15th Annual AHL-T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards

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The AHL (Art, Love, Humanity) Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 2003 to support Korean artists living in the United States and to promote exposure of their work in today’s highly competitive contemporary art world. We would like to invite you to our 15th annual AHL- T&W Foundation Contemporary Visual Art Awards.

Please read the application guidelines carefully before starting your online application. We recommend having all your information ready to input and upload before starting the online application since applicants must finish the application in one sitting.

Deadline: April 1 (11:59pm EST), 2018

Winners will be notified in June 2018

Eligibility: Visual artists of Korean heritage based in the U.S. (Commercial photographers, film makers and dancers are not eligible for this award. However, fine art photographers, video artists, interdisciplinary artists and performance artists may apply.)


Three selected artists will have a group exhibition in New York City.

Monetary Awards:

Gold Award $3,000

Silver Award $2,000

Bronze Award $1,000


Grant Calendar

February 2018: Online application available

April 1, 2018: Application submission deadline

June 2018: Announcement of award

November 2018: Award Ceremony and a group exhibition

**Award recipients must attend the Award Ceremony in order to receive the monetary award**


Application Requirement

(All information must be submitted in English)

Contact Information

Name, E-mail, Phone number, Address

Artist Statement

Please describe your general art practice (500 word limit).

Curriculum Vitae

Please upload your most current C.V.

Work Samples

Please upload up to 10 work sample images or 3 video links. If you wish to present both images and video works, please upload up to 5 images and 2 video links. You may include work samples from the past five years. Please include work samples that best illustrate your full artistic capacity.

-Image Sample

Images should be in JPEG or PDF format no larger than 5MB or 1000 pixels on any side.

Please format each file name as

Artist’s last name_Artist’s first name_1.jpg,”

Artist’s last name_ Artist’s first name_2.jpg,” and so on.

-Video Link

You may upload up to three video links. The videos may not exceed 5 minutes in length.

Work Sample Description

The description should include Title, Date, Medium, Dimensions, Duration (if applicable) and any other additional description as needed. In case of a video link, please indicate whether it is an excerpt or compilation in the Video Link Description.

For additional inquiries, please contact applications@ahlfoundation.org or 516-983-3935.