The Faena Arts Center is currently hosting the 2012 Faena Prize competition. This is an open call to artists across the world that offers US$25,000 in prize money and US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project.
Entries for new projects in different artistic fields are now being accepted from single artists or groups of artists.
The objective of the Faena Arts Center is to provide a space for the most cutting-edge expressions in contemporary art through a program of exhibitions with a strong interdisciplinary focus.
Faena Prize 2012 – A Chance to Produce Large-sized Pieces of Art
The call is for new projects in different artistic fields and/or interdisciplinary projects (installations, performances, paintings, sculptures, photographs, works that include design and architecture, film or video pieces, and all hybrids of the aforementioned disciplines) that clearly reflect on the space of the Faena Arts Center, respond to the center and/or occupy the center’s space in a significant way.
This Prize is a chance for applicants to produce large-sized pieces, but neither size nor scale is a requisite for winning the prize.
Performance or theater pieces that involve “performances” will be considered, provided that they also include a permanent exhibition.
All individuals over the age of 18 can participate in the Competition, including young artists, artists with an established career and well-known artists.
The jury will select the prize winner, who will receive US$25,000 in prize money and a maximum of US$50,000 to finance the production of a site-specific project that will be exhibited at the Faena Arts Center in mid-2013. In addition, two special mentions will go to two other projects with a prize amount of US$500 each.
To enter the Competition, please visit the official website.