International Open Call for Applicants: Frieze Artist Award, launching at Frieze New York 2018, supported by LUMA Foundation
A major opportunity for an emerging artist to realize a site-specific work, curated by Adrienne Edwards
Deadline: December 11th, 2017, 5pm EST
Launching in New York for the first time, the Frieze Artist Award is an international open call for an emerging artist to realize a major site-specific work at Frieze Art Fair. Applications are now being accepted for Frieze New York 2018 through December 11, 2017, at 5pm EST.
Forming part of the fair’s non-profit program, the Frieze Artist Award is supported by the LUMA Foundation. Frieze welcomes proposals for new, ambitious and site-specific works that respond to the dynamics of the New York fair in Randall’s Island Park. The Award includes a budget of up to 30,000 USD for production, research and development, artist fees and travel expenses. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their idea and its potential for realization.
Proposals will be reviewed by a selection panel of prominent artists and curators (TBA); and the winner will be announced in February 2018. Frieze New York will take place in May 2018.
The launch of the Artist Award in New York follows an established program of Artist Award commissions at Frieze London.
Adrienne Edwards will collaborate with Frieze for the first time, as the Curator of the Artist Award at Frieze New York next spring. Edwards is a renowned curator, scholar, and writer with a focus on interdisciplinary art, performance and artists of the African diaspora and the Global South. She is Curator at Performa, New York’s first performance biennial; Curator at Large at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; and a PhD candidate in Performance Studies at New York University, where she is a Corrigan Doctoral Fellow. Edwards is also Curator of Live a program of performances, installations and interactive projects at Frieze New York.