Since 2003, the Joyce Awards have distributed $1.8 million to support the commissioning of new artwork from artists of color in Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Detroit, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis/St. Paul. In those ten years, Joyce Award recipients have flourished both nationally and within their communities.
After 10 successful years, the Joyce Awards are changing the way communities interact with art again. In recognition of the fact that art is happening everywhere, all the time, the Joyce Awards will now support the commissioning of new work from diverse artists no matter where they choose to work—in the gallery, on the stage, in the church, the schoolyard, the prison, the community center.
Download: Criteria to receive a Joyce Award
Read: Press release announcing the 2013 Joyce Award winners.
Note: The deadline to apply for the 2014 Joyce Awards has passed.