Rema Hort Mann Foundation announces 2016 New York emerging artists grantees

  • Words: Spindle

The Rema Hort Mann Foundation has announced the recipients of its 2016 New York Emerging Artists Grant. The foundation is a charity that began in 1995 by friends and family of the television executive Rema Hort Mann, who died at the young age of thirty from stomach cancer. Their mission is to honour her life, provide direct support to cancer patients and to act as an advocate for emerging artists. The charity has been awarding grants to New York City artists since 1996, and also runs the same annual scheme for artists based in Los Angeles.

This year’s grantees will each receive $10,000 to develop their artistic career and to continue to contribute substantial work to the visual art world. Over 50 New York based artists were nominated for the grant, but the chosen eight are Genesis Belanger, Teto Elsiddique, Anna Glantz, Joiri Minaya, Azikiwe Mohammed, Sara Murphy, Sondra Perry, and Adrianne Rubinstein. They were each chosen for their “critical and rigorous work in the field of contemporary art.”