Competitions

2015-09-01

Roger Ballen Photography Award

The Roger Ballen Foundation was established in 2007 as a platform to promote education around contemporary photography, in particular black and white photography. Its programme is dedicated to the development and advancement of photography in South Africa.

2015-08-20

Video Competition and Ambassador Program for Ghost

Ghost: the Television and Video platform targeting independent artists in various genres, including music, dance, poetry, film, acting, animation, comedy, stunts, and overall entertainment is currently running a competition and Ambassador Program.

2015-06-23

Nominations are now requested for the Helgaard Steyn Award for Painting

The value of the prizes has increased considerably over the past decades making the Helgaard Steyn Award one of the most substantial art prizes in the country (exceeding R400 000.00). The prizes are awarded in a quadrennial cycle, alternating between the disciplines of musical composition, painting, literature and sculpture. The venue of presentation alternates between Potchefstroom and Bloemfontein.

2015-06-17

PPC Imaginarium 2015/2016 Open for Entries

Un-established artists and designers stand a chance to change their careers through financial support, recognition, mentorship and guidance by entering the 2015 PPC Imaginarium Awards. After a successful inaugural competition in 2014, the PPC Imaginarium Awards is back; and is still South Africa’s richest arts and design competition.

2015-06-03

CELESTE PRIZE 2015

A truly global jury for a prize which creates a common ground and nurtures multidisciplinary work, curated by Koyo Kouoh.

2015-05-21

Friends of the Art Museum presents WHAT IS A PORTRAIT

If you are interested in Portraiture or thinking of entering the Sanlam Portrait Award 2015 then attend this information session

2015-05-18

Curate Life Collection competition launch - Calling all aspiring Curators

The Museum of African Design (MOAD) in collaboration with the SABC Art Collection and the Life Collection is launching the Curate Life Collection competition.

2015-04-23

2015 Sasol New Signatures competition

Entries for the 2015 Sasol New Signatures competition are now open. With this year’s theme being, "Eye for Potential”, Sasol is challenging emerging South African artists who have the ability to see beyond what the naked eye can see, to create art works and launch their careers.

2015-04-22

Call For Entries neo:artprize2015

neo: is very pleased to announce details of the forthcoming international biennial neo:artprize.

2015-04-15

Celeste Prize 2015

A truly global jury for a prize which creates a common ground and nurtures multidisciplinary work, curated by Koyo Kouoh.

2015-03-26

Applications open for the 2015 Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop

Applications are now being accepted for the 2015 Tierney Fellowship at the Market Photo Workshop.

2015-03-11

Aesthetica Art Prize 2015: Call for Entries

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is now open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.

2015-03-10

2015 Visible Award

With a renewed advisory board composed of 36 curators, working and operating in emerging or more established scenes all over the world, the visible prize comes to its third edition, and takes a step further in its aim to research, support and offer a discursive and productive platform to innovative artistic projects that are able to become visible also in fields other than the artistic ones.

2015-03-03

Competition for an artwork or artworks for the new National English Literary Museum

A new museum building is under construction for NELM in Worcester Street, Grahamstown by the National Department of Public Works. The project is being funded by the National Department of Arts and Culture. The project budget includes an amount to fund the creation of a significant artwork or works to complement the building precinct.

2015-02-17

The African Digital Art Challenge

If you want to win a chance to attend the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015’s award ceremony in Morocco in May 2015, then read on….

2015-02-05

2015 Ernest Cole Award

The Ernest Cole Photographic Award was initiated under the auspices of the University of Cape Town, and offers a unique opportunity for photographers to complete an existing project.

2015-01-26

Barclays L’Atelier Competition 2015

Barclays L’Atelier is one of South Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. Held annually, it is open to artists aged 21 to 35. Historically, this award has not only ensured that South Africa’s young and emerging artists were recognised, but has also afforded them the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.

2015-01-19

DATE/S SCHEDULE FOR THE 2015 THAMI MNYELE FINE ARTS AWARDS

The City of Ekurhuleni is proud to announce that it will once again be hosting and presenting the annual national Thami Mnyele Fine Arts Awards. It is a contemporary fine art competition which caters for artists of all ages, producing various media of art works. This year’s competition will be presented in collaboration with the Lizamore & Associates Mentorship Programme.

2014-12-09

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

The work of emerging artists will be taken to the streets in the form of decals on minibus taxis, making art accessible to all. The SA Taxi Foundation, the socio-economic arm of SA Taxi, the minibus taxi’s only specialist financer and one of South Africa’s few certified developmental credit providers, has launched an art award aimed specifically at nurturing the development of emerging artists and providing the broader community with access to the visual arts.

2014-11-26

NEWNOWNEXT EASTERN CAPE 2014: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

NEWNOWNEXT EASTERN CAPE 2014 aims to discover exciting new talent in contemporary art and showcase their work locally and nationally. Open to any person practising art as an amateur artist, art student or self-taught artist that lives in South Africa. The three winning artists will each receive 15,000, 10,000 and 5,000 rands respectively of prize money. Winning artists will be featured in a separate four – man exhibition in June 2015.

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