Calling all UK artists: 1st Embassy of Brazil Visual Arts Awards 2015

The Embassy of Brazil, in partnership with Itaú BBA and People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) announce the launch of its 1st Visual Arts Awards, open to all UK artists.

The Award is focused on the cities of London and Rio de Janeiro, the 2012 and 2016 Olympic Games hosts, and the thematic links and connections between the two. Different formats of creative works will be accepted, from paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramic and prints.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 17 April 2015. A pre-selection of works chosen by a jury will go on display between 4 – 22 May 2015 at the Embassy giving the general public the chance to view the works and vote for their favourite piece. Cash prizes, generously provided by Itaú BBA, will be awarded to the three finalists who will be announced on 22 May. The prize for 1st place is £3,000, and £1,000 for both 2nd and 3rd place.

For further details on how to apply please visit this site, or email culturalbrazil.uk@gmail.com