Application is open to artists globally working across various disciplines. Through this open call, an interdisciplinary jury will select five shortlisted artists. The winning prize will be awarded to the artist whose works best represents and engages with the scope of the INSPIRE focus.
>APPLICATIONS FOR THE 1ST EDITION OF THE INSPIRE ART AWARD ARE NOW CLOSED<
Application requirements and guidelines
Who may apply
- Emerging artists aged between 20 and 45 years old. They must have lived experience political violence, violent conflict, war and/or displacement.
- Submissions are accepted from artists globally and are all equally judged. You must be the artist or creator of the work(s), or expressly authorised as a gallery, agent or other representative to submit the work(s) on behalf of the artist.
- Accepted media: Artists working across media are invited to apply, including visual art, sound based art, performance, dance, moving image or any combination of media.
Applications must include
- A brief text of 500 words maximum in English or a 3-minute recorded video. The video can be in original language with English subtitles or attached transcript. In the text/video please explain your practice, how it relates to the INSPIRE project and an initial idea of the work(s) you would like to create, should you be selected for the award.
- Images, videos, audio links or sketches of your artistic practice (max 10 images and/or 3 video/audio links). All texts/sketches must be in PDF format. All images must be in JPG format.
- Artist CV and biography.
- Website links and/or social media, if applicable.
- Please send a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line please include: Application INSPIRE Art Award_First name Last
- Application deadline: 30 March 2023
- Decision of the Jury: 20 April 2023
- Group exhibition of 5 laureates at Nitja: 20 April - 02 June 2024
- Art Award Ceremony & announcing of the winner: 20 April 2024
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Please address questions about the application process to email@example.com
Through this open call, an interdisciplinary jury will select five shortlisted artists.
- The shortlisted artists will have one year to plan and create work for a group exhibition at Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art in Lillestrøm, Norway in April 2024.
- The shortlisted artists will receive financial support to create the work, which can be allocated to production costs.
- The shortlisted artists will be invited to participate in a two-week residency hosted by Nitja Centre for Contemporary Art prior to and following the group exhibition, including meetings with artistic community, talks and presentations.
The winning prize will be awarded to the artist whose works best represents and engages with the scope of the INSPIRE focus.
- The winner of the INSPIRE Art Award will be announced at an award ceremony at Nitja on 20 April 2024.
- The award winner will receive a prize, a solo exhibition at our prestigious partner institution(s), as well as a presentation of their work at PRIO and at the Goethe-Institut in Oslo. Residency Unlimited will be hosting the artist and waiving their program fee.
Information on the jury, which is composed of international experts across artistic disciplines, can be found here.Back to top