LOOP Discover Award 2019 opened the registration period from May 15th to June 27th.
With the aim of fostering a space for the promotion of video art works, the LOOP Discover Award has also created an online video channel, in which selected works from the second stage of the competition will be available for viewing and voting. The most voted video will be part of the final exhibition along with the other 10 finalists, and included in other possible screenings.
The LOOP Discover Award encourages artists to participate and the public to enjoy the best international artistic creation. Entering this open call is free of charge and artists over 18, of any nationality or place of residency can apply, individually or as a group.
An international jury made up of acclaimed professionals in the contemporary art sector will single out 10 finalists, among whom will be the winner of the prize, worth €5,000. The awarded work will furthermore be considered to be included in the LOOP Collection, currently on loan to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).
All the submitted works will undergo three selection stages conducted by expert members of the arts sector who will evaluate the works according to their relevance to the proposed theme, their artistic quality, the novelty of their approach and the artist’s career.
All the finalist works might be considered for future projects by LOOP, such as screenings in international fairs and festivals, itinerant exhibitions and other curated proposals. Furthermore, they will be promoted and given visibility through the LOOP network.