2017 William H. Johnson Prize for Early Career, African American Artists

National | Apply by November 16th, 2017

The William H. Johnson Prize is awarded annually to an early-career African American artist. For our purposes, "early-career" is a flexible term that should be interpreted liberally to include artists who have finished their academic work within twelve years from the year that a prize is awarded. For example, a person who finished their studies in 2005 is eligible to apply in 2017, but not in 2018. Age is not determinative, and artists who have not earned BFAs or MFAs are still eligible so long as they have not been working as a professional artist for more than twelve years. 

The 2017 William H. Johnson Prize is $25,000 and the winner will be announced in December 2017. 

Please read the application worksheet here.

ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY 6P ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2017. 

Apply online | Apply by email


Arts Council Napa Valley 501(c)3 is funded in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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