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.
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.
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.
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….
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Which new iconographies can represent the family? In which ways can you question the family’s status as a socially significant institution today? Francesca Fabiani, Curator of Photography at Rome’s MAXXI, and Paul di Felice, Professor at the University of Luxembourg, are curating ‘Familydom’, 4th edition of Visible White Photo Prize 2015.
The Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) invites nominations for its ImpACT Awards for Young Professionals. These are presented as part of their annual Awards Ceremony held in recognition and celebration of excellence in South African arts, culture and creativity.
The City of Ekurhuleni is proud to announce that it will once again be hosting and presenting the 27th 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.
Akbank Sanat announces the third edition of the International Curator Competition. Curators from around the world are encouraged to submit proposals by September 10, 2014. Akbank Sanat International Curator Competition provides support for emerging curators, reinforce interest in curatorial practices, and encourage new projects in the field of contemporary art.
We invite you to make the most of this opportunity to submit works for the forthcoming adjudicated open exhibition.
Championing both emerging and established artists, the Aesthetica Art Prize creates career-boosting opportunities – offering an exhibition, publication and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine (readership of 168,000 worldwide) – an aim furthered this year with a new prize of £5,000 (approximately R 90,724) for the Main Prize winner.
Calling artists to Nelson Mandela Bay project. This is a national call to South African artists to respond to the theme “Wish You Were Here”.
Pride Photo Award is calling for entries. This award, now in its fourth successful year, is dedicated to highlighting sexual and gender diversity.
We are looking for 3 talented young artists to participate in the 2014 David Koloane Award. The artists who are selected for the award will work alongside professional colleagues to create work on paper to be taken to the FNB Joburg Art Fair this year!
Due to the expansion of the Lovell Gallery annual artist competition across Africa, with logistics sponsorship from Tranyr, moving it from a South African to a Pan-African competition, we have decided to extend the entry phase to give all artists additional time to participate.
Swedish Innovations – South African Interpretations is a photo competition hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in Pretoria. The competition is open to all South Africans. Creative South African interpretations of Swedish innovations are encouraged. Selected entries will be featured on an exhibition, and in a publication.