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.

See the submission form and guidelines here. Rhizome is accepting proposals through August 22nd, 2014.

With the three initiatives, Rhizome nearing $40,000 in planned artist funding for 2014-2015.