Art Prize 2023

Art Prize 2023

G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation

Ismene King & Ileana Arnaoutou, Tender shell geophilia (detail). Photo: Loukianos Arnaoutakis.

December 12, 2022
Art Prize 2023
Application deadline: January 10
G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation
Agios Nikolaos, Crete
Hours: Monday–Friday 5pm–9am

T +30 21 5500 7712

The G. & A. Mamidakis Foundation invites applications for the annual Art Prize.

The Foundation supports contemporary artists by offering them the opportunity to create a site specific artwork that will not only become part of its collection, but will join an important cultural heritage as well.

This year’s prize calls for visual artists working in the following fields: painting, sculpture, sound and sculptural installation, mixed media, printmaking, digital art, photographic print, ink print, video, installation, and drawing.

The prize calls for site-specific large-scale works created to be part of a specific, configured environment; works which narrate an internal path/route, and which can be reference points/landmarks within their exhibition space. Particular emphasis is also placed on the theme of Care/Eudaimonia, which was the theme of the new G. & A. Mamidakiss Foundation residency program (October 2022).

Applications are open to international artists. Three proposals in total will be selected, with each artist recieving 7,000 Euros, and an additional 7,000 Euros will be made available to each artist for the construction of the work. The selected works will remain on permanent display in Agios Nikolaos, Crete, and will become part of the Foundation’s art collection.

The Art Prize, now in its third year, aspires to support and promote the advancement of artistic creativity and excellence. It supports artists with the production of new works as well as the incorporation of these works in a permanent collection. The Foundation’s collection brings together artworks by important Greek and international artists, including Magdalena Abakanowicz, Lynda Benglis, Costas Varotsos, Maria Loizidou, Rena Papaspyrou, Angelos Skourtis, Kostas Ioannidis, Nikos Alexiou, George Lappas, Giorgos Gyparakis, Georgia Kotretsos, Theodoros Zafeiropoulos, Yorgos Rimenidis, Ileana Arnaoutou, and Ismene King.

Appplication deadline
Tuesday January 10, 2023, 11:59pm (GMT+2). Applications should be submitted using the designated form on our website. For more information or if you have any questions please contact us at admin [​at​] gnamamidakisfoundation.orgApply: Application guidlines and form can be found here.

About us
The George & Aristea Mamidakis Foundation was founded in 1993. Based in Athens and Crete, our vision is to be a source of inspiration for future generations and a point of reference for artists and art lovers. Our mission is to support and promote contemporary art and culture and to aid lifelong learning and the transmission of knowledge to future generations.

Discover the collection here.

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