This Prize is for you!
The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to any artist, amateur or professional, with no limits on age, nationality or place of residence. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, performance, photography, digital art, sculpture, sound art, video, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).
What are the submission criteria?
No age limit on submissions
Open to amateur and professional artists
All nationalities are eligible
Open to artists from all the countries of the world
How do I enter?
Artists have to create a Candidate Space on the Luxembourg Art Prize website and complete the entry form on-line. Everything takes place via the Luxembourg Art Prize website. Only entries submitted on-line via the artist’s personal Candidate Space will be accepted. Candidates may update and complete their submissions on-line as many times as necessary until the deadline for submissions.
What is the deadline for submitting entries?
Candidates’ entries must be completed on-line in the Candidate Space by 31 May 2018 at midnight.
What should the entry contain?
The entry, completed on-line in the Candidate Space, includes the following information:
Personal details: the candidate’s full name, postal address, e-mail address and telephone number
A brief note presenting the artist’s approach
A good-quality identity photo
A selection of one or more recent works, not necessarily in the same medium, with a good-quality image of each work to enable the selection committee to form as accurate an idea as possible of the candidate’s practice.
Candidates working exclusively in the medium of video are advised to provide a link to a video hosting site such as Vimeo or YouTube or to their own site where the video can be viewed.
The entry may be written in the candidate’s first language if this is easier.
Candidates must not send original artworks to Luxembourg.
Entry for the Luxembourg Art Prize 2018 is subject to the payment of an entry fee to be paid on-line. The entry fee is €55 (about US$68 GBP48 CHF64 CA$87 JPY7,000).
The entry fee helps balance the budget of the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a free, private, not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Your career launched at last!
The winner of the Prize receives an award of €25,000 (about US$31,000 GBP22,000 CHF29,000 CA$40,000 JPY3,300,000) paid into their bank account within a few days of the ceremony. The finalist artists will be included in a group exhibition in the gallery. The Luxembourg Art Prize is a unique opportunity to enter the international professional art circuit and to have your work seen by major private and institutional art collectors. You will have the chance to be supported and personally advised by Hervé Lancelin.
Unlike other prizes or art salons, the Luxembourg Art Prize is designed by a leading not-for-profit organisation to boost your career by exhibiting your work in a private exhibition space of museum quality and giving you a high level of visibility.
Who pays the artists’ costs?
All the costs associated with travel to and accommodation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the finalist artists and one other person of their choice will be paid in full by the organisation in 2018. This includes transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel.
The organisation will arrange return travel for the finalist artists and their companions by train or air. It will send travel documents to the finalist artists and their companions within the ten days before the opening of the finalist artists’ group exhibition.
The organisation will also book hotel rooms on the basis of dual occupancy (each artist with their companion).
The candidates are invited to research as early as possible whether their journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will require a visa (http://www.gouvernement.lu/4843909).
How does the Artistic Committee make its choice?
The Artistic Committee is already looking forwarding to getting to know your work and examining your entry carefully. They expect you to fulfil certain criteria, which may appear subjective but are nevertheless important.
For example, the Committee may be sensitive to the following points: the originality of the work, technical mastery, coherence of the work, freshness, novelty, historical continuity, the artistic, literary, historical, scientific or philosophical references in your work, the message conveyed, the poetry that emerges from the work.
The Committee hopes to find works that have been produced in a unique moment of grace experienced by the artist at the time of their creation. These magical creative moments are what make a work unique and unlike any other.