Frieze is pleased to announce the introduction of the Frieze Artist Award, a major new opportunity to create and present site-specific artwork at Frieze London. The award is now open for entries, to both UK and international artists between 25 and 40 years of age.
Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realized at Frieze London 2014 and produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects. The award will include: a production budget of up to 10,000 GBP, a research and development budget of up to 5,000 GBP, plus an artist’s fee, per diems and travel expenses.
The award is for site-specific work, with an inclination towards performance and installation. Proposals should respond to the experience and duration of the London fair in a thought-provoking way. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realization at Frieze London.
Entrance to the award is by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators. The closing date for applications is 10 March 2014. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2014.
The Frieze Artist Award sits within a distinguished history of artist awards presented at Frieze Art Fair, which include the Emdash Award (2011–2013) and the Cartier Award (2006–2010). This first edition of the Frieze Artist Award also coincides with the launch of Live, a new section for galleries at the London fair that is dedicated to performative or interactive works.
Frieze London takes place from 16 to 19 October, 2014 in Regent’s Park London and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank. Further information: www.friezelondon.com
Full details of the Frieze Artist Award are available at www.friezefoundation.org.