Along with their “no string attached” $10,000 International Award for Net Art and curated commissions for New York-based artists, Rhizome has announced additional opportunities for artists who make internet-based work — Internet Art Microgrants.
In the spirit of our open award each year, we’d like the Rhizome community to consider a collection of compelling ideas for net-based works of art, so as to provide a modest injection that may help bring them to life. This program values dynamic concepts, and the feedback of an engaged peer audience.
Five awards of $500 will be largely determined by public vote, for those with user accounts on Rhizome. Submissions will comprise a simple 150-word statement and a single sketch or image. Rhizome community votes will narrow the selection down to a pool of 20 ideas, from which a guest jury will award five.
These awards will be announced, and featured, with our autumn program.
With the three initiatives, Rhizome nearing $40,000 in planned artist funding for 2014-2015.