Future Generation Art Prize in Kiev, Ukraine

Deadline: 12 April 2014
Open to: artists up to 35 years of age
Prize: $100,000


The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.

The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

To encourage the artists from all over the world to apply, starting from 2014 the Future Generation Art Prize will accept applications in ten different languages: Spanish, English, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and Ukrainian. Twenty shortlisted artists will be announced in June 2014 and will receive an exhibition at the PinchukArtCentre in Kiev, Ukraine from October 2014 to January 2015. The winner will be announced in December 2014.

From its launch the Future Generation Art Prize and its idea to develop a network of young artists worldwide has been supported by its Patron Artists including Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, Andreas Gursky and Takashi Murakami.


All artists up to 35 may apply with their work without any restrictions concerning gender, nationality, race or artistic medium. All artists apart from former Prize winners are eligible to apply multiple times, as long as they continue to fulfill the entry conditions.


The Main Prize will be awarded to one artist who will receive the amount of US$ 100,000 from the international jury in the context of an exhibition. The Prize will be split in US$ 60,000 in cash and US$ 40,000 for the investment of new work production.

Within the framework of selecting the Prize winner, the jury will have the opportunity to additionally award the Special Prize to support young talents. The Special Prize will not be bound to a financial award but rather serve above all to support the further development of the artist in form of residences in different art contexts.

To implement such programs the art center allocates $ 20,000. In some cases, the amount can be increased by the decision of the organizers. Special Prize can be awarded up to 5 artists upon the decision of the jury.


The artists apply through an open call via Internet. The online application form will be available to all on the Prize website till 12 April 2012.

Additionally, 300 correspondent art experts from all over the world will nominate a minimum of two and a maximum of five candidates. The experts are curators, artists, critics and tutors at art colleges and academies. All artists apart from former Prize winners are eligible to apply multiple times, as long as they continue to fulfill the entry conditions.

A Selection Committee will review the applications and select up to twenty artists for the exhibition. The Selection Committee has the right to exclude applications which do not comply with the rules. The Selection Committee consists of experts on contemporary art. The members of the Selection Сommittee are put forward by the Jury. Each Jury member suggests one Committee member.

For further information, please visit the official website.

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