Chimera-Project is pleased to announce the launch of the third Chimera Art Award – we kick off the 2016 edition with the international open call starting now until June 1, 2016.
The goal of the Chimera Art Award is to raise artists international visibility. Founder and name giver of the award is the Budapest based contemporary art gallery, Chimera Project. The sponsor of the award is Works.io, online artist portfolio platform. Both founders are committed to develop different professional tools and means to make emerging artists noticed and boost their career. Co-sponsor of the award is the Zucker Art Collection from Budapest.
The prize of this years winner is a solo exhibition at the Chimera-Project Gallery (Opening: October 28, 2016). The prize includes an exhibition budget, travel costs and accommondation in Budapest (up to 1000 USD), an exhibition review and a professional account on the Works.io portfolio platform.
The Chimera Art Award has an independent international jury of art professionals. In 2016 the jury consists of Stéphane Bauer, director of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Dóra Maurer, artist from Budapest, and Judith Welter, director of Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland.
The application is open to any emerging to mid-career fine artists, under the age of 40, there are no restrictions in terms of media, production year, size, etc..
The organizer of the award is Chimera-Project and Works.io. The organizers keep the right for changes with written notification on their websites.
Every artist will be judged by her/his professional portfolio based on the artistic quality of the portfolios. The portfolio must include a 1) selection of artworks, 2) a comprehensive CV and 3) an artist statement.
The international jury consists of Stéphane Bauer, director of Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien in Berlin, Dóra Maurer, artist from Budapest, and Judith Welter, director of Kunsthaus Glarus in Switzerland.
Applications will be only accepted via the works.io platform by creating a works.io online artist portfolio. Please note that after creating your (free) portfolio, you explicitly have to apply to the Chimera-Award via the above "Apply" tab.
Only complete portfolios (containing selected artworks, cv and artist statement) get reviewed by the jury. Please note that the artist statement can be max. 600 characters and the artworks using the free version are limited to 20 works. Once applied, you may add changes to your portfolio till the official deadline, June 1st, 2016 (midnight, CET).
Artists selected for the shortlist (top 10) agree that the organizers promote their portfolio (including images of all artworks) via their media channels.The winner’s exhibition will be curated by Chimera-Project in close collaboration with the artists.
The award budget covers exhibition costs and other expenses related to the exhibition but always according to prior agreement with the Gallery. The total award budget covers a budget up to 1000 USD. The winner artists cannot decide to skip the exhibition. Please save the date of the the indicated exhibition: Opening October 28, 2016 with a minimum installation time of 3 days. The gallery encourages the winner to be present for installation and exhibition opening, since the jury will be present. In case the winner is not able to exhibit at all, the award (including the exhibition and also exhibition budget) will go to the second shortlisted artist.
The organizer of the award is Chimera-Project and Works.io.
The organizers keep the right for changes with written notification on their websites.
The application for the Chimera Art Award 2015 is now open till June 1, 2016, midnight (CET).
The winner announcement will happen in the second part of June 2016.
The award exhibition will open October 28, 2016 7pm.
If you have questions please contact Patrick Urwyler at email@example.com
This Open Call is not currently accepting applications.
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Application requirements & conditions:
- Please read the CRITERIA section of this open call to be sure that your application meets the calls specific requirements.
- Up to the open call deadline, you can change and update your profile and portfolio anytime, it will automatically be updated.