DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2016, 5P
The William H. Johnson Foundation for the Arts is a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that seeks to encourage African American artists early in their careers by offering financial grants. The Johnson Foundation awards grants to individuals who work in the following media: painting, photography, sculpture, printmaking, installation and/or new genre.
The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist. For our purposes, “early-career” is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that a prize is awarded. For example, a person who finished their studies in 2004 is eligible to apply in 2016, but not in 2017. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as a professional artist for more than twelve years.
The 2016 William H. Johnson Prize is $25,000 and the winner will be announced in December 2016.
APPLYING FOR THE 2016 JOHNSON PRIZE
READY TO BEGIN THE APPLICATION?
All applications must be submitted online, and the application must be started and completed in the same online session. Changes cannot be made to an application after it’s been submitted. The 2016 Johnson Prize Application Worksheet is provided as a tool for applicants to use prior to starting the online application, to ensure that applicants have prepared all the materials required for completing and submitting the application.
Take a look at the foundation’s responses to Frequently Asked Questions.
All information provided will be held in strict confidence by the foundation. A confirmation email will be sent to the applicant upon receipt of a completed online application.