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This year the 15th Young Painter's Prize will be held

 

 

This year – for the fifteenth time already – the Young Painter Prize (YPP) competition invites the young artists from around the Baltic States to showcase their work. This year, as last year, as an exception, young Ukrainian artists who currently reside in Lithuania, Latvia or Estonia can apply for the competition.

Young artists from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine (residing in Baltic countries) are invited to apply to the competition until September 1. The winner of the YPP competition will be announced on November 10, 2023, during the opening of the exhibition of the finalists' artworks in the Museum of Applied Arts and Design, Vilnius.

 

THE PRIZE:

 

 
  • - 5000 EUR
  • - two months' residence in Norway, Nordic Artists centre Dale along with the 11,000 NOK monthly stipend
  • - one solo exhibition in Vilnius, Pamėnkalnio galerija
  • - direct way to the Lithuanian National Art Collection, Painting Department Found of Lithuanian National Museum of Art 

 
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This year, the awards evening will be accompanied by two additional prizes:
 
  • The special prize / the Prize for Youth Empowerment: The special prize winner’s artwork will be purchased by Luminor Bank and sold in an auction. Luminor Bank offers their special prize as part of the continuing initiative "The Art of Growing Value" aimed at supporting up-and-coming artists. The programme aims to fund "Jaunimo linija", the first Lithuanian psychological help line for youth run by volunteers online and via phone.
  • The Special Mention: 'The Rooster Gallery Open' Prize - SOLO show in The Rooster Gallery. 
 
 
 
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Awards evening / November 10th, 2023 / 19h00:
The winner of the 15th YPP competition will be announced during the opening of the exhibition of the Young Painter Prize finalists' in the Museum of Applied Arts and Design / 3A Arsenalo st, 01143 Vilnius, Lithuania.
 
 
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The Patrons of the Young Painter Prize:
Mindaugas Raila, Nicolas Ortiz family, Bajorunas/Sarnoff Foundation and Luminor Bank
The main Sponsors:
Lietuvos kultūros Taryba and Vilniaus miesto savivaldybė
Friends of the Young Painter Prize:
Nordic Artists centre Dale, Pamėnkalnio Gallery, The Rooster Gallery and Hotel Pacai.

 

 

The Jury of XV Young Painter Prize: 

  1. Laurent le Bon - Art historian, President of Centre Pompidou, France.
  2. Arild H Eriksen - Art historian, Director of NKD – Nordic Artists centre Dale, Norway.
  3. Monika Furmana - Artist, Lithuania.
  4. Arūnas Gelūnas - Artist, Philosopher, Director of the Lithuanian National Museum of Art, Lithuania.
  5. Liisa Kaljula - Head of the Painting Collection, Eesti Kunstimuuseumi, Estonia.
  6. Maris Vitols - Contemporary art Collector and Curator, Latvia.
  7. Vita Zaman - Artist and Poet, Lithuania.

 

  

The YPP entry requirements:

 

All current art students, graduates and postgraduates are welcome to take part in the competition. At the time of submission, the applicants should be 30 or younger.

The competition is open exclusively to the applicants from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine (residing in Baltic countries).

The applicants should only submit paintings created during the period of 2022-2023. Each applicant should pick one painting at their own discretion.

Applications should be submitted to jtp.ypp@gmail.com by September 1, 2023. The applications should include:

- Artwork photos of high quality (one photo of the artwork submitted for the competition, along with the photos of 4 accompanying artworks). It is essential that the submitions have the following information: the title of the artwork (in English), size, artistic technique, and the completion date. The applicants should also clearly indicate top of the painting. The photos should come in .jpg, .jpeg, .tiff, or .tif formats.

- The application form which can be found online: (HERE)

- Creative biography (in English).

- The detailed description of the main artwork submitted for the competition (up to 1 page, in English).

- By submitting their application, the artist agrees that, in the case of their becoming the winner of  the main YPP prize, their artwork will become the property of the YPP organisers.

- The artist applicant shall grant the YPP organisers the right to reproduce their artwork for the purposes of promotion and publicity, and shall not ask for any copyright fees.

- The previous YPP winners cannot participate in the competition.

 

 

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