VIA Arts Prize 2017

The Visual Ibero-American Arts Prize

The Embassy of Brazil to the UK, in partnership with ACALASP (the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal), People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) and Itaú, is currently inviting entries for its VIA Arts Prize. Following a pre-selection process conducted by the curatorial committee, up to 30 artworks will then go on display for three weeks at the Embassy of Brazil (14-16 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL). A special jury will judge the final selection. Cash prizes, generously provided by Itaú, are to be given to the jury’s first (£5,000) and second (£2,000) choices.



The Award is open to all UK-based artists of any nationality. Participants must be aged 16 or over. All artworks must be original and not previously exhibited; they must not infringe the copyrights or intellectual property rights of any person or entity. Artworks must not violate the privacy of any person, nor can they have any sexually explicit, violent or racist content. Only works submitted by individuals (and not institutions) will be considered. We are pleased to confirm that we are now accepting collaborative works too.



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Contact Name

VIA Art Prize

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Start Date

1st October 2017

Closing Date

16th October 2017