Call for Entries | Wallace Arts Trust Awards

Entries due Monday July 23, no later than 5pm

Key Dates:
Entries open: June 1 2018
Entries close: 5pm Monday July 23 2018 (NZ time) no late applications will be accepted
Round 1 judging finishes:  August 5
Finalists notified: August 6
Finalists’ delivery of artworks: August 21-23 .  Final Deadline 5pm, August 23
Round 2 judging finishes: August 26

Award Winners announced and opening of exhibition of finalists and travelling show:  September 3 2018.

The Pah Homestead:
Wallace Art Awards  September 3 –  November 4
Salon de Refusés 4 September – 28 October

Wallace Gallery Morrinsville:
November 29 –  January 28 2019

Wellington venue TBC:
February/March 2019

All Finalists in the Wallace Art Awards must undertake to make their work available for Trust exhibitions until mid-May 2019

he Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award
A six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York City, USA. The ISCP is the premier residency-based contemporary art centre in the United States for emerging to mid-career artists and curators from around the world. This residency includes a studio, 24-hour access to ISCP’s facilities, support from on-site staff, the opportunity to attend lectures given by members of the New York arts community, field trips including out-of-town expenses, and a minimum of two open-studio exhibitions/receptions. The Paramount Award Winner also receives a bronze trophy by Terry Stringer.

The Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award
A three-month residency at Altes Spital in Solothurn, Switzerland. This residency includes a large studio apartment, access to specialist studios, workshops and exhibitions.

The Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award
A three-month residency at the Vermont Studio Center in Vermont, USA. This includes a studio, living expenses, counsel from a distinguished roster of six visiting artists and the fellowship of professional peers from around the world. The Vermont Studio Center was founded by artists in 1984 and is the largest international artists’ and writers’ residency program in the United States.

Apply for the Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Award, Kaipara Wallace Arts Trust Award and the Wallace Arts Trust Vermont Award here. Applications close 5pm, Monday 23 July 2018.

The Process:
Entries are invited from practitioners of painting, sculpture, audio-visual, print, photography, drawings and documented interdisciplinary arts. All eligible entries to the Wallace Art Awards will be considered by each Judge at Round 1 of the judging process.

The Judges’ decisions at Round 1 will determine those entries which become finalists for the awards.

Finalists will then be notified and asked to deliver their artworks to the Pah Homestead for Round 2 of the awards judging. Nominated finalists need to confirm their intention to deliver artworks within 72 hours of notifications being sent, a non-response will result in the opportunity to participate in the awards being withdrawn.

Finalists and winners will be selected based on the sole criterion of excellence of the work; the gender, ethnicity, age and geographic location of the artist are irrelevant. The Judges’ decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into in that regard.

Application Requirements:

Apply online for all Wallace Art Awards here.

Fulbright-Wallace Arts Trust Award here. (note different criteria and processes)
BSR Wallace New Zealand Residence Award here. (note different criteria and processes)

The application materials consist of:
1. Copy of proof of New Zealand Citizenship (passport preferred) or New Zealand Permanent Residence

2. One or two digital photographs of the submitted artwork of a suitable quality
(a.) .jpg files are the preferred format. File size up to 4mb
(b.) File resolution should be around 300 dpi
(c.) If your artwork is selected as a finalist an image of the work may be printed in the Art Awards catalogue. Please note that the catalogue is printed in an A5 format so please consider this when sizing your images
(d.) If your artwork is a video work you must provide a still in .jpg format

3. Supporting written statement about the artwork Maximum 500 words
– Describe the body of work that you are currently working on and your motivations for taking this direction
– Explain how you would benefit from the experience of an overseas residency in general and, if appropriate, the ISCP, Altes Spital or Vermont residencies in particular
– Explain techniques and/or concepts used towards making the entered artwork
– Contextualise the entered artwork within broader artistic or cultural movements or traditions

Applicants are advised that judgments are made on the basis of the submitted image(s) or uploaded video file rather than the strength of the supporting written material.

4. Applicants may also choose to supply a small artistic portfolio of a further two or three works contextualising the artwork entered for the awards. The contextual portfolio artworks should have been made in the same period as the entered artwork to foreground a development or an articulation in the artist’s practice. This is not a requirement of entry.

5. For video artworks, in addition to digital still, a full video must be supplied via a password-protected URL link (e.g. Youtube, Vimeo etc.) or via a file delivery service (e.g. WeTransfer, DropBox etc.)

Keep a copy of the Wallace Art Awards Terms and Conditions and BSR Terms and Conditions for your own records.

Image: The Wallace Arts Trust Paramount Winner 2017, Harmonic People (detail), 2017, Andy Leleisi’uao, acrylic on canvas, 1500 x 2400 mm

Date(s) - 05/06/2018 - 23/07/2018
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