Ami Yamasaki, Whispers travel and whisper to you again (2023)
Art Prize 2024 / G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation
Deadline December 15, 2023
G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation
Athens, Greece

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize promotes and financially supports contemporary artists, with the ultimate goal of highlighting excellence in the arts.

Our deep love for art, combined with the desire to support and promote the advancement of artistic creativity, led to the establishment of the annual G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize in 2019, a culmination of the Foundation’s thirty-year long effort to strengthen and promote leadership and innovation in the visual arts.

The Art Prize supports contemporary artists by offering them the opportunity to create a new, site-specific artwork which will remain on permanent display in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, will become part of the Foundation’s art collection, and will join an important cultural heritage as well.

In 2023, in its third year, the Art Prize introduced two important changes: firstly, it welcomed applications from international artists, and secondly, instead of one, the Selection Committee awarded three equal prizes to the three proposals which stood out.

Similar to last years’ prize, the 2024 Art Prize is open to Greek and international artists. Three proposals will be selected and awarded equally for their originality, creativity, site-specificity, and connection with the theme of Care, which is the main topic of the Research Residency Programmes organised by the Foundation as well as of the ongoing Care Ecologies project, partly funded by Creative Europe.

The Art Prize calls for site specific artworks created to be part of a configured environment; works which narrate an internal path/route, and which can be reference points/landmarks within their exhibition space. The selected works are presented to the public in the summer of 2024, after which they will remain on permanent display in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, and become part of the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation’s art collection, which comprises more than 70 artworks by renowned Greek and international artists.

Applications for the 2024 Art Prize are now open.
Deadline for applications: 15 December 2023.

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