The Fluevog Artist Grant

The John Fluevog Shoes Emerging Artist* Grant is intended to help emerging artists develop their skills and increase the visibility of their artwork. The winner will receive $10,000 towards their artistic work, a pair of Fluevogs and a heap of recognition within the best community of shoe fans ever!

As makers of unique soles for unique souls since 1970, John Fluevog Shoes has long been a friend to artists of the gifted and aspiring variety. Constantly inspired by the individuals we are fortunate to call ‘Fluevogers’, both admiration and gratitude drive us to support the growth and development of such up-and-coming talent.

The Award is open to a variety of visual artistic media including but not limited to photography, textiles, painting, drawing, illustration, sculpture, mixed-media and others. Emerging artists who don’t have access to major funding are encouraged to apply.

Learn more about the previous winners Nico Williams, Anna Williams, Francisco Berlanga, Alexandria Masse and Adrienne Pan.


Thank you for your interest in the Fluevog Artist Grant. The application submission period has ended on April 5th, 2024.



Applicants will be required to create an account at to view and manage their application.

Applicants must demonstrate a history with and an ongoing commitment to an original art practice. You will be required to submit a sample of your work.

Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of Canada, The United States of America, The Netherlands or Australia.

Artistic works created under this grant will be presented to the public.

Given the good-natured and often whimsical history of John Fluevog Shoes, submissions that are similarly positive, bold and original in spirit are preferred. The Fluevog Artist Grant will not support works that exploit an individual’s vulnerability.

The Fluevog Artist Grant submission period has ended on April 5th, 2024.

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* Our definition of ‘Emerging Artist’ includes those who are early in their artistic careers (regardless of age) who are gaining momentum or in a stage when this support would be the most impactful. They have a record of having exhibitions and have completed their basic training or reached an equivalent talent in their practice outside of academia. These artists demonstrate potential in their practice and are not yet considered well established professionally by indicators such as major gallery representation, significant exhibition history, awards and commissions, or sustaining an income derived solely from art sales.