About the Edes Foundation Prize

The Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists provides a significant annual cash award for a graduating senior, graduate student, or recent alumnus/a of each of four Chicago institutions– to be used by the awardee in any arts discipline in any way that enables them to advance their professional career in the arts.

The four participating Chicago institutions are:

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago,
DePaul University,
Northwestern University,
University of Chicago.

Each school receives a substantial stipend to distribute to a single artist or artist team as they see fit, based on a selection process tailored to the school’s own criteria and standards.