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Future Generation Art Prize – Invitation to be a Partner Platform

The Future Generation Art Prize, an award for emerging artists launched in 2009 by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Kiev, Ukraine. The Future Generation Art Prize is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists.

 

The last edition of the prize in 2014 received over 4,000 applications from over 130 countries, and its 21 shortlisted artists participated in a special exhibition in Kiev. The winners were Nástio Mosquito (Angola) and Carlos Motta (Columbia), who split the $100.000 prize. The exhibition included 21 finalists, among whom were Neïl Beloufa (France), Cally Spooner (UK), GCC (Arabian Gulf Region), Ximena Garrido-Lecca (Peru), Kudzani Chiurai (Zimbabwe), and Cécile B. Evans (USA/Belgium).

 

After the great success of the third edition, we are pleased to launch the fourth edition of the prize, which will culminate with an exhibition of the shortlisted artists in Kiev in February 2017 and in Venice, Italy, in conjunction with the 57th Venice Biennale in May 2017.

 

Artists around the world under the age of 35 may enter the competition through an open call online application available in ten languages, but the application and selection process is also largely driven by collaborative partnerships with contemporary art organizations around the world—our “partner platforms” help us spread the word about the prize in regional networks and recommend up to ten applicants from their region who we then promote to the second round of the selection process.

 

We aim to build on the successes of previous years by delivering the biggest and most democratic art prize in the world. We would like to invite you to join us as a partner platform and help launch the Future Generation Art Prize 2017 in your community. Central to the partner platform collaboration is a mutual promotion: we ask that you promote the Future Generation Art Prize on your website, through your social media platforms, and by word of mouth in your community, and encourage your local artists to apply for this important recognition by suggesting us up to 10 artists, and in turn we will pass your recommended artists to the second round selection, list your organization on our website as a partner platform with your location, website, and mission, promote your activities on social media and include your details in the printed materials published to promote the prize as well.

 

The application will be open for three months online: Mid-June – September 2016.

 

After the application period, the Selection Committee will shortlist twenty artists for an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, which will be judged by an International Jury. The Jury will then award one main prize of $100,000. Please visit our website for more information: http://www.futuregenerationartprize.org/.