Foundwork Artist Prize 2021: international open call and jury


June 10, 2021
June 10, 2021
Registration deadline: October 10

This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted 10,000 USD grants and studio visits with the distinguished jurors.

Foundwork is pleased to announce the open call for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize, and to introduce the distinguished curators, gallerists, educators, and artists on this year’s jury. The deadline to register is October 10 and artists working in any media are eligible.

The Foundwork Artist Prize is an annual juried award to recognize outstanding practices by contemporary artists. This year, two honorees will receive unrestricted 10,000 USD grants and studio visits with each of the jurors. The honorees and three shortlisted artists will also be featured in interviews as part of the Foundwork Dialogues program to further public engagement with their work.

The jury for the 2021 Foundwork Artist Prize includes leading international curators, gallerists, educators, and artists:

Vanessa Carlos, Founder, Carlos/Ishikawa Gallery, London; Founder, CONDO international gallery collaborative

Qu Chang, independent curator and art historian, Hong Kong and Shenzhen; former Curator, Para Site, Hong Kong

Bridget Donahue, Owner and Director, Bridget Donahue Gallery, New York

Cédric Fauq, Curator, Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Incoming Chief Curator, CAPC Musée, Bordeaux 

Thomas Lawson, artist; Dean, School of Art, CalArts, Valencia; Editor-in-Chief, East of Borneo

Thiago de Paula Souza, independent curator, São Paulo; Co-Curator, 2021 Frestas Triennial of Arts, Sorocaba, São Paulo; curatorial team, 10th Berlin Biennale

The Foundwork Artist Prize is open to artists residing in any location worldwide with limited exceptions. Artists should see the FAQ and Prize Rules on Foundwork for instructions, terms and conditions. If you have further questions, please email support [​at​]

Foundwork membership costs 4 USD per month and can be canceled at any time. To be eligible for the 2021 prize, artists will need to have a profile on the Foundwork website, with at least 6 artworks published on their profile page, throughout the selection period: 5pm PT, October 10, 2021 through 5pm PT, November 30, 2021. Visit to register.

About Foundwork
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