to encourage meaningful engagement between New York-based artists and their surrounding communities. The ACE Grant was inspired by the successes of the RHMF YoYoYo Grants that began in 2013 as part of the Foundation’s LA Initiative. We are thrilled to be able to expand this worthwhile Fund to our New York City-based artists and communities. Since 1995, the RHMF has awarded over 200 unrestricted cash grants to artists in New York City and Los Angeles. With the addition of the ACE Grants, we hope to have an even greater impact on the artist community, especially in our support of artistic collaboration, special projects, and community engagement. Through careful deliberation by the selection committee that included Jesse Greenberg (artist), Naomi Hersson-Ringskog (executive director, No Longer Empty), David Humphrey (artist), Nicole Russo (owner and director, Chapter NY), Elisabeth Sherman (senior curatorial assistant, Whitney Museum of American Art), John Silvis (artist, independent curator and art advisor), Lumi Tan (associate curator, The Kitchen), and Nari Ward (artist), ten artist proposals were chosen to receive funding ranging from $750- $1,500 to carry out their projects. Please help us congratulate the 2015 ACE Grantees! Camel Collective, (Anthony Graves and Carla Herrera-Prats), “Something Other Than What You Are” A multi-channel video, shot at the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles, that focuses on the hidden labor of... read more

Announcing the 2015 YoYoYo! Grantees

  RHMF YoYoYo 2015 Artist Grants The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is excited to announce this year’s recipients of the YoYoYo Artist Grants, part of the RHMF LA Initiative. The YoYoYo Special Funds Grant Program was established in 2013, with the goal to encourage meaningful engagement between Los Angeles–based artists and their surrounding communities. Artists don’t live in a bubble – through this kind of support, our hope is that this special projects fund will promote artists to share their practice and new ideas with a broader community, shed light on relatively unknown issues, and expand the artist’s reach beyond the studio and the gallery. We are especially interested in supporting artist collaborations, as the grant can be allocated to awarding participatory honorariums for artists involved in projects who would otherwise be donating their time. Through careful deliberation, the evaluation committee selected 12 artist proposals that will receive funding ranging from $750-$2000 to carry out their projects that range from walking tours and discussions, to the production of publications and documentary film. We would like to give a special thanks to this year’s YoYoYo Selection Committee for their invaluable contribution to the selection process: Rosson Crow (artist), York Chang (artist), Vanessa Chow (artist), Travis Diehl (artist/critic), Marcy Freedman, artist/art historian), Jonathan Griffin (critic), Suzanne Hudson (writer/art historian), Soo Kim (artist), Aandrea Stang (Director, OxyArts), Christopher Ulivo (artist), Stephanie Washburn (artist)     Please help us congratulate the 2015 YoYoYo Grantees!   Carmen Argote – “Alex’s Room: Walks” A set of walking tours, discussion, and printed map to correspond with the exhibition Alex’s Room at the LA gallery Commonwealth and Council. The walks erve to ask: what is the connection between the way... read more

Announcing the 2015 Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grantees!

      Help us welcome our 8 newest RHMF Emerging Artist Grantees! January 31, 2014 For immediate release The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is proud to announce the 2015 RHMF Los Angeles Emerging Artist Grantees! The eight recipients of the $10,000 unrestricted cash grants are: Lindsay August-Salazar, Neal Bashor, Rafael Esparza, Mariah Garnett, Lauren Halsey, Nancy Lupo, Lauren Mackler, and Christopher Richmond.  To view the portfolios from our grantees and all of our nominee, visit our updated e-gallery! The selection process for the grant began in August, where we invited over 50 distinguished curators, artists, critics, art historians from the Los Angeles art world, to each nominate three emerging artists for the grant.  From a group of nearly 100 artists, the eight final grantees were chosen through a second, independent review by the selection committee. We are thrilled to welcome our newest group of grantees to join our vast alumni network that includes artist Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Kehinde Wiley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, David Altmejd, Mickalene Thomas, and Virginia Overton, among many others. This year the Rema Hort Mann Foundation is celebrating 20 years of supporting promising emerging artist and enhancing the emotional support networks for cancer patients in need.   2015 RHMF Grant Selection Committee Rosson Crow was born in Dallas, TX in 1982 and lives in Los Angeles. She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts, New York NY in 2004 and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, New Haven, CT in 2006. Honor Fraser Gallery presented Crow’s exhibition Ballyhoo Hullabaloo Haboob in 2012. One-person exhibitions of her work have been mounted at Musée Régional... read more