2017 Los Angeles Artist Community Engagement Application Guidelines

2017 Artist Community Engagement Grant in Los Angeles As an artist who was nominated for the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant, you are eligible to apply for the 2017 ACE Grant in Los Angeles. We would like to invite you to submit an application to Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s 2017 Community Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles. You have been nominated to apply for this opportunity through a closed-call process. Congratulations! Please do not share the application materials with other artists. 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 Friday, May 12, 2017 Deadline: May 12, 2017 Online Application Form: CLICK HERE ABOUT RHMF’S ARTIST COMMUNITY EMERGING ARTIST 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 Los Angeles are eligible to apply for the 2017 ACE Grant in Los... read more

2017 NYC Artist Community Engagement Application Guidelines

2017 Artist Community Engagement Grant in New York City   It gives us great pleasure to invite you to submit an application to Rema Hort Mann Foundation (RHMF)’s 2017 Artist Community Engagement (ACE) Grant in New York City. This is a closed-call application. Congratulations! 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 Friday,  April 21, 2017. Deadline: April 21, 2017 Online Application Form: CLICK HERE   ABOUT RHMF’S ARTIST COMMUNITY EMERGING ARTIST 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 2016 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City are eligible to apply for the 2017 ACE Grant in New York City. Recipients of the 2016 Emerging Artist Grant are not eligible to apply. Artists may apply as an individual or collaborative. Collaborating artists can include... read more

2017 RHMF Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation is thrilled to announce this year’s 2017 RHMF Emerging Artist Grantees in Los Angeles! The eight recipients of the $10,000 unrestricted cash grant are: Johanna Breiding, Nikita Gale, Aimee Goguen, Laeh Glenn, Ann Hirsch, Gala Porras-Kim, Christina Quarles, and Paul Sepuya. The selection process for the grant began in October, when we invited over fifty distinguished curators, artists, critics, art historians and others who have their finger on the pulse of the Los Angeles art world, to each nominate two emerging artists for the grant.  We had a record response this year, resulting in one of the largest and most impressive pools of applicants from all over the Los Angeles area. From a group of over 100 artists, the eight final grantees were chosen by an Independent selection committee, comprised of artists, curators, critics selects the grantees from an extensive pool of nominees working in every visual artistic discipline, representing the diversity in the LA emerging art scene. This accomplished committee included Naima Keith- Deputy Director of Exhibitions and Programs at the California African American Museum; Susan Hort- Rema Hort Mann Foundation; Catherine Taft- Deputy Director and Curator of LAXART; Anthony Pearson- Artist; and Jamillah James- Curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art. We are pleased to welcome our new group of grantees to join our vast alumni network that include artists such as Mary Reid Kelly, Sarah Sze, Kehinde Wiley, Mika Rottenberg, David Altmejd, Mickalene Thomas, and Amy Cutler, among many others. For a complete list of this year’s nominees and to view their work, please visit the e-gallery at rhmfoundation.org. About Rema Hort... 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 Angles

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