FORWARD ART PRIZE INFORMATION
WHAT IS THE FORWARD ART PRIZE?
The Forward Art Prize is an annual, unrestricted $10,000 award for two women visual artists living in Dane County, WI who show exceptional creativity in their work and compelling prospects for the future. Selections are made through an open, competitive application process each summer.
This award is designed to provide recipients with the flexibility to pursue their own artistic, intellectual, and professional activities in the absence of specific obligations and only minor reporting requirements. The Forward Art Prize is specifically given to individual artists, not organizations. We feel that the discoveries, actions, and ideas that shape our community and society often begin with the ground-breaking efforts of individual creative people. We are looking for individual women artists who are deeply engaged in artistic practices that inspire new ways of thinking, new behaviors, or new ways of engaging communities.