Art competitions are the great opportunities for artists, offering wide exposure and very often attractive prizes. We selected for you some of the most interesting art competitions around the world, from the most prestigious one such as Turner Prize, to the one which are open to everyone with deadlines coming very soon. So, hurry up and apply.
Since it was set up in 1984, the Turner Prize has become one of the best-known visual arts prizes. Each year, four artists are shortlisted, and the prize awarded for an outstanding exhibition or other presentation in the preceding year.
The prize was founded by a group called the Patrons of New Art who had been formed in 1982 to encourage wider interest in contemporary art and assist the (then) Tate Gallery in acquiring new works.
It’s given to ‘a British artist: ‘British’ can mean an artist working primarily in Britain or an artist born in Britain working anywhere.
VIEWS – DEUTSCHE BANK AWARD
The Views – Deutsche Bank Award competition, held every two years (since 2003). This is a project aimed at supporting the development of young Polish art. Thanks to this initiative, we can honour the most interesting artistic positions and promote the best artists of the young generation in Poland and abroad. Views is the competition for young artists, organised by Deutsche Bank Polska S.A. and Zachęta – National Gallery of Art.
ABU DHABI THROUGH YOUR EYES
Deadline: 13 March
“The Abu Dhabi Through Your Eyes” is a creative media competition open to all, inviting you to capture the spirit and the brand of the Emirates. It rewards talented photographers, videographers and artists who want the world to see Abu Dhabi through their eyes. The competition is now open for entries and the winner will be awarded over AED 600,000 in cash prize .
Enter your images, films, written work and art pieces today!
INTERNATIONAL CONTEST OF CONTEMPORARY ART
Deadline: 13 March
YICCA is an international call for artists, open to all professionals. All kinds of contemporary artworks are allowed in the art contest: drawings, paintings, sculptures, photographs, graphics, mix media, video, installations and performances. The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists by giving them the chance to join the international art market. Internationality and networking make this art call a huge opportunity for the artists, which can win a cash prize and have the opportunity to exhibit the submitted works in an art gallery in one of the European cities. Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.
KUALA LUMPUR INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS
Deadline: 30 April
KLPA2018 celebrate their 10th year with a new Open Call for Entries! As in previous years, they continue to seek fresh and innovative photography from new, emerging and established photographers from around the world. For 2018, they are focussing on the photo-story or project within the practice of portraiture.
A total of up to USD$10,500 in cash prize, plus three specially commissioned trophies will be awarded to the winners. Each of the three top prize winners will also receive a complimentary 2-year subscription to European Photography magazine from Berlin. Winners will be featured by their media partners, European Photography, Photography In China and Auckland Photography Festival, amongst others.
YOUNG LYNXES – PORTFOLIO OPEN CALL
Deadline: 28 February
Contemporary Lynx is looking for international, professional artists under 35 years old who want to present their art in our Online Magazine. Among the sent applications we will choose 12 artists whose portfolios will be published on our online magazine, in the monthly newsletter and via social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest); the winners will also receive one year subscription of Contemporary Lynx Magazine and one archival issue along with the tote bag straight to their doors.