Competitions

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.

2014-11-24
Familydom, Visible White Photo Prize 2015, 4th edition

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.

2014-07-23
2014 ImpACT Awards open for nominations

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.

2014-07-15
THAMI MNYELE FINE ARTS AWARDS 2014

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.

2014-07-01
International Curator Competition 2014

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.

2014-06-27
95th ArtEC Annual exhibition call for entries

We invite you to make the most of this opportunity to submit works for the forthcoming adjudicated open exhibition.

2014-06-24
AESTHETICA ART PRIZE

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.

2014-06-24
“Wish You Were Here” call for submissions

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”.

2014-06-17
Pride Photo Award Call for Entries

Pride Photo Award is calling for entries. This award, now in its fourth successful year, is dedicated to highlighting sexual and gender diversity.

2014-06-06
2014 DAVID KOLOANE AWARD

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!

2014-06-04
Lovell Tranyr Art Trophy - Dates Extended

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.

2014-06-03
Swedish Innovations – South African Interpretations: Photo Competition

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.

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