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This Prize is for you!

The Luxembourg Art Prize aims to reveal and promote talented artists who have yet to establish a profile on the contemporary international scene. Its function is to discover artists, and it is open to any artist, amateur or professional, with no limits on age, nationality or place of residence. The Prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: drawing, printing, installation, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, mixed media, decorative art (textiles and material, glass, wood, metal, ceramics, mosaic, paper or other techniques).

What are the submission criteria?

  • No age limit on submissions
  • Open to amateur and professional artists
  • All nationalities are eligible
  • Open to artists from all the countries of the world

How do I enter?

Artists have to create a Candidate Space on the Luxembourg Art Prize website and complete the entry form on-line. Everything takes place via the Luxembourg Art Prize website. Only entries submitted on-line via the artist’s personal Candidate Space will be accepted. Candidates may update and complete their submissions on-line as many times as necessary until the deadline for submissions.

What is the deadline for submitting entries?

The application files must be completed online in the applicant space before the countdown displayed reaches zero.

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Each year since 2015, the deadline has been extended to all applicants to enable them to complete or improve their applications as applicable. This extension is usually announced shortly before the countdown displayed on the website’s call for submissions page reaches zero and usually does not exceed one month, unless there are extraordinary circumstances.

What should the entry contain?

The application, which is filled in completely online via the Candidate Space, must include the following information:

  • An administrative profile that contains personal information such as the candidate’s name and surname, their mailing address, their email address, their phone number and their photo
  • An artistic profile that details, in particular, the candidate’s artistic approach and biographical elements, as well as sources of inspiration
  • A selection of one or more works, not necessarily in the same medium, with a good-quality image of each work to enable the selection committee to form as accurate an idea as possible of the candidate’s practice.

The entry may be written in the candidate’s first language if this is easier.

Candidates must not send original artworks to Luxembourg.

Entry fee

Participation in the Luxembourg Art Prize is contingent upon the payment of a registration fee to be settled online. The amount to pay is displayed in the applicant space and may vary depending on the currency used and the applicant’s country of residence.

The registration fee is used entirely to pay for the services of the IT company which ensures the proper function of the website and manages the electronic submission of application files. Please note that The Pinacothèque, which organizes the Luxembourg Art Prize, is a not-for-profit cultural and educational museum and does not receive any money from the applicants.

Your career launched at last!

The winner of the prize receives a stipend of €50'000 (approximately US$54,000 GBP45,000 CHF53,000 CA$76,000 JPY6,000,000) paid into their bank account. The winner is free to use this money in any way he/she sees fit. The finalists for the prize win a group exhibition at The Pinacothèque, a European museum in Luxembourg. The Luxembourg Art Prize is a unique opportunity for you to penetrate the international, professional art circuit and to finally be seen by major private and institutional collectors.

Unlike other art awards and shows, the Luxembourg Art Prize is arranged by a top-tier private European museum. Your career will take on an international dimension and your artistic output will have a fair shot at rapidly gaining consideration as essential in the international art market.

Who pays the artists' costs?

All the costs associated with travel to and accommodation in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for the finalist artists and one other person of their choice will be paid in full by the organisation in 2020. This includes transport for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a five-star hotel.

The organisation will arrange return travel for the finalist artists and their companions by train or air. It will send travel documents to the finalist artists and their companions within the ten days before the opening of the finalist artists’ group exhibition.

The organisation will also book hotel rooms on the basis of dual occupancy (each artist with their companion).

The candidates are invited to research as early as possible whether their journey to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg will require a visa (https://maee.gouvernement.lu/en/services-aux-citoyens/visa-immigration.html).

The museum reminds you that it is not mandatory to travel to Luxembourg if you are named as a finalist. If you prefer, the museum will send you a finalist’s certificate and/or winner’s certificate by Fedex.

How does the Artistic Committee make its choice?

The Artistic Committee is already looking forwarding to getting to know your work and examining your entry carefully. They expect you to fulfil certain criteria, which may appear subjective but are nevertheless important.

For example, the Committee may be sensitive to the following points: the originality of the work, technical mastery, coherence of the work, freshness, novelty, historical continuity, the artistic, literary, historical, scientific or philosophical references in your work, the message conveyed, the poetry that emerges from the work.

The Committee hopes to find works that have been produced in a unique moment of grace experienced by the artist at the time of their creation. These magical creative moments are what make a work unique and unlike any other.

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