We are sharing information given to us by BBA Gallery in Berlin about their Open Call for the 2021 BBA Artist Prize. BBA is an artist run gallery that does a yearly Artist Prize and Photography Prize. They mentioned that “we want the artists and perspectives we represent to be diverse, therefore we approach platforms all over the world and artists of all backgrounds.”
So, how does it work?
Who can apply: Open to all, this is an international call, open to all media, all ages above 18, all genders, all career paths, stages and educational backgrounds. There will be an international jury of high ranking industry professionals to judge the entries, and they will look for the artist who shows the highest potential, outstanding creativity with professionalism, and who has most convincingly and skillfully executed a concept or work.
Longlisted artists: 30 longlisted artists will be featured on the website and actively promoted on social media throughout spring 2021.
Shortlisted artists: 10-15 shortlisted artists will be selected out of the longlist in early April 2021. The shortlisted artists get to exhibit in a group show and are eligible to win the 3 Prizes. In addition, each shortlisted artist receives a promotion through the gallery’s Artsy profile, website, PR and social media channels.
Group exhibition: The exhibition of the shortlisted artists and the announcement of the Prize winners is a highlight during Gallery Weekend Berlin from April 30th to May 2nd, 2021. The Gallery Weekend Berlin is one of the leading events for contemporary art in Germany and attracts art enthusiasts and collectors from all over the world.
Prizes: 1st Prize is a solo show at BBA Gallery in 2022, along with a cash prize of 1000 euros and an Artsy profile. 2nd prize is an online solo show, cash prize of 500 euros, and an Artsy profile. 3rd Prize is an online solo show, cash prize of 300 euros, and an Artsy profile.
Get more information and apply here. The application deadline is Monday, March 15, and the cost to apply is 39 euros.