2013-2014 Rhizome Commissions Cycle
This year, Rhizome places a focus on promoting emerging artists based in New York City. Grants will not be restricted to New York based artists, but made a priority. Rhizome will award up to six grants for the creation of new works of digital and new media art. Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. This cycle, we also have a specific focus on one project that addresses social issues and/or promotes individual advancement through education or participation.
Five grants will be determined by a jury of experts in the field: Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum and Artistic Director of the 55th Venice Biennale; Laurie Anderson, noted experimental performance artist and musician; Renny Gleeson, Global Director at Wieden + Kennedy; and Zoë Salditch, Rhizome's Program Director.
One grant will be determined by Rhizome's membership through an open voting system.
Application Deadline: Wednesday May 15, 2013
Approval Voting: Thursday May 16, 2013 - Wednesday May 29, 2013
Rank Voting: Thursday May 30, 2013 - Wednesday June 12, 2013
2013-14 Rhizome Commissions Cycle: Rhizome Tumblr Internet Art Grant
The Rhizome | Tumblr Internet Art Grant expands upon Rhizome's existing Commissions program to specifically target Tumblr's significant artistic community. The Internet Art Grant will award three commissioning awards with a special focus on projects from emerging artists engaged with Tumblr.
The grants will be determined by a jury of art and Tumblr experts: Massimiliano Gioni, Associate Director and Director of Exhibitions at the New Museum and Artistic Director of the 55th Venice Biennale; Laurie Anderson, noted experimental performance artist and musician; Jon Rafman, leading contemporary artist; Zoë Salditch, Rhizome's Program Director; and Topherchris, Tumblr Editorial Director.
Application Deadline: Wednesday May 15, 2013
2012-2013 Commissions Cycle
This year, Rhizome placed a specific focus on projects that address social issues and/or promote individual advancement through education or participation. Our focus was not restricted to this theme, but made a priority.
Rhizome awarded ten grants: eight grants were determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two were determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.
Occupy.here : Dan Phiffer
Playground : Ann Hirsch
MUSEUM MIXTAPE (Dirty South Edition) : Juan Obando
The Forgetting Machine : Sarah Sweeney
Dark Objects : Adam Harvey
Expanding Labyrinth : Brenna Murphy
The Project for the Study of Corporate Personhood : Kenyatta Cheese
Computers on Law & Order : Jeff Thompson
2011-2012 Commissions Cycle
In this funding cycle, Rhizome will awarded ten grants: eight grants were be determined by a jury of experts in the field, and two were be determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.
The jury consisted of Tina Kukelski, formerly of the Whitney Museum of American Art, currently one of the curators for the Carnegie International 2012; Candice Madey, founder of On Stellar Rays gallery, and Domenico Quaranta, writer and media art historian. Two awards were determined by Rhizome’s membership through an open vote.
Dust : Aram Bartholl
Image Objects : Artie Vierkant
Tunnels : Tabor Robak
The GMO Finder : Beatriz da Costa
African Metropole: Sonic City Lagos : Mendi + Keith Obadike
DIS Images : DIS
SMALL CROWD GATHERS TO WATCH ME CRY : SEECOY
Blind Mist Domain : Brad Troemel
2008-2009 Commissions Cycle
For this cycle, Rhizome expanded the scope of our commissions program beyond a strict focus on Internet-based art to instead encompass the broad range of practices that fall under new media art. This included projects that creatively engage new and networked technologies, as well as works that reflect on the impact of these tools and media in a variety of forms. With this expanded format, commissioned works could take the final form of online works, performance, video, installation or sound art. Projects could be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices.
The jury included Oliver Laric, artist and co-founder of VVORK, Barbara London, Associate Curator, Department of Media, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Emma McRae, Curatorial and Projects Coordinator, Experimenta, Melbourne and Rick Rinehart, Digital Media Director and Adjunct Curator, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.From Rhizome, they will be joined by Luis Silva, our Lisbon-based Curatorial Fellow, and Lauren Cornell, Executive Director and Adjunct Curator at the New Museum.
Untitled (Plate Tectonics) : Andy Graydon
Case : brody condon
Marfa Webring : Claire Evans, Jona Bechtolt, Aaron "Flint" Jamison
Real Time : Joe McKay
Young Man Was No Longer A... : Naeem Mohaiemen
Versionhood : Kristin Lucas