Rema Hort Mann Foundation is delighted to announce the recipients of the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City: Allison Janae Hamilton, Antone Konst, Diamond Stingily, Dylan Vandenhoeck, Grace Metzler, Maia Ruth Lee, Matthew Schrader, and Sable Elyse Smith.

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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 2017 New York City nominees here. An independent jury selected the grant recipients through a competitive selection process. Jurors for the 2017 Emerging Artist Grant in New York City included:

  • Gary Carrion-Murayari, Curator, New Museum
  • Susan Hort, Co-founder, Rema Hort Mann Foundation
  • David Humphrey, Artist/Critic/Professor, Columbia University
  • Jane Panetta, Associate Curator, Whitney Museum of American Art
  • Erin Somerville, Deputy Director and Curator, White Columns

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 Njideka Akunyili Crosby, who this past year was awarded a MacArthur ‘Genius’ Fellowship, Mary Reid Kelley, Korakrit Arunanondchai, Keltie Ferris, Rashaad Newsome, Virginia Overton, Dana Schutz, Sarah Sze, Mickalene Thomas, and Kehinde Wiley, among others.

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


Rema Hort Mann Foundation was founded over 20 years ago to carry forward the passion and strength of Rema Hort Mann by providing direct support both to cancer patients needing help during treatment to connect to family and loved ones, and emerging artists at a critical juncture in their careers.

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Above image: Allison Janae Hamilton, A balm for the living, 2016, Video Still from two-channel video.