EMDASH Award 2011: Last Call for Entries

EMDASH Award 2011: Last Call for Entries

Closing Date: 7 March

The EMDASH Award is a major opportunity for an emerging artist working outside the UK to realise a new work at Frieze Art Fair as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme. The EMDASH Award is a major initiative in collaboration with Gasworks and supported by the EMDASH Foundation.

Entrance to the award is by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators. The winner will receive a commission to make a new work to be shown at Frieze Art Fair 2011, an artist’s fee, a production budget of £10,000 and a three-month residency at Gasworks in London. After the winning project has been presented at Frieze Art Fair, the EMDASH Foundation will enable a presentation of the winning artist’s work at Gallery Weekend Berlin 2012.

Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze Art Fair. The EMDASH Award is open to non-UK-based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 35 years of age.

The selection committee for 2011 is: Andrea Dibelius (EMDASH Foundation); Rowan Geddis (Residencies Co-ordinator, Gasworks); Sarah McCrory (Curator, Frieze Foundation); Simon Martin (artist); Janneke de Vries (Director of GAK Gesellschaft für Aktuelle Kunst, Bremen); Amelie von Wedel (EMDASH Foundation).

EMDASH is a private foundation dedicated to promoting new ideas across disciplines from artistic and cultural projects to scientific research. Founded by Andrea Dibelius in 2010, EMDASH’s activities are motivated by philanthropy, a commitment to supporting new ideas and emerging talent and a passion for the arts.

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