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Sunday, September 14, 2014


Deadline: September 30, 2014.

(The following article is made available in arrangement with the Arts & Culture Trust (ACT) and the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation (DALRO). See ACT’s website

The ARTWARD International Art Competition, initiated by the Independent Contemporary Art Advisors ICAA e.K and awarded already for the 7th time, supports highly talented fine artists.

Freelance fine art artists under the age of 40, debutants and art students from the areas of painting, sculpting, photography, graphic reproduction, installation, video, media art, and new media are eligible for participation. The goal is to support artists in their unencumbered creation. Each candidate is presented with its own online gallery on the website

The 7th ARTWARD consists of a financial award to support artistic practice of € 4,000 as well as a newcomer award of € 1,000. There is also a six-week Artist-in-Residence in the studio loft by Belgian collector Alain Servais, Brussels, and a public choice award of € 300.

Their focus is the transparent and democratic promotion of artistic creativity through financial support and sustainable public awareness. The final decision regarding the award of prizes is made by the board of ARTWARD and a jury of art-world professionals.

Applications are due by no later than September 30, 2014.
In order to apply, applicants must use the official application form. Visit

Applications not complying to this rule will not be considered.

To cover the administrative, personnel, programming and logistics costs associated with entering the contest, a participation fee of € 20,50 must be paid. While you pay the fee, you can benefit from the ARTWARD platform and their active public relations. The fee is payable by submitting the application and is not refundable.