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International Contemporary Art Prize

G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation

• Deadline: December 15th 2023

• Prize: € 7,000 + Exhibition

• Category: Visual Arts

• Entry Fees: Free

• REGISTRATION: CLICK HERE



In 2019, driven by our profound passion for art and a firm commitment to fostering and championing artistic innovation, we established the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation Art Prize. This momentous initiative marked the culmination of three decades of dedicated efforts by the Foundation to empower and advance leadership and creativity in the visual arts.

The Art Prize was conceived to provide invaluable support to contemporary artists by offering them the extraordinary opportunity to craft site-specific artworks. These works, once created, find a permanent home in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, becoming cherished additions to the Foundation's esteemed art collection and contributing to the rich tapestry of cultural heritage.

In its third year, 2023, the Art Prize underwent significant evolution. It embraced artists from around the world, opening its doors to international creativity. Additionally, the Selection Committee introduced a groundbreaking change, awarding not one but three equal prizes to the most outstanding proposals.

Now, as we approach the 2024 Art Prize, the tradition continues, welcoming both Greek and international artists. The competition will select three proposals, and each will be honored equally for their originality, creativity, site-specificity, and their profound connection with the theme of "Care." This theme aligns with the Research Residency Programmes organized by the Foundation and the ongoing Care Ecologies project, which receives partial funding from Creative Europe.

The Art Prize's call extends to artists who create site-specific artworks that become integral parts of their designated environments, narrating internal journeys and serving as guiding landmarks within their exhibition spaces. Following the public presentation of the selected works in the summer of 2024, these creations will find their permanent residence in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, adding to the G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation's renowned art collection, which already boasts over 70 exquisite artworks by celebrated Greek and international artists.


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