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Applications Open for Henrike Grohs Art Award 2020

Deadline: 15 November 2019
Applications are open for Henrike Grohs Art Award 2020 to support emerging artists in their careers, responding to the challenges of practicing on the African continent.

The 2nd Henrike Grohs Art Award will be awarded in conjunction with Dak’Art – Biennial of Contemporary African Art in May 2020. The prize is awarded biennially to an artist or arts collective living and working on the African continent, and practicing in the field of visual arts.

The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a roving biennial art prize conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family in memory of the former Head of Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs.

The prize is run through an open call process and is aimed at young artists who live and work on the African continent. It is awarded biennially to an artist or arts collective practicing in the field of visual arts. Artistic quality is the most important criteria for the award.

Funding Information

  • The winning individual artist or collective will receive a cash prize of 20.000€ and 10.000€ towards the production of a catalogue on the winner’s work.
  • Two artists or collectives will be selected as runners up and will be awarded a cash prize of 5.000€ each. Each iteration of the awards’ ceremony is celebrated at a different biennale or major art event on the continent.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Emerging visual artists living and working on the African continent may apply. Artists should have been practicing for at least 5 years, with the ability to display a coherent body of work.
  • Artists apply through an open call. All artists except the former award winners are eligible to apply multiple times (once per edition), as long as they follow the application guidelines.
  • A selection committee reviews the bulk of the applications and selects up to twenty artists to present to the international jury for final selection. The selection committee and jury are made up of international contemporary art practitioners.
How to Apply
Applicants can apply online via given website.
For more information, please visit http://www.goethe.de/prj/hga/en/apl.html

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