The Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition is an international competition open to beginners and professional living artists. The contest gives you a chance of winning both cash prizes and international recognition. Competition is open to 2 and 3-dimensional artworks. Photography is accepted. No video, digital, or print art accepted.
Deadline: 15 Mar 2020
The first entry is free and $30 for up to 4 artworks.
Prizes are a cash grant, cover feature on a print and online magazine, your own digital portfolio, an online exhibition, a press release, and one year opportunity for online sales. Prizes are designed to highlight, promote, and support contemporary artists.
Awesome Art Prizes Spring Edition: 40 Prize Packages
- Platinum Prize (1): $5000
- Gold Prizes (3) totaling $3000
- Silver Prizes (6) totaling $2000
- Excellency Prizes (10) totaling $1400
- Honorable Prizes (10) totaling $1000
- Merit Prizes (10) totaling $800
About Awesome Art Prizes
Awesome Art Prizes is an independent online curatorial platform. They are known for offering high-quality, high-value contests with awards. Contests are international and open to emerging and professional living artists. They understand and promote artists to art lovers, private and professional art buyers, and galleries worldwide. Their mission is to help promote artists and boost careers.
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Fontys announces a call for artists for the Performing Public Space Master Program 2020. This research program is open to artists from all disciplines focusing on public space as their artistic work environment. Become part of an international learning community by joining this blended program – online and on-site intensives in the Netherlands. Apply with your individual research project and develop it together with your assigned artistic coach, peers, and an international network of artists and researchers.
Deadline: 31 May 2020
This new Master Program offers an enriching and flexible research environment which directly relates to the artist’s current artistic work in public space.
The teaching methods are designed to be highly adaptable. Individual coaching is paired with 24/7 access to the online interaction platform that, together with regular on-site intensive weeks held in the Netherlands, will make participants part of a sustainable creative international community.
Performing Public Space Master Program 2020 Artist Benefits
This Master Program focuses strongly on building an international learning environment based on a like-minded and ambitious group of creatives. They seek to strengthen their international arts network and analyze the versatile facets of public space. An artistic mind will be refined as a consequence of breaking down barriers. It will become more developed via interaction with people from other cultures, backgrounds, and artistic disciplines.
Combining or interacting with other artistic forms is an interesting way to improve one’s understanding of artistic form. The best artists will typically be those with a wide appreciation. This appreciation naturally comes as a consequence of interacting with like-minded but fundamentally different people. A problem solved by students originating from different cultures, which this Master Program not only supports, but also actively encourages.
Combining an interdisciplinary range of approaches including critical theory and other modes of analysis with an equally diverse range of research methods, the program offers creatives the opportunity to explore the impact of producing work in public space.
So defined is the course’s approach to flexibility and forward-thinking, it is designed for creatives from a variety of art disciplines. Creatives with a background in theatre, dance, circus, music, fine arts, architecture, digital arts, and graphic design are welcome to join this program. In fact, graduates of all art disciplines will be considered for this program.
On-site Boot Camps
The full-time blended learning program combines online and on-site learning. While the program lasts one year, the majority of study will occur online via a learning platform. While working on individual projects in your home country, you will have access to the 24/7 online platform for intensive research and creative dialogue with your peers and mentors.
In addition, successful applicants will be invited to join on-site intensive boot camps in the Netherlands – three occasions per year (two weeks each, for a total of six-weeks). In order to enrich interaction and to expose students to a variety of working methods, the boot camps, held in Tilburg, provide the necessary setting and hands-on approach to investigate, develop, and test work in the field – the public space.
An experienced team of teachers, creative leaders, distinguished visiting artists, and partner organizations will provide the necessary cross-disciplinary support, knowledge, and guidance throughout the program. The teaching methods are designed to be highly adaptable. Students will be asked to actively engage with the program’s community. They will co-shape the content of the program to their individual needs.
Fontys is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in the Netherlands. They offer a variety of bachelors and masters programmes in English. They have more international students than any other university in the Netherlands, with students of more than 80 nationalities.
Fontys offers 29 international Bachelors and Masters programmes in English including the Master Performing Public Space. They cover a wide range of fields: ICT, Engineering, Fine and Performance Arts, Marketing, Business, Communication, and Physiotherapy. They welcome a large number of International students to join one of our 50 English-taught exchange programmes.
Programmes are very diverse: a mix of theory, application of knowledge, internships, and graduation assignments. One part of the programmes is the minor which gives students the opportunity to broaden or deepen their knowledge. This is possible at Fontys, at another Dutch Higher Education Institute, or abroad at one of many international partner universities.
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The Fondazione Internazionale per la Scultura announces a call for artists for Studio Scholarships 2021 for artists who are dedicated to three-dimensional work. Length of stay: beginning of May to the end of October. Five artists will be selected by the jury to live and work at the Centro Internazionale di Scultura (CIS). Each scholarship holder will have an apartment in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia, Switzerland. There are six residential units in this house. Each unit has its own shower/toilet and a small kitchenette. The house has a large kitchen and dining area for communal use. The scholarship holders are expected to cater for themselves. Internet connection is available: WLAN.
Deadline: 31 Mar 2020
There are five studios available. These are usually awarded only once. The studios are designed as autonomous working units. The scholarship holders must be willing and capable of working independently with sculpting materials. In line with the purpose of the Foundation, the marble of Peccia is the main work material, but all other stones and other materials such as wood, metal, plaster, clay, and paper can also be used. There are no assistants or other workers available to help with the projects.
After their stay, the scholarship holders may become members of the Artistic Committee. They are eligible in the awarding of the studios, together with the Artistic Committee members and the jury. As a rule, one former scholarship holder is elected to become a member of the jury.
Professional 3-D artists may apply for a studio scholarship after completion of their studies at a recognized university/academy. Recommended are 1-2 years professional experience and exhibitions of their work. Three-dimensional artists with no formal education may apply if they have been working as artists for at least five years and have exhibited their works publicly (in galleries, art spaces, museums) or have been able to exhibit three of their works in a public space.
Studio Scholarships 2021 Artist Benefits
The scholarship is CHF 1500 per month. The artists will have at their disposal a personal studio, a shared work area with a 20-ton crane and three workshops equipped with all the necessary tools and materials for work with stone (marble), wood, and metal. They will live in individual apartments in the artists’ house which is located in the village centre of Peccia.
The works created in Peccia are subject to a commission of 30%. If an artist is able to sell one of his/her works created in Peccia, 30% of the proceeds will go to the Centro (Artists’ Solidarity Contribution).
About the International Centre for Sculpture
Since the dawn of human history, men and women have shaped everyday objects into special forms. In so doing, they have left behind traces of their own lives and the world of their imagination. All cultures known to us, on any of our continents, have thus created sculptures in which past, present, and future are intertwined in forms of everlasting beauty. They will continue to generate significant expressions of mankind’s own perceptions in the future.
As part of our wholehearted commitment to this tradition, CIS strongly believes in the potential for development that is offered by three-dimensional art. With the aim of promoting the artists working in the field, CIS is committed to the creation of the Centre as a place where this tradition is developed and will be celebrated further in the years to come.
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The Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists 2020 provides time for uninterrupted work in an inspiring and historic setting made unique by Brittany’s extraordinary light, distinctive landscape, and rich cultural traditions. The program awards successful applicants with free housing and studio space in the village of Léhon, France. Residents are responsible for most meals and incidental expenses. MICA charges no fees for application to or participation in the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists.
Deadline: 1 Feb 2020
The selection committee and program directors seek four to eight practicing American visual artists, regardless of affiliation. Applicants must not be students at the time of their application. They are looking for artists who can use the specific character of the residency experience productively and whose mix of media, approaches, styles, and focus will create a dynamic and collegial community. The residency is best suited for artists working in the traditional two-dimensional disciplines of painting and drawing.
The natural landscape of Brittany and its historic (and prehistoric) built environment, to say nothing of the magical light in the west of France, are ideal for those artists working on site, en plein aire. Photographers using digital media will find the residency’s setting inspiring. Artists working three dimensionally might find the residency useful if their residency work takes the form of two-dimensional paintings or drawings produced as research or complements to later three-dimensional work accomplished in their home setting.
The committee does not accept applications from artists proposing film, video, or other time arts projects. They offer large shared studio space that opens into the expansive Abbey gardens; however, the residency has no kilns, darkrooms, tools, or technical spaces necessary for complex or large-scale fabrication.
Klots International Program For Artists 2020 Artist Benefits
This residency supplies a rare opportunity for talented artists to deepen their practice for a period of eight uninterrupted weeks in an inspiring setting in the west of France. The residents participate in an important closing exhibition sponsored by the commune of Léhon.
Residents have an opportunity to interact with townspeople and important officials as well as local artists. They can explore intriguing megalithic monuments and Roman ruins that dot the landscape. Artists experience aspects of French village life, including amenities available in Dinan, such as a local outdoor market. The residency is close to historic sites, such as Saint- Malo, Mont-Saint. Michel, and the spectacular Brittany coastline.
About The Maryland Institute College of Art
The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was established in 1826 in Baltimore, Maryland. It is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art in the nation. MICA has become the leader in the education of artists and designers by fostering a community of talented, creative individuals committed to redefining the boundaries of art and design and to expanding their own vision and perspective through rigorous study. MICA assumed oversight of the Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in 1995. The program was created by the late Isabel Klots to honor her father-in-law and husband, who welcomed fellow artists to their home in Brittany.
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ArtSpaceDream announces a call for artists for the Make Way project, the Philosophy of Contemporary Art exhibit to be held in Rome, Italy. Located in one of the most popular areas, Trastevere, in the cozy Spacio40 gallery. The exhibition will last nine days over two weekends.
Deadline: 15 Dec 2019
Philosophy Of Contemporary Art exhibiting artists should include art philosophers, artists who gracefully embody their deep ideas on canvas. No matter how this idea is expressed – in form, colors, style, shapes, or faces. The main thing is for the artist to know exactly what his creation is about and able to convey this to the viewer through painting.
All that is born in modern art today is the search for new sensations in the viewer, the desire to surprise or even shock. Art should induce a person into discussion, the person must think, analyze, and form opinion.
ArtSpaceDream is a small team of like-minded artists who follow their dreams. They have created a company that organizes exhibitions of artists whose names are not yet known to anyone. Designers, journalists, and an art curator work with them. Their goal is to help artists go beyond their own workshop and create a full-fledged exhibition portfolio that will help further advance the artist in the market. The paintings must travel. The name of the artist must sound in different countries.
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GaleriaZero announces a call for artists for In Between 2019, exhibition to be held 4 – 7 December 2019 in Milan, Italy. This international collective event of contemporary art in Milan, Italy includes painting, photography, sculpture, installation-art, design objects, drones, and any other media related to art and technology. The title, In Between, refers to the meaning transmitted by a variety of art media. It refers to the human quality to read the meaning behind and between the artworks. Curated and organized by GaleriaZero from The Netherlands in collaboration with Primerent / Milan.
Deadline: 10 Sept 2019
Artists will have the benefit to be promoted internationally and to display their work in a prestigious location in the center of Milan. The participating works will be integrated in a common lay-out concept that involves contemporary art, design, and technology. Many car and drone fans in Milan will be invited.
GaleriaZero (from 1997) may be considered a dynamic art gallery that specializes in the international promotion of artists and the increase of the communication between perception and art in its widest sense. This means that they do not center only in visual artists, but as well in photographers, performers, architects and even poets, light, and sound artists.
The concept is not just exhibiting artworks. GaleriaZero promotes presentations as a general concept and integration between several art forms. The aim is to provide a specific art experience in line with the theme and concept of the exhibition project. They transmit a specific meaning in the conjunctions presented in order to promote a social discussion or contribution of interest.
In the mentioned sense, GaleriaZero is not a commercial art gallery, but more a promoter of artists and a creator of socially relevant art presentations realized in collaboration with the artists, the location, and specific professionals for the characteristics and the quality of the art experiences. For this reason, artists can apply for art exhibitions and participate in the selection procedures, but in many cases artists will be approached if their way of working is in line with specific projects. Usually, participation will involve economic collaboration by artists or sponsors in order to cover the realization costs, publicity, and specially to guarantee the quality of the presentation in general.
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BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces an art call for the Photography Prize. They will offer four shortlisted artists an exhibition during Berlin Photo Week at BBA Gallery in October 2019.
The gallery team will select the shortlisted artists. A jury consisting of the gallery directors and industry professionals will then decide on the winner. There are no restrictions in terms of theme, photography medium, or educational background. Installations and conceptual works are welcome. Early applications end 31 July, general deadline 5 September.
Four shortlisted photo artists exhibit at BBA Gallery in October 2019 during Berlin Photo Week. WhiteWall will sponsor the production of all selected photo works for the exhibition. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a software package by Skylum and promotion through the gallery’s website, PR, and social media channels.
The Photography Prize winner is selected by a jury and will receive an artist profile on the gallery platform Artsy through BBA Gallery. WhiteWall will present the winner’s works in their showrooms with a touring solo show.
About BBA Gallery
BBA Gallery works with emerging and mid-career artists. These are industry terms, labels that help simplify complexity. Artists don’t need a label – they need a champion: a committed gallery who kicks doors for them, introduces their work to collectors, and shares their vision with the world.
That’s why BBA Gallery launched in 2017. They find and represent artists with unique talent and ideas, a strong vision, and a compelling style. Age or education are not the most important criteria. BBA Gallery is more interested in authenticity, perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding artworks, no matter the medium.
BBA Gallery began as an artist-run project space in 2015. The ethos has been clear since then – to seek out talented and passionate artists and give them all the nurture they need.
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GaleriaZero announces an open call for artists to join their upcoming exhibition, Sans Titre, in Paris 16 – 19 September 2019. What we see has no title. Reality is always without title. For this reason, this exhibition is called Sans Titre. If possible, all selected works should be without title not only to change the habit of our brain to search for references before seeing the works, but also to increase the confidence in our own eyes and perception independent of any additional information.
Deadline: 25 Jul 2019
Sans Titre is a yearly exhibition in Paris. This time, it will be held in an art gallery in the famous art district of Le Marais. As generally known, Le Marais is the most interesting area for art in Paris. It is where all the leading art galleries are as well with numerous museums like Musée national Picasso.
Sans Titre Artist Benefits
The artists will participate in an exhibition. A select public audience will be able to see and buy their work. The exhibition will be promoted internationally in social media, virtual magazines, and press releases. Selected artists will be selected for participation in further upcoming exhibitions in Milan, Barcelona, and New York. Participating artists are eligible for individual exhibitions in Barcelona during 2020 in collaborating art galleries in the center of the city. Many artists benefited from international promotion by means of international exhibitions, art fair participation, and the realization of individual art shows.
GaleriaZero began in 1997 and had numerous international exhibitions in all European countries as well as Tokyo, New York, Shanghai, Beijing, and Montreal.
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Founded in 1879, the Royal Ulster Academy of Arts is the largest and longest established body of practicing visual artists in Northern Ireland. One of its founding principles was to hold an annual exhibition of work by both members and non–members of merit. Now in its 138th year, this event remains one of the highlights of the Northern Irish arts calendar. The 138th Annual Exhibition will be on show at the Ulster Museum from 18th October 2019 to 5th January 2020.
Deadline: 5 Jul 2019
Artists selected for this prestigious exhibition can expect to have their work viewed by audiences in excess of 90,000. The Royal Ulster Academy is supported generously by a range of sponsors offering prizes from £500 to £1,000 to artists. The exhibition is a great way for emerging artists to sell their work and gain recognition. Last year, the Arts Council of Northern Ireland bought approximately 20 works from the exhibition. The exhibition is complemented by a range of artist talks, lectures, workshops and interactive activities. A proportion of these activities are available to artist who apply under the open submission.
About Royal Ulter Academy of Arts
The Royal Ulster Academy of Arts bring together established and emerging artists. It has survived as a vibrant organisation for the past 138 years.
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Cynthia Corbett Gallery announces a call for artists for the Young Masters Art Prize 2019, seeking artists who show originality, skill, and imagination in response to the art of the past.
Deadline: 31 May 2019
This renowned, innovative and high-profile Prize recognizes how contemporary artists embrace the art of the past. More recently, the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize was developed to celebrate excellence in contemporary ceramics. Young Masters tours continuously throughout the year. It offers a wider audience the opportunity to engage with the debates between contemporary art and art history.
The Young Masters Art Prize 2019 panel will include critic Godfrey Barker, art historian Jean Wainwright and founder of the Bridgeman Art Library and Managing Director of the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS), Lady Harriet Bridgeman, CBE.
The judging panel for the Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Prize comprises collector Preston Fitzgerald; ceramics patron Maylis Grand; Director of New Art Centre – Roche Court, Stephen Feeke; the Crafts Council’s Daniella Wells; and founder of Cultural Agenda, Davina Weir-Willats.
Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Artist Benefits
The exhibition of shortlisted artists will be held in London from 30 September to 5 October at La Galleria, Pall Mall. The winners will be announced at a prestigious presentation event on 1 October 2019.
Young Masters Art Prize 2019 Awards:
- Winner’s Prize of £1,500
- Two Highly Commended Awards of £500, courtesy the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS)
Young Masters Maylis Grand Ceramics Awards:
- Winner’s Prize of £1,000, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
- Highly Commended Award of £500, generously sponsored by James and Maylis Grand
Emerging Woman Artist Award:
£1,000, generously sponsored by Dr Chris Blatchley, along with mentoring, career advice and inclusion in an upcoming Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery
People’s Choice Award:
£500, Sponsored by Brownhill Insurance
About Cynthia Corbett Gallery
The Cynthia Corbett Gallery, an international contemporary art gallery, represents emerging and newly established contemporary artists. It is a regular exhibitor at major international contemporary art fairs. The gallery has an annual exhibition programme in London and New York, as well as collaborations with galleries worldwide. The gallery works with a number of mid-career American, British, and European artists whose works have been published and acquired by international museums and institutions.
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