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Last Call for Applications for the Second edition of the $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize Source: . Author: April 10th, 2012
Application submission is closing on May 6, 2012
Application procedure for the second edition of the biannual Future Generation Art Prize, launched by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, is closing on May 6, 2012. Applications available online at the competition’s website: futuregenerationartprize.org
The Prize is open to all artists up to the age of 35 with the aim of acknowledging and giving long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is unique because of its global reach and highly democratic form of application via the Internet.
The artists may apply with their work without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race or artistic medium. Participants must fill in all fields of the Application Form and upload a photo or video of between three and seven of their artworks.
Since February 6, 2012, young artists from all continents, living in 97 countries, have applied for the second edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.
More than 50 international non-profit art organizations based in over than 38 countries support outreach to artists around the world as well as 100 correspondents engaging young artists under 35 from wherever they may live and work.
The winner will be announced in December 2012, coinciding with an exhibition of the shortlisted artists at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev from October 2012 to January 2013.
The Main Prize winner will receive a total of $100,000: $60,000 as a cash award, and $40,000 toward the production of new work. An additional $20,000 will be allocated to fund artist-in-residency programmes for the Special Prize winner.
Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky and Takashi Murakami are Mentor Artists for the Prize, providing advice and support for the winning artist.
The panel of international jurors for the will be announced along with names of 20 artists shortlisted for the Prize in June 2012. Mykyta Kadan, the winner of the national PinchukArtCentre Prize 2011 will also participate, bringing the maximum number of artists in the exhibition to 21.
A distinguished international Board oversees the Future Generation Art Prize. In addition to chairman Victor Pinchuk and the four Mentor Artists, the Board’s membership includes Eli Broad, Dakis Joannou, Elton John, Miuccia Prada and art museum directors Richard Armstrong (Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation and Museum), Glenn D. Lowry (The Museum of Modern Art), Alfred Pacquement (Musée nationale d’art moderne, Centre Georges Pompidou) and Sir Nicholas Serota (Tate).