new edition of the
Luxembourg Art Prize

open until midnight on

31 May 2018

The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international prize organised by the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a private not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. Every year the Prize aims to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of little-known artists through a group exhibition by the finalists and support from the international network of Prize finalists, in existence since 2015.

The winner receives significant help in the form of a grant of 25,000 euros (about US$29,000 GBP22,000 CHF29,000 CA$37,000 JPY3,300,000). The winner is entirely free to use this money in any way they choose.

All the finalist artists’ expenses are paid by the organisation during the group exhibition (transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person of their choice who can accompany them to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

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).

John Haverty, winner of the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize.

Jarik Jongman, winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize.

FOUR KEY STAGES

Call for submissions

Entries are submitted via the secure Candidate Space until 31 May 2018 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time).

Create your Candidate Space

Group exhibition

Ten artists will be selected by 30 June at the latest by an artistic committee chaired by Hervé Lancelin, the president and founder of the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg. The finalists will exhibit their work as a group in Luxembourg from 22 September to 15 December 2018. The finalists must be present in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg from 20 to 23 September 2018 to take part in the ceremony, or send a representative.

Selection of the winner

The winner of the Luxembourg Art Prize is selected by the final jury, and his or her name is announced on the opening evening of the finalists’ group exhibition at the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg. An award of 25,000 euros (about US$29,000 GBP22,000 CHF29,000 CA$37,000 JPY3,300,000) is allocated to the winner and paid into their bank account within a few days.

Finalists' network

All the finalists become life members of the international Luxembourg Art Prize network free of charge. This is a professional network that enables everyone to benefit from special contacts in many countries worldwide. It is a very effective way of taking advantage of professional artistic opportunities all over the world. The international Luxembourg Art Prize network is the only artists’ network creating real artistic opportunities at global level. Entry into the network will be a turning point in your artistic career!

The 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize:

Many visitors came to Luxembourg for the opening evening of the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize finalists’ exhibition!

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HERVÉ LANCELIN

Hervé Lancelin is the president and founder of the Pinacothèque of Luxembourg, a private not-for-profit exhibition space in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

An avid collector and great discoverer of talent, he has accumulated an art collection of museum quality over the years, consisting of several hundred works by artists from all over the world. He is a member of ADIAF, the prestigious association of European contemporary art collectors, which awards the annual Marcel Duchamp Prize in collaboration with the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. He was a member of the selection committee for the Marcel Duchamp Prize in 2011 and has been a trustee of the Amis du Musée d’Art Moderne, d’Art Contemporain et d’Art Brut (Friends of the Museum of Modern, Contemporary and Outsider Art) since 2010. He also lectures on subjects associated with contemporary art and art collecting.

His gallery in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has been greeted by the public and the media as an exceptional, prestigious space of museum quality.

The creator of the Luxembourg Art Prize, Hervé Lancelin wishes not only to continue discovering new talent throughout the world, the future stars of contemporary art, but also to help them put a foot on the ladder immediately by giving artists financial resources and providing them with an exclusive international professional network.

The Pinacothèque of Luxembourg

Resolutely contemporary, the new exhibition space has almost museum-level ambitions

Hervé Lancelin wants to share his passion for art. A stone’s throw from the prestigious avenue de la Liberté, a new art gallery has just opened. Born from the immeasurable passion for art of Hervé Lancelin, collector and art consultant, this beautiful space promises to cause quite a sensation. With its gleaming walls, its serene atmosphere and its exceptional lighting, the new gallery has been cleverly designed and refined over nearly a year. The results are dazzling.”

(Luxemburger Wort, read the full article)

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