Emerging Artist Grant

Supporting promising visual artists for more than 20 years.

Paul Pescador

Rachelle Rojany

Soyoung Shin

Nick Aguayo

Danielle Dean

Claudia Cortinez

Daniel Bejar

MilJohn Ruperto

“Our goal continues to be to choose artists that will make the most lasting contribution to contemporary art; among so many outstanding applications, the selection process gets more difficult every year.” 

Susan Hort

Since 1996 Rema Hort Mann Foundation has awarded the Emerging Artist Grant to promising visual artists in the greater New York City metropolitan area. Today, the grant is distributed in both Los Angeles and New York City. Our alumni of past grant recipients include artists such as Sarah Sze, Erik Parker, Dana Schutz, Keltie Ferris, Mickalene Thomas, and others that are now represented by major galleries and housed in a number of public and private American and International collections.


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LA Initiative

Art Los Angeles Contemporary 2014 Opening Night

2014 LA Initiative Grantee Allison O’Daniel accepts her award from Santa Monica Councilman Bobby Shriver with Stanley Hollander

In 2012, Rema Hort Mann Foundation expanded its Emerging Artist Grant program to Los Angeles. With support from the Department of Cultural Affairs in Los Angeles and Art Los Angeles Contemporary Fair, we were able to create the LA Initiative, replicating the Emerging Artist Grant in Los Angeles while also initiating our first community-based grant program to fund artist projects, now the bi-coastal Artist Community Engagement Grant.



Selection Process

Application to the Emerging Artist Grant is by invitation only. Artists are nominated by an evolving committee of more than 50 location-specific arts professionals and artists. A separate, independent selection jury reviews artist applications. Selection juries are Los Angeles- and New York City-specific, rotate annually, and include arts professionals and artists. Artists who are selected by the jury are each awarded an unrestricted grant at $10,000 in recognition of their outstanding work and promising talent in the visual arts.


Please note: RHMF does not have an open call process for its applications.