QUEER|ART|AWARDS is an initiative of grants, prizes, and residencies that includes a spectrum of support—monetary and otherwise—for LGBTQ artists.



Made possible through Queer|Art’s ongoing partnership with HBO, Queer|Art|Prize presents two $10,000 awards to LGBTQ artists based in the United States: one for Sustained Achievement and the other for Recent Work. With a Nominating Committee of over 40 esteemed arts professionals from around the country, Queer|Art|Prize confirms the impact of our programming and support on a national level.


Barbara Hammer Lesbian Experimental Filmmaking Grant

This annual $5,000 grant will be awarded to self-identified lesbians for making visionary moving-image art. The grant, which is named in honor of legendary filmmaker Barbara Hammer, is supported directly by funds provided by Hammer’s estate and administered through Queer|Art by lesbians for lesbians, with a rotating panel of judges.