Who is eligible to apply for the Faena Prize for the Arts?
All individuals over the age of 18 are eligible to apply. Proposals will be accepted from emerging, mid to late career and established artists. Individuals and art collectives may apply. Individual artists who are also members of a collective that submit an entry for review may also present their own individual project.
WHAT CHARACTERISTICS SHOULD THE PROJECT HAVE?
This edition of the Faena Prize for the Arts is reserved for site-sensitive projects, that respond to the physical and symbolic space of the Faena Art Center’s Sala Molinos and the greater context of Buenos Aires, while keeping open the possibility for future adaptation at Faena Forum Miami Beach. The call is for new projects in across disciplines (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 and respond to the concept of temporality and duration while also occupying the architectural space of the Faena Art Center in a significant way.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE FAENA PRIZE?
To apply, participants must enter the following website: www.faenaart.org Applicants must complete the registration form and upload two PDF files: one for the proposed project and another for the artist’s portfolio. Registration form will be available from November 1, 2017 through to February 15, 2018.
HOW SHOULD THE PROJECT BE SUBMITTED?
To apply, participants must complete the registration form at www.faenaart.org. Please read the linked files available for download under “downloads” carefully before submitting the project proposal. Applicants must upload 2 PDF files: the project proposal and artist portfolio. Registration is open and applications are accepted from November 1, 2017 through to February 15, 2018.
WHAT SHOULD THE PROJECT PDF INCLUDE?
- A one-page written description of the Project and its conceptual development (size A4).
- A maximum of twelve sketches, plans, renders, photographs or digital images that give an accurate idea of the final image of the work within the Faena Art Center space.
- Description of the materials and techniques to be used during production.
- Up to five links to videos or documentation of works related to the Project.
- Estimated production schedule and budget.
WHAT SHOULD THE PORTFOLIO PDF INCLUDE?
- A maximum of fifteen images that provide an overview of the Artist’s career.
- A curriculum vitae (of the individual artist or the collective/group of artists who will participate in the Project).
HOW THE MATERIALS SHOULD BE SUBMITTED?
In order to ensure uniformity among the Faena Prize entries and the quality of the submitted images, applicants should submit the Project PDF and Portfolio PDF as indicated below.
The two files (1 Proposal / 2 Portfolio) must each be submitted in a PDF format (A4 horizontal). There is no limit to the quantity of pages for each. The two PDFs must be uploaded for the online entry form to be completed. Maximum file size 50MB.
WHERE CAN I FIND PLANS, IMAGES AND DIMENSIONS OF THE SPACE?
At www.faenaart.org/faena-prize under “downloads” there are documents available for download which include plans, technical rider, and images.
WHAT IF THE PROJECT DOES NOT MEET THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS?
Applications that do not meet the “Terms and Conditions” will be automatically disqualified. All information must be submitted in English.
WHEN CAN I VISIT MOLINOS ROOM?
Sala Molinos of Faena Art Center Buenos Aires will be set up for personal visits of the artists submitting entries on November 20th, December 18th of 2017 and January 15th and February 5th of 2018. Potential applicants should write to firstname.lastname@example.org to request the visit. Visit confirmation from Faena Art Center Buenos Aires is required.
HOW WILL THE WINNERS BE NOTIFIED?
The selected winners will be notified at the e-mail address and phone number listed on the entry form. Faena Art will send an acceptance letter via express or electronic mail to the prize and special mentions which must be signed and returned to Faena Art within seven business days of the date of the acceptance letter for the award to be considered official.
HOW WILL THE PRIZE MONEY BE DISTRIBUTED?
The winning proposal will receive the US $75,000 prize to be distributed in the following manner: US $25,000 will be awarded directly to the artist for use at their discretion. US $50,000 will be awarded for the production and creation of the winning proposal for exhibition at Faena Art Center. These production funds will be managed directly by Faena Art in collaboration with the artist and will include costs for all site-visits, travel and accommodations for the artist.