Since 1999, the Trieste Contemporanea Committee assigns the Young European Artist Award Trieste Contemporanea every year to a young Central Eastern European artist with the aim of promoting his or her work on the international art scene. This is the first year that an open call for submission is called out.
The award is open to any young artist under 30 working in any media and born in one of the following countries: Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey and Ukraine.
The award gives the winner the possibility of conceiving and displaying an exhibition project in Trieste at the Studio Tommaseo, and of having a monographic catalogue published. In special cases an alternative scholarship of 2000,00 euros, to be used to perfect the winner\’s artistic research, can be attributed as the prize instead of the standard one (exhibition-plus-catalogue).
All eligible applications will be examined by a judging committee comprising experts and curators of contemporary art from Europe, who are members of the Continental Breakfast network.
There is no entry fee. Candidate artists have to fill in the form on the website www.triestecontemporanea.it
Submissions have to include the following:
a completed application form;
an artistic statement (in English – maximum 1,500 characters);
at least 5 images of recent works (*), with title of work, year of work, medium, dimensions, and a brief English description/statement – JPEG or PDF, 72dpi, no larger than 500kb each);
a brief CV (in English – not more than 1 page).
These three latter documents should be presented as a PDF portfolio (file size up to 5Mb).
(*) – for video works a link to a web page.
All applications must be submitted by midnight (Italian time) of the 26th of November 2013.