The NOT REAL ART Artist Grant is a $12,000 annual award designed to empower the careers of 6 contemporary artists, each of whom receive $2,000 — with no strings attached. The NOT REAL ART Artist Grant was founded in 2018 by arts entrepreneur Scott “Sourdough” Power and Chairman of Warner Brothers Television Channing Dungey Power, in partnership with Art Share LA.
About Our Artist Grant
The NOT REAL ART Grant encourages artists to explore, experiment, question and disrupt the status quo of today’s art world. While the Grant annually awards 6 artists $2000 with no strings attached, it also provides a platform to help them tell their story and promote their work to a wider audience. All grant recipients are featured on the NOT REAL ART Podcast and Blog and showcased in an annual Gallery Exhibition.
Past Recipients include: (2019 Class) Beth Abaravich, Edmund Arevalo, Juliana Bustillo, Talya Coviello, Maria Delvs, Eben Eldridge, Karen Fiorito, Marguerite Kalhor, Monica Leal Cueva, Thony Loui, Jessie Noguchi, Rachel O’Donnell; (2020 Class) Gershon Kreimer, Kiara Aileen Machado, Paloma Montoya, Jacqueline Valenzuela, Tijera Williams, Miki Yokoyama.
Grant recipients are selected based on their written application and artwork samples. Selected artists demonstrate a strong sense of ingenuity, emotion and craft in their work. This year’s judges include: MonaLisa Whitaker, Man One, Heidi Johnson, Cheyanne Sauter and Scott “Sourdough” Power.
The grant application process is simple. Go to NotRealArt.com to submit your contact details, bio, artist statement and up to 5 pieces of your work for consideration. (Note: We suggest you get all of your materials and images ready before filing your application using the online form.)
The deadline for submission is May 1, 2021. Winners will be announced June 1, 2020
About Art Share LA
The mission of Art Share L.A. is to create equitable access and opportunity for artists by providing a creative environment for them to live, work, develop, perform, and exhibit. Established in 1998, Art Share is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that owns and operates a 28,800 square foot mixed-use building – a former textile warehouse built in 1923 in the heart of the Los Angeles Arts District. Art Share utilizes this building to support our mission. Today, Art Share remains the only affordable cultural infrastructure in the LA Arts District that prices 100% of our exhibition, performance, studio, and classroom spaces to be affordable to low-income and emerging artists; and offers 100% of our housing units to low-income tenants.