Thursday, July 21, 2011

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize

Deadline: 26 September 2011 (ONLINE) or (RECEIVE) or (HAND DELIVERY)

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize
The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Scai the Bathhouse
Tokyo, Japan
Autumn 2012

The Prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have neither had nor are planning a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image.

Artists entering must have work available for the shortlist exhibition in June 2012 and be available to travel to Japan in Autumn 2012.

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with the generous support of Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. Its purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan in all fields of activity, including the visual arts. This is the second Daiwa Foundation Art Prize. In its inaugural year, the prize resulted in a solo show at the Tomio Koyama Gallery in Tokyo for Marcus Coates. The Foundation is once again offering artists a unique opportunity to gain an insight into Japan’s visual art sector. Scai the Bathhouse is the partner organisation of the second Daiwa Foundation Art Japan. The winner will be awarded a £5,000 participation fee plus travel and accommodation costs for a 7 day period in Japan to coincide with the opening of the exhibition in Autumn 2012. During this period support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world will be arranged.

2012 Shortlist exhibition
An exhibition of the three selected short listed artists for the 2012 Daiwa Foundation Art Prize will be held at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle), London NW1 4QP in June 2012.

The winning artist will have a solo show at Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo in Autumn 2012.

The selection panel will be
Jonathan Watkins (chair), Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
Mami Kataoka, senior curator at the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Masami Shiraishi, President, Scai the Bathhouse, Tokyo
Martin Gayford, art critic and author
Grayson Perry, artist and 2003 Turner Prize winner

Application can be made either online, by post or in person.

At the first stage, artists applying for the Prize are required to submit the following to Parker Harris: documentation and images of a maximum of four recent works in either digital format (jpg, tiff or png max 500kb) or in hard copy (maximum size A3) and an up to date supporting CV (maximum of one side of A4) and a personal statement of the anticipated benefit of being awarded the Prize (maximum of 500 words) and a completed entry form.

Download prospectus:

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Parker Harris are the largest independent specialist arts administrators in the UK. We organise a wide range of national and international awards, exhibitions, competitions and commissions for artists annually. In addition, we offer a number of bespoke services for individual artists including one-man shows, exhibition PR and marketing as well as one-to-one professional development for artists.

For further information contact the project coordinators Parker Harris
01372 462190