Artadia is now accepting applications for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awards from all visual artists who have lived and worked within the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years. Individual artists and collaboratives working in all visual media and at any stage in their career are strongly encouraged to apply. Awardees will be selected through a two-tier jury process that employs a panel of leading curators in the spring of 2022. This is the fourteenth San Francisco Bay Area Awards cycle.
All APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY:
June 1, 2022 by 11:59pm (Midnight) PDT
To be eligible to apply for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards, artists must fulfill the following requirements:
Be a contemporary visual artist (making artwork for presentation in a contemporary art context: museum, galleries, arts non-profit, the public art realm, etc. Artadia does not fund filmmakers making films for distribution in cinematic venues, or those working in choreography presented outside of a contemporary art context).
Live and work within the nine counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.*
Have resided in one of the nine Bay Area counties of Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma for a minimum of two years.*
Not currently be enrolled in an art-related degree program, nor be planning to attend an art-related degree program in the coming year.
Not be related to Artadia staff or directors in any way.
Have not received an Artadia Award or an award from The Art Council for $5,000 or more in the past.
If you are enrolled in a long-term artist residency program, please note you are only eligible to apply in the Award city where you permanently reside. Additionally, you must make yourself available to meet with jurors for a 45 minute virtual studio visit should you be chosen as a Finalist.
Unless applying as a collaborative, you must be the sole conceptual author of the artwork submitted in the application; if there are collaborators that share authorship of the submitted work they must be clearly identified and credited.
*If you have temporarily relocated due to COVID-19 please email us at email@example.com
Artadia is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion and believes in fostering mutual respect for the diverse beliefs of all individuals and groups.
While we welcome applications from artists at all stages of their practice, Artadia Awardees demonstrate a high level of artistic excellence, maintain a rigorous practice and have a clear artistic voice.
Previous jurors have recommended that artists submit work that has been created within the past three years. Though you may submit more than one slide of the same artwork, we recommend that you provide a representative sample of the breadth of your creative work.
PLEASE NOTE: Video submissions are limited to video art, animation, and performance documentation. Feature length commercial films and documentaries, music videos, and commercial music projects are not eligible.
APPLICATION REVIEW PROCESS
Artadia employs a rigorous two-tier jury process that combines local expertise with outside perspective from leading national and international curators and artists. A preliminary panel evaluates all submissions and selects six Award Finalists. A second panel of two curators, one based in the Award city, will conduct virtual studio visits with the six Finalists. Of the Finalists, the jurors will designate three artists to receive awards of $10,000 each in unrestricted funds.
May 1 - June 1: Application open
Mid June: Finalists notified
Late June: Virtual studio visits with Finalists
Early July: 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awardees announced
Fill out the application below to have your work considered for the 2022 San Francisco Bay Area Artadia Awards.
We recommend that you finish the application two days prior to the deadline. We will not be able to answer questions past Monday, May 30 or accept late applications. Please allow yourself 48 hours to upload images and video. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.
Please direct any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "2022 San Francisco Bay Area Awards Application." We will answer your questions as soon as possible. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.