AboutBeers Contemporary announces the launch of its annual Award for Emerging Art: now in its second year, the prize is awarded to 8 artists working in any disciplines and open internationally. Unlike other awards that present one winner with a lump monetary sum, Beers Contemporary aims to assist as many artists as possible, and applicants are judged against others working within their respective artistic discipline, and two persons are awarded from each of the following practices: painting and drawing; photography and other two-dimensional work; sculpture and installation; as well as video, other media, and forms that defy classification.
The award was devised as a method to recognize outstanding achievement and/or promise in the arts. The award is intended to give back to the artistic community by rewarding emerging artists regardless of age, gender, ethnic background and/or geographical location. The award will be given to artists who can be seen as shaping the direction of contemporary art by considering criteria such as progression, innovation, and excellence in their work and practice.