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RULES OF AWARD

The STRABAG Artaward is an award for the promotion of art in the fields of painting and drawing for artists of up to 40 years. It has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009. Please read the Rules of Award carefully before applying.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES 2015 - 2017

From 2015 to 2017 artists from Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany and Switzerland are eligible to take part in the STRABAG Artaward International. The participating countries will be changing after three years. Austria as the home country of STRABAG SE is a permanent participant.

CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

 

• Eligible to take part are artists from Austria, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany and Switzerland.

 

• Participants must be citizens of one of the countries above or must have been verifyably based in one of these countries for at least two years.

 

• Participants of the award must be born in or after the year 1977 and must have either verifyably concluded a systematic, artistic education, or been enrolled in an artistic education for at least two years (Art academies, colleges or universities).

 

• All participants accept the findings of the jury. Any recourse to legal action is excluded.

 

• Every participant is a copyright holder. The submitted works of art will remain the property of the participant.

 

• The participants agree that in connection with STRABAG Artaward International his/her works of art may be presented, photographed, printed and displayed free-of-charge.

 

• Submitted works of art must not have been awarded any further public art prize and must be owned by the participant.

 

• The participants are responsible for the accuracy of their information. With misreprentation STRABAG Kunstforum may refrain from awarding the prize.

 

JURY

The jury members are art experts from the participating countries:

 

Tayfun Belgin, Director, Osthaus Museum Hagen

Martin Germann, Chief Curator, S.M.A.K., Ghent

Elsy Lahner, Curator, Albertina, Vienna

Edith Raidl, Collector, Vienna

Madeleine Schuppli, Director, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aaargau

Corrie van der Veen, Former Curator AEGON Art Collection, Amsterdam

Wilhelm Weiss, Director, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna

Tanja Skorepa, Head, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna

PRIZE FUND

• A main prize of € 15.000,- and four recognition prizes of € 5.000,- each will be awarded. In addidion, art works of the winners might be purchased for STRABAG Artcollection.

 

• After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna.

 

• The laureates can apply for the artist-in-residence-programme at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.

ONLINE APPLICATION

All participants must apply online at www.strabag-artaward.at from 12th January till 12th February 2017. The application form must be filled in correctly in German or English according to the Rules of Award.

 

Eligible in the fields of painting and drawing are three works of art (one or multiple parts), which are essential for the jury's decision.

 

Mandatory information:
• Short biography
• List of exhibitions
• Photos (RGB jpg) of three works of art intended to enter the competition, dated between 2015 and 2017, with techniques, dimensions and insurance values stated.

 

            Each work of art (one or multiple parts) must not exceed the dimensions of 2 x 2 metres
            and must be easily transportable.

            There are no thematic specifications.


• Optional data: Max. three photos (RGB, jpg) of older works of art

 

The online application process takes a while. The responsibility for completing the online application before the deadline is entirely the artists’.

 

NOTES for all Apple-users:
-The use of the browser Mozilla Firefox is recommended
-The application is only possible on notebooks and PCs (no iPads and iPhones).
-For uploading the images, a current version of Adobe Flashplayer is necessary. Download free Adobe flashplayer here: https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/

PRELIMINARY JURY

Based on the material submitted online, the jury makes a selection for the final jury session. From 16th March 2017, all artists will be notified in writing. Gallery of nominees: www.strabag-artaward.at

SUBMISSION OF ORIGINAL WORKS

All nominees must submit the three originals specified in the online application.

 

The submitted originals must be marked on the back and on the outside with the labels received by mail/post.

 

All submitted artworks must be packed in bubble wrap or cardboard rolls.

 

• Submission in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany
and Switzerland:

Monday, 27th, and Tuesday, 28th March 2017

 

Submission adress North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany

STRABAG / BRVZ
Siegburger Straße 241
50679 Köln

 

Submission adress BeNeLux

STRABAG / BRVZ Benelux
Norderlaan 139
2000 Antwerpen

 

Submission adress Switzerland

STRABAG AG
Unterrohrstraße 5
8952 Schlieren

 

• Submission in Austria:
Monday, 3rd, and Tuesday, 4th April 2017

 

Submission adress Austria

STRABAG Kunstforum
Tanja Skorepa, Alexandra Hois
Tel.: +43 (0)1/ 22422 - 1848 or -1850
Mobil: +43 (0) 664 300 56 95
Email: kunstforum@strabag.com
STRABAG Haus, Artlounge (DG)
Donau-City-Straße 9
A-1220 Wien

 

Transport of the artworks to the specific STRABAG building is at the artists‘ own costs and risks. A collective transport from the specific STRABAG offices to Vienna will be organized by STRABAG Kunstforum.

FINAL JURY

The final jury will meet on 6th April 2017 at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna. All nominees will be notified in writing on 7th April 2017.

COLLECTION OF ORIGINALS

The submitted artworks must be recollected at the specific STRABAG offices in Antwerp, Cologne, Zurich and Vienna. The artworks of the five shortlisted artists will remain in Vienna for the collective award exhibition.

 

Collection in Austria:
Wednesday, 12th, and Thursday, 13th April 2017

 

Collection adress Austria

STRABAG Kunstforum
Tanja Skorepa, Alexandra Hois
Tel.: +43 (0)1/ 22422 - 1848 or-1850
Mobil: +43 (0) 664 300 56 95
Email: kunstforum@strabag.com
STRABAG Haus, Artlounge (DG)
Donau-City-Straße 9
A-1220 Wien

 

• Collection in Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Rhine Westphalia/Germany
and Switzerland:
Tuesday, 18th, and Wednesday, 19th April 2017

 

Collection adress North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany

STRABAG / BRVZ
Siegburger Straße 241
50679 Köln

 

Collection adress BeNeLux

STRABAG / BRVZ Benelux
Norderlaan 139
2000 Antwerpen

 

Collection adress Switzerland

STRABAG AG
Unterrohrstraße 5
8952 Schlieren

AWARD CEREMONY

At the award ceremony and the opening of the collective exhibition on 08th June, 2017 at the Artlounge at STRABAG Haus, Vienna, the winner and the four recipients of recognition prizes will be announced. A catalogue for the group exhibition will be published.

STRABAG Artaward International 2017

STRABAG Artaward International is an international art award for artists up to the age of forty in the fields of painting and drawing. After the exhibition of the works of the five laureates, each of them will hold a solo-exhibition at the Artlounge in the Vienna STRABAG building. Works by the awarded artists will also be purchased for the collection. The laureates will be invited to stay as artists-in-residence at the STRABAG Artstudio in the Vienna STRABAG building.

 

STRABAG Artaward has been awarded since 1994 in Austria, and since 2009 internationally. From 2009 - 2011, it was open for applicants from Hungary, Slovakia and the Czech Republic; from 2012 - 2014, young artists from Poland, Russia and Romania had the opportunity to compete for the STRABAG Artaward International. Participating countries 2015 - 2017: Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, North Rhine-Westphalia/Germany and Switzerland. As the home country of STRABAG, Austria remains a permanently participating country.

 

The nominated artists passing the prejury and thus eligible to submit the original artworks for the final jury, will be presented at the "Nominees"-section by 16th March 2017. At the award ceremony on 08th June 2017 at STRABAG Artlounge Vienna, the winner of the STRABAG Artaward International 2017 will be announced and four recognition awards will be presented.

 

Award Ceremony: 08th June 2017, STRABAG Artlounge


Download the Rules for Application here.

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