Frieze Art Fair announces call for entries to the Emdash Award 2012Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Categories: Call for Submissions, Fellowships, Updates
The Emdash Award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age. The Emdash Award is organised by Frieze Projects, supported by the Emdash Foundation and presented in collaboration with Gasworks. The recipient of the prize will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze Art Fair 2012 to a significant international audience. Additionally the prize will cover production costs of up to £10,000, an artist’s fee, per diems, travel expenses and a studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2012.
The closing date for applications is 9 January 2012. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2012. Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze Art Fair. The Emdash Award winner in 2011 was Anahita Razmi, whose work Roof Piece Tehran was launched at Frieze Art Fair 2011 to significant critical acclaim.
The Emdash Award for emerging artists living outside the UK is a major initiative by Frieze Foundation in collaboration with Gasworks and supported by the Emdash Foundation. Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realised at Frieze Art Fair, the work will be produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects. Projects may take the form of site-specific installation; performance; film; video or print work. Applications to the Emdash Award can be submitted online only. The closing date is 9 January 2012.
The Emdash Award includes:
• A three-month residency at Gasworks from August to October 2012 including accommodation, per diems and travel expenses
• Project production costs of up to £10,000
• An artist’s fee of £1,000
The Emdash Award is open to non-UK-based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 35 years of age. Gasworks is a contemporary arts organisation in South London housing 12 artists’ studios and presenting a programme of exhibitions, residencies, international fellowships and educational projects. The Emdash Foundation is a new organisation that aims to encourage and enable the ideas of the future, from artistic and cultural projects to scientific research. Founded by Andrea Dibelius in 2010, Emdash’s activities are motivated by philanthropy, a commitment to supporting new ideas and emerging talent and a love for the arts. The Emdash Foundation supports Frieze Projects and the Emdash Award.