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.

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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, Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, among others.

Roma Hort Mann Foundation offers eight Emerging Artists Grants in New York City and eight Emerging Artist Grants in Los Angeles annually through a nomination process.


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.

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Above image: Joiri Minaya, Container (documentation of performance) 2016, C-print, variable dimensions, Socrates Sculpture Park.