Art prize 2020
This art prize is designed to encourage artists to examine notions relating to freedom of expression, taboo an censorship. We hope artists can use their works to express their ideas and feelings to the audience on a deep and personal level. Artists are encouraged to push the boundaries of discourse and create work that is leads to viewer to look at life in a way they had never considered before.
Motivation for Project
Narratives are the stories which we use to make sense of the world. But the same set of objective facts about a series of event will be interpreted as radically different stories by different groups of people. It is all too easy to become complacent and take the narratives we hear in the media or from the people around us at face value. The purpose of this project it to challenge popular narratives and encourage people to question the way they view the world.
“You can’t paint that!”
Freedom of expression and censorship in the modern age.
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter
1st prize €2,500 cash
2nd prize €1,000 cash
3rd prize (audience choice) €500 art materials
Top 25 submissions will be displayed in a month long gallery show in NSDM Fuse Gallery, Amsterdam in Spring 2020
Entry opens: 1st August 2019
Entry closes: 31st December 2019
Gallery exhibition: 7th March 2020
who may enter ?
Everyone can apply to the exhibition who is able to deliver art to the exhibition to Amsterdam (if selected and invited) and attend to the opening of the exhibition (or to have a representative there). Works must be delivered by hand.
Almost all types of art can take part in the art prize (including painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, installation, photo excluding performance and video art).
– Paintings should take up total wall space no greater than 3m x 3m. Please be aware that the venue is upstairs and very larger sculptures may be inappropriate.
– The year of the artwork creation has to be not earlier than 2017, but we encourage artists to create new pieces for the prize.
– Artist can apply through the Application form (which will be provided on the webpage of the Art Prize).