Footscray Art Prize

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Applications close
15 March 2019
Announced
20 June 2019
Prize money
AUD $17,500
Location
VIC, Australia
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Footscray Art Prize

This is a biennial prize held each odd year.

The Footscray Art Prize is a non-acquisitive visual art prize for contemporary artworks across multiple platforms and disciplines. Established in 2016 by Maribyrnong City Council, Footscray Community Arts Centre the Rotary Club of Footscray and Victoria University as part of the Victoria University Centenary celebrations, the Footscray Art Prize will be awarded biennially.

It contributes to Footscray's reputation as a thriving cultural hub that supports and fosters the arts, and provides an opportunity to celebrate this artistic vibrancy and creativity.

Prizes:

The Footscray Art Prize has four categories:

Main Prize $10,000 - Open to Australian residents.

- Maximum of two (2) entries per entrant is permitted. - A non-refundable entry fee payment of $30 (including GST) is applicable for each artwork entered.

 

Street Art Prize $5,000 - Open to Australian residents.

- Maximum of two (2) entries per entrant is permitted. - Entries are also eligible for the Main Prize.

- A non-refundable entry fee payment of $30 (including GST) is applicable for each artwork entered.

- Four (4) artists will be shortlisted, and each provided with a wall in central Footscray to create their work between 20 March and 20 May 2017.

Tertiary Art Prize $1,500 - Open to Australian University and Art College students. - Maximum of two (2) entries per entrant is permitted. - Entries are also eligible for the Main Prize. - A non-refundable entry fee payment of $20 (including GST) is applicable for each artwork entered. -

The exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at VU at MetroWest.

Young Artists Prize 12 years and under: $500 13 - 18 years: $500 - Open to young people in Melbourne's west. - Maximum of one (1) entry per entrant is permitted.

Entry is free. - The exhibition will be held at Maribyrnong City Council's Bluestone Church Arts Space.

Venue: The exhibition of shortlisted works will be held at Footscray Community Arts Centre.

Summary
Application dates
23 November 2018 - 15 March 2019
Exhibition dates
20 June 2019 - 20 July 2019
Finalists notified
3 May 2019
Eligibility
National Entries
Prize frequency
Biennial - Odd Years
Judges
Katrina Sedgwick, Director and CEO – ACMI Hanna Presley, Curator – ACCA Raafat Ishak, Artist and Head of Painting – VCA Simon Spain, Founding Director – Art Play (Young Artists category)
Prize genre
General
Location
Footscray Community Arts Centre, Footscray, Melbourne.
VIC
Australia
Prizes
AUD $17,500
Fees
$0 - $30
Last updated
19 February 2019
Prior Winners
2019: Megan Evans - Winner ($10,000)
2017: Mumu Mike Williams - Winner ($10,000)