What is on offer?
Humans are social, meaning-making individuals, so how does our response to events of such an impactful nature, give us a sense of a collective consciousness? How can we make a material or non-material memorial of the monument that is the year 2020? Construct a monument or performance that celebrates or critiques 2020 in a monolithic, symbolic fashion.
We are thrilled to announce the second iteration of the Brackets Art Prize. This year, we are looking for artists who can respond to the monumentality of the times. The Brackets Art Prize 2020 is relaunching as a celebration of artists’ resilience, agility and creativity. As we are physically distancing ourselves from the gallery space, we are also changing our thinking to exist outside of the conventions of the gallery. This year we are looking for artworks that can be shown in an online space, meaning submissions will be open for video works only, and we have a few instructions to inform your art-making, which can be found via our website.
Brackets Art Prize is the regions only Contemporary Art Prize specifically for emerging artists. Entry is open to any artist living and working in the City of Greater Geelong and surrounds (extending from Anakie and Balliang to the Bellarine Peninsula) that is aged 26 years or under. Entry is completely free.
Platform Youth Arts is an inclusive and diverse arts space; individuals of all backgrounds, experiences and skill sets are encouraged to apply. No previous art training or education is necessary. We strongly encourage applications from First Nations and culturally diverse peoples, and people with differing access needs.
ENTRIES NOW OPEN
SUBMISSIONS CLOSE 19 JUNE
$1,000 first prize
$500 runner up
$250 third prize
Entries judged 24 – 26 June
Artists’ notified 29 June
Winner’s announced 1 July
Who is the opportunity for?Young artists of all disciplines
Who is providing the opportunity?Platform Arts, Geelong
Who is eligible and what is required?Ages 26 and under
What is the closing date or deadline?19/06/2020
How much does it cost?FREE
How do people book or get involved?For inspiration, instructions and further information, please visit the Brackets Art Prize 2020 web page: