Strabag Artaward International 2018

Strabag Kunstforum Artaward Anmeldung

STRABAG SE is a European-based technology group for construction services, a leader in innovation and financial strength. Its services span all areas of the construction industry and cover the entire construction value chain.

The STRABAG Kunstforum serves an international art sponsorship with the organisation of STRABAG Artaward International, the exhibition activities in the STRABAG Artlounge and the establishment and care of the STRABAG Artcollection, permanently presented at more than 60 office locations all over Europe.

We are looking forward to your participation and kindly ask you to provide this information for interested artists and colleagues as well.

Rules of Award 2018
  • RULES OF AWARD

    The STRABAG Artaward is an award for the promotion of art in the fields of painting and drawing for artists of up to 40 years. It has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009.

  • PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES 2018–2020

    Austria and Germany

  • CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
    • Eligible to take part are artists from Austria and Germany.

    • Participants must be citizens of one of these two countries or must have been permanently based in one of these countries for at least two years.

    • Participants of the STRABAG Artaward International must be born in or after the year 1978 and must have received a certified higher artistic education (students or graduates of art academies, colleges or universities).

    • All participants accept the findings of the jury. Any recourse to legal action is excluded.

    • Every participant is a copyright holder. The submitted works of art will remain the property of the participant.

    • The participants agree that in connection with STRABAG Artaward International his/her submitted works of art may be presented, photographed, printed and published online – unlimited and free-of-charge.

    • Submitted works of art must not have been awarded any further public art prize and must be owned by the participant.

    • The participants are responsible for the accuracy of their information. Due to wrong statements, STRABAG Kunstforum may refrain from awarding the prize.
  • JURY

    The jury members of STRABAG Artaward International 2018 are art experts from the participating countries:

    Yilmaz Dziewior, Director Museum Ludwig Cologne, Germany
    Ulrike Groos, Director Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
    Krist Gruijthuijsen, Director KW Institute of Contemporary Art Berlin, Germany
    Günther Oberhollenzer, Curator Landesgalerie Niederösterreich, Krems, Austria
    Edith Raidl, Collector, Vienna, Austria
    Tanja Skorepa, Head, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria
    Wilhelm Weiss, Director, STRABAG Kunstforum, Vienna, Austria

  • PRIZE FUND
    • A main prize of € 15.000,- and four recognition prizes of € 5.000,- each will be awarded. In addidion, art works of the winners might be purchased for STRABAG Artcollection.

    • After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna.

    • The laureates can apply for the artist-in-residence-programme at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.
  • ONLINE APPLICATION

    All participants must apply online at www.strabag-kunstforum.at from 15 January till 15 February 2018. The application form must be filled in correctly in German or English according to the instructions.

    Eligible in the fields of painting and drawing are three works of art (one or multiple parts), which are essential for the jury’s decision.

    Mandatory information:
    Short biography / List of exhibitions / Portrait photo / Photos (RGB, jpg) of three works of art intended to enter the competition, dated between 2016 and 2018, with techniques, dimensions, insurance values and photo credits stated.

    Each work of art must not exceed the dimensions of 2 x 2.40 meters and must be easily transportable.
    There are no thematic specifications.

    Optional data: Up to three photos (RGB, jpg) of additional works of art.

    The online application process takes a while. The responsibility for completing the online application before the deadline is entirely the artists’.

  • PRELIMINARY JURY

    Based on the submissions online, the jury makes a selection for the final jury session. From 28th March 2018, all artists will be notified in writing.

    The nominees will be presented with their works of art at www.strabag-kunstforum.at.

  • SUBMISSION OF ORIGINAL WORKS
    • All nominees must submit the three originals specified in the online application.

    • The submitted originals must be marked on the back and on the outside with the labels received by mail/post.

    • All submitted artworks must be packed in bubble wrap or cardboard rolls.

    • Submission in Germany: Tuesday, 17th and Wednesday, 18th of April 2018 at STRABAG offices in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart:

      STRABAG AG
      Bessemerstraße 42B
      D-12103 Berlin

      STRABAG / BRVZ
      Siegburger Straße 241
      D-50679 Köln

      STRABAG AG
      Leopoldstraße 250
      D-80807 München

      ZÜBLIN AG
      Albstadtweg 3-5
      D-70567 Stuttgart

    • Submission in Austria: Monday, 23rd and Tuesday 24th of April 2018 at STRABAG Haus, Vienna:

      STRABAG Haus, Artlounge (DG)
      Donau-City-Straße 9
      A-1220 Wien

    • Transport of the artworks to the specific STRABAG building is at the artists‘ own costs and risks. A collective transport from the specific STRABAG offices to Vienna will be organized by STRABAG Kunstforum.
  • FINAL JURY

    The final jury will meet on 26 April 2018 at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna. All nominees will be notified in writing on 27 April 2018.

  • COLLECTION OF ORIGINALS
    • The submitted artworks must be recollected at the specific STRABAG offices in Berlin, Cologne, Munich, Stuttgart and Vienna. The artworks of the five shortlisted artists will remain in Vienna for the collective award exhibition. 

    • Collection in Austria: Wednesday, 2nd and Thursday, 3rd of May 2018 at STRABAG Haus, Vienna.

    • Collection in Germany: Monday, 7th and Tuesday, 8th of May 2018 at STRABAG offices in Berlin, Cologne, Munich and Stuttgart.
  • AWARD CEREMONY

    At the award ceremony and the opening of the collective exhibition on 14 June 2018 at the Artlounge at STRABAG Haus, Vienna, the winner and the four recipients of recognition prizes will be announced. A catalogue for the group exhibition will be published.

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