Application deadline: March 1
Atlanta – South Arts is now accepting entries for the first annual Southern Prize and State Fellowships, offering nine individual artists cash awards up to $30,000; the contest is open to artists living in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
The nine State Fellowship recipients will compete for the South Arts Southern Prize. The $25,000 Southern Prize will be awarded to the artist whose work exhibits the highest artistic excellence, and one finalist will be awarded a $10,000 Prize, also based on artistic excellence. The Southern Prize winner will also receive a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center for the Creative Arts and Sciences. A national panel will convene to evaluate the body of work represented by the nine State Fellowship recipients and select the Prize winner and Finalist. Winners of the South Arts Prize will be announced at the awards ceremony April 24.
An exhibition of works by the State Fellowship winners may be organized during the award period.
“Our region is home to deep artistic talent deserving additional recognition and support,” said Susie Surkamer, executive director of South Arts. “We are launching the Southern Prize to celebrate the diverse range of expression in our region, from the traditional arts handed down across generations to the new creative processes coming from our technology centers.”
Artists may apply for the Southern Prize until March 1 through southarts.org/southernprize. Artists specializing in crafts, drawing, experimental, painting, photography, sculpture, and mixed media styles are eligible.
The Southern Prize is supported by South Arts’ member state arts agencies, MailChimp, and individuals, and powered by The Hambidge Center. South Arts also receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Via: South Arts