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Baron Book Prize (International, Online) – Call For Artists

Baron Book Prize (International, Online) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The BARON Book Prize is an annual prize, which recognizes book projects from emerging artists and image-makers who have created projects investigating gender, sex, sexuality, and identity politics.

The prize is open to artists and image-makers working in any medium, from anywhere in the world, over the age of 18. The winner will receive the opportunity to work with BARON in publishing their book project. The winners will be announced in December 2021, and their book published as part of BARON’S summer 2022 catalogue, with global distribution.


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Deadline: 31 Oct 2021

The Baron Book Prize 2021 is judged by an industry panel who will create a shortlist of the best submissions to decide a winner. The winner will be judged on their book’s concept and how this has influenced the rationale behind the construction of their book, outcome, and design.

Baron Book Prize Judges

  • Rut Blees Luxemburg is an artist, academic, and curator whose work has been exhibited internationally at institutions including Tate Modern, London and Centre Pompidou, Paris. Blees Luxemburg is a research fellow on the photography MA at the Royal College of Art, London and the co-founder of FILET, an exhibition space for experimental art production. In 2020, Blees Luxemburg was awarded the Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society of the United Kingdom.
  • Mohammad Al-Hasani is the director of Vice Versa distribution. Based in Berlin, Vice Versa specializes in architecture, art, design, fashion, film, photography, and theory, with wide-ranging visibility for its programme. Vice Versa carries a carefully-curated list of publishers, including distribution for Baron in Europe.
  • Stephen Male began his career as the art director of i-D magazine. In 2008, he relocated to New York to become the art director of American Vogue. Male’s work has been featured in design annuals, books, and publications such as 100 Years of Magazine Covers by Steve Taylor and Neville Brody and Modern Magazine Design by William Owen. Male has been recognized with numerous awards including the coveted D&AD Pencil for best editorial art direction for i-D magazine.
  • Cinsy Tam is the assistant creative director and editor of BARON. Tam has worked on many of BARON’S book releases including books by Petra Collins and Bruce LaBruce and the BARON Prize for art and photography.

About Baron Books

BARON was launched in 2011 publishing books about sex, sexuality, gender, and identity politics through a fine art or fashion lens. Past books have included books by Canadian film director Bruce LaBruce, photographer Petra Collins, artist Namio Harukawa, Versace, photographer Harley Weir, and fashion photographer Tyrone Lebon. Baron’s books are stocked worldwide in 26 different markets, in concept stores, book shops, and museum stores. Many of Baron’s books are in collections, including the book collections at MoMA, NYC and The LUMA Foundation.

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$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

$3,500 Artist Grants (The Hopper Prize) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] The Hopper Prize announces a call for artists for their Spring 2021 $3500 artist grants, offering 2 grants in the amount of $3,500 and 4 grants in the amount of $1,000. Grants will be awarded through an open call art competition juried by leading contemporary curators.

The Hopper Prize was established in order to increase the recognition of artwork created by artists and photographers. The aim is to advance artists’ careers by providing them with unrestricted financial support that is coupled with a platform for increased visibility.


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Deadline: 18 May 2021

Hopper Prize made their grant application simple to reduce the stress of submitting your work and save you time. The application is short and can be completed in under 20 minutes.

The Hopper Prize is open to all artists age 18 and older working in any media. There are no restrictions on genre, subject matter, or media. Entries welcome in all media. Hopper Prize is committed to supporting artists from diverse cultural backgrounds at all stages of their professional careers. All artists are encouraged to apply.

Jurors will be selecting 6 artists who will each receive an unrestricted cash grant. The jurors will select a shortlist of 30 artists who will have their work archived on Hopper Prize’s website. Jurors for the current awards are Selby Nimrod, Assistant Curator, MIT List Visual Arts Center and María Elena Ortiz, Curator, Pérez Art Museum Miami.

The Hopper Prize $3,500 Artist Grants Benefits

When submitting your work, you will have the option to opt-in to be considered for possible Instagram features on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed, with a current reach of over 55k. Editors will be featuring select submissions on a rolling basis prior to the application deadline.

In addition to grant awards, the shortlist, and Instagram reach, Hopper Prize will be providing an additional platform for exposure via an online Journal, Insights Into Contemporary Art. Hopper Prize launched this digital publication to give artists a new channel to amplify their voice while providing an in-depth look at their work, practice, and background. Grant recipients and shortlisted artists will all receive the opportunity to publish an interview to include any work of their choosing as a means of providing continued support beyond the open call.

Total Awards: $11,000.00 USD for visual artists

  • $3,500.00 – 2 artists will each receive a $3,500 (USD) grant
  • $1,000.00 – 4 artists will each receive a $1,000 (USD) grant
  • 30 artists will have their work archived at the Hopper website
  • A selection from the submissions will be featured on Hopper Prize’s Instagram feed
  • Additional exposure will be available to winners through Hopper Prize’s Journal: Insights into Contemporary Art

About Hopper Prize

The Hopper Prize was established to increase recognition of the work of visual artists. They seek to advance the careers of visual artists by providing unrestricted financial support in the form of individual artist grants. In a time when many sources of direct funding for individual artists have been reduced or eliminated, The Hopper Prize offers artists direct, unrestricted financial assistance. The organization awards 12 grants annually. Winning artists are selected through an open call for proposals. The Hopper Prize is a merit based grant. Winners are chosen based on the quality of their work. Awardees are selected by guest jurors holding prominent curatorial positions at major institutions.

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BBA Artist Prize 2021 (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

BBA Artist Prize 2021 (Berlin, Germany) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] BBA Gallery in Berlin, Germany announces a call for artists for the BBA Artist Prize 2021. This is an international call open to all media, ages above 18, and genders, as well as all career paths, stages, and educational backgrounds. An international jury of high ranking industry professionals judge the entries, they look for the artist which shows the highest potential, outstanding creativity with professionalism, and who has most convincingly and skillfully executed a concept or work.

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Deadline: 15 Mar 2021

The Kühlhaus Berlin is one of the city’s most favored venues for art and cultural events. It is a heritage building at Gleisdreieck, a central and well-known location in Berlin. The BBA Artist Prize 2021 exhibition is showing on the 5th floor of the building, which offers the following: Exhibiting space of over 600 m2, lift entrance, wheelchair accessible, WC facilities. The vast space allows for the presentation of about a dozen artists and a variety of media – video art, installed projections, time-based media, and sculptural works. Brick walls alternate with a classic white cube style so that paintings, photography, and print works each find a perfect spot.

BBA Artist Prize 2021 Artist Benefits

Longlisted artists: 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the BBA Gallery website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.

Shortlisted artists: 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists exhibit in a group show and are eligible to win the 3 prizes. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR, and social media channels.

Group exhibition during Gallery Weekend Berlin 2021: The exhibition of the shortlisted artists and the announcement of the prize winners is a highlight during Gallery Weekend Berlin from 30th April to 2nd May 2021. The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world.

1st Prize
Solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022
Cash prize 1000 €
Artsy profile

2nd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 500 €

3rd Prize
Artsy profile + online solo show
Cash prize 300 €

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 compelling style. Age or education are not the most important criteria. They are more interested in authenticity, perseverance, professionalism, and outstanding artworks – no matter the medium.

BBA Gallery began as an artist-run project space in 2015. Their ethos has been clear. Seek out talented and passionate artists and give them all the nurture they need whether they’re emerging or mid-career.

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