Foundwork has opened the submission period for their third annual Foundwork Artist Prize, a juried award established to support outstanding practices by emerging and mid-career contemporary artists. The deadline to register for the 2021 prize is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.
For the 2021 edition, two honorees will receive unrestricted $10,000 grants and studio visits with each of the distinguished jurors, including: Gallerist Vanessa Carlos of Carlos/Ishikawa and CONDO; Independent Curator and Writer Qu Chang, formerly curator at Para Site, Hong Kong; Gallerist Bridget Donahue of the eponymous New York gallery; Curator Cédric Fauq, currently curator at Palais de Tokyo and soon to be chief curator at CAPC, Bordeaux; Artist Thomas Lawson, also the founder and editor in chief of East of Borneo; and Independent Curator Thiago de Paula Souza, currently co-curator of the 3rd edition of Frestas Triennial of Arts in Sorocaba, São Paulo. In addition to the grants, the honorees along with three shortlisted artists will also be invited for interviews in Foundwork’s Dialogues program for additional public engagement with their practices.
The Foundwork Artist Prize is part of the platform’s initiative to help artists introduce their work to people from across the global contemporary art community. Artists can register for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize by creating an account on Foundwork by October 10. The prize is open to artists internationally with limited exceptions and artists should see the FAQ on Foundwork for full details on how to participate.**