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L'Atelier competition 2018: registration now open until 27 April !

LAtelier competition 2018

L'Atelier Competition 2018: registration now open !

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L'Atelier is one of Africa's most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.

Building on the platform created over the past two years, the competition is continuing to expand across Africa, opening in a number of countries, where Barclays Africa has a presence. Artists who are permanent residents of and residing in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Mozambique, Mauritius or Seychelles are invited to enter.

The L'Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with our partner, the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).

 

ENTRIES

Online entries open on the L'Atelier website on 1 February 2018 and close on 27 April 2018 at 16:00 (CAT). Initial adjudication is done on electronic submission where you may upload up to seven (7) images of your artwork. Those artists whose entries make it in through to the next round will be contact directly to arrange for the collection of their artwork. It is essential when registering online and uploading your artwork that all fields are completed. Failure not to complete all fields will result in your entry been disqualified.

Please note that all previous entrants will be required to re-register.

 

PARTNERS AND SPONSORS

  • PRIMARY PARTNERS

Barclays Africa Group Limited

South African National Association for the Visual Arts

 

  • SPONSORS OF THE GERARD SEKOTO AWARD

Alliance Française in South Africa

French Embassy in South Africa

Institut Français Afrique du Sud

 

  • MERIT AWARD PARTNERS

Sylt Foundation

Ampersand Foundation

Bag Factory Johannesburg

 

THE PRIZES

There are five prizes for 2018 competition; the first prize, three merit award prizes and Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist.

The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers.

 

  • FIRST PRIZE

6 MONTHS IN PARIS

R330 000 and a return ticket to Paris

The prize money must be used for a study term of between three and six months in the studio apartment at the Cité Internationale des Arts, purchased specifically for this purpose. The prize money will be made available when the winner leaves for Paris. The date of the residency is January to June 2019.

 

  • MERIT AWARD PRIZES

3 MONTHS IN JOHANNESBURG

Bag Factory Artists Studio

One merit award winner will win a prize consisting of a three-month residency in Johannesburg, at the Bag Factory Artists' Studio, a return flight to Johannesburg and a monthly stipend. The date of the residency is June to August 2019.

 

2 MONTHS IN SYLT

The Sylt Foundation Residency

This prize includes a return flight to Germany and a monthly stipend. The date of the residency is September to October 2019.

 

1 MONTH IN NEW YORK

The Ampersand Foundation Residency

The prize includes a one month residency at the Ampersand Foundation in New York. You'll be a Fellow of the Ampersand Foundation and have access to the American Association of Museums (AAM) card that allows free access to most museums in New York City. The prize includes return flights to New York City and a monthly stipend. The date of the residency is January 2019.

 

  • GERARD SEKOTO AWARD

3 MONTHS IN PARIS

The Alliance Française, the Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud and the French Embassy are sponsoring the Gerard Sekoto Award for a South African artist who has demonstrated continual improvement in the quality of their entry year-on-year in the L'Atelier competition.

This prize consists of a return flight ticket to Paris, three months' stay in the Cité Internationale des Arts, nationwide touring exhibitions Institut Français Afrique du Sud language lessons. The Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris residencies are made available by SANAVA. The date of the residency is May to July 2019.

 

For more details you can contact Dr Paul Bayliss on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. For further information on SANAVA, visit www.sanava.co.za

For more details regarding the Gerard Sekoto award, you can contact the French Institute of South Africa This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

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