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VIA Arts Prize – Call for Entries 2018

6 Jun 2018 - 22 Oct 2018


Sala Brasil



Artists are invited to enter into a “Dialogue” with Ibero-American arts and culture for this year’s VIA Arts Prize 2018. The call for entries is now open and closes on Monday 22 October 2018.

The VIA Arts Prize, held annually at the Embassy of Brazil to the UK, in partnership with ACALASP (the Association of Cultural Attachés of Latin America, Spain and Portugal), People’s Palace Projects from Queen Mary University of London, and sponsored by Itaú, is pleased to now open the call for entries for this year’s prize.

Following on from the success of last year’s edition, the theme this year remains “Dialogues”, a theme that remains topical and that embodies the continuity of this London arts prize while promoting a process of intercultural exchange through an engagement with Ibero-American art and cultures.

The Prize is open to all UK based artists who submit original visual artworks that are in keeping with the theme and inspired by Ibero-American artistic cultures, including visual arts, literature, music, dance, performance and film.

All artworks submitted must also fall into one of the following categories:

Mixed Media/ assemblage;
Digital print (non-photographic);
Textiles and tapestry.

The top 30 works will be carefully selected by a curatorial committee and will be exhibited at The Embassy of Brazil for seven weeks. Two winning entries will be chosen from this top 30 by a high profile jury. Thanks to sponsor Itaú the winner will receive £5,000 and the runner-up £2,000.  At the end of the seven-week exhibition, a People’s Choice prize will be awarded to the artist whose work has received the greatest number of votes from the visiting public.

Focused on deepening cultural awareness and improving communications between Ibero-American cultures and other cultures, within the UK and globally, the winning work will be displayed as part of the Embassy of Brazil’s permanent collection. The second prize work will be given to Itaú to be held as part of their international collection.

To find out more, visit https://www.viaartsprize.org

With the support of the Office for Cultural and Scientific Affairs, Embassy of Spain.


6 Jun 2018
22 Oct 2018
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Sala Brasil
Embassy of Brazil 14-16 Cockspur Street
London, SW1Y 5B United Kingdom
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