The fourth edition of The Future Generation Art Prize worldwide competition established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in Ukraine opens for entries today.
All artists up to the age of 35 of all backgrounds, working in any medium, anywhere in the world are encouraged to apply. Supporting the application process, more than 600 correspondents all over the world will be nominating artists for the prize and over 50 Partner Platforms worldwide will be ambassadors for the Future Generation Art Prize to encourage artists within their regions to apply.
The main prize will be awarded by an international jury in the amount of US$ 100,000, split between $60,000 in cash and $40,000 investment in the production of a new work. In addition US$ 20,000 will be awarded to up to five Special Prize winners, nominated by the Jury. A Public Choice winner will be selected through online voting and announced at the Award Ceremony.
Applications will close on 11 September 2016. An exhibition of the work of up to 20 shortlisted artists will be shown in Kiev at the PinchukArtCentre from February 2017 to April 2017. The winner will be announced at an Award Ceremony in Kiev in April 2017. The exhibition will go on show at the Venice Biennale in May 2017, presenting the work of all the shortlisted artists to a broad international public.
The pioneering Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize created to discover, recognise and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. Judged by a distinguished jury, The Prize aims to make a major contribution to the careers of younger artists involved in the dynamic cultural development of societies in transition, many of whom have found it difficult to get their voices heard.