Rhizome Commissions Deadline May 1, 2012


Update: the Deadline has now been extended to May 1st. Dates have been corrected to reflect new deadline

Aram Bartholl's Dust, Awarded Rhizome Commission in 2011

The deadline is fast approaching for Rhizome's 2012 Commissions cycle! Each year, this program supports emerging artists by providing grants for the creation of significant works of new media art. Projects can be made for the context of the gallery, the public, the web or networked devices. Rhizome Commissions awards generally range from $1,000 to $5,000. Deadline is Tuesday May, 1st. Be sure to read over the eligibility, policy and procedures before you begin the application process.

Two of the commissions will be determined by Rhizome's membership through an open vote. The majority will be decided by a jury moderated by Lauren Cornell, executive director of Rhizome.

The jury includes:

  • Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of Exhibitions and Programmes and Director of International Projects at the Serpentine Gallery, London
  • Jonathan Lethem, author of The Ecstasy of InfluenceThe Fortress of Solitude, and Motherless Brooklyn
  • Caitlin Jones, executive director of Western Front 


Application Deadline: Tuesday May 01, 2012

Approval Voting: Saturday May 05, 2012 - Friday May 25, 2012

Rank Voting: Friday June 01, 2012 - Saturday June 16, 2012



The Rhizome Commissions program is supported, in part, by funds from Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Wieden + Kennedy, the Jerome Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts. Additional support is provided by generous individuals and Rhizome members.