The VIA Arts Prize, the Ibero-American themed visual arts competition, is open for submissions, and has added managing director and curator of Maddox Gallery James Nicholls to its judging panel.
“The world of art is international and this is what the VIA Arts Prize promotes, encouraging dialogue and exchange through the creation of art,” said James.
“I believe that the story of the artist is as important as the artwork, bringing context and depth. I will be looking for pieces that resonate with me personally and that have a strong message.”
The VIA Arts Prize’s theme this year is Dialogues, a subject that remains topical and embodies the continuity of this London arts prize. It also highlights the process of intercultural exchange through an engagement with Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese art and cultures.
Now in its fourth year, the VIA Arts Prize is open for UK based artists to submit a unique piece of work by Sunday November 4 2018. An exhibition of the top 30 works will take place at the Embassy of Brazil in London in December.
The VIA Arts Prize is the fruit of a partnership between the Embassy of Brazil, the cultural association ACALASP (the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal), and the arts charity People’s Palace Projects from Queen Mary University of London, and is sponsored by Ita.
For more about the prize and how to apply go to the VIA Arts Prize site.