Open Call // Curatorial Competition Berlin-Budapest

Berlin-Art-Link_Discover_OpenCallArt Market Budapest. Millenaris Building. Courtesy to Art Market Budapest

Amadeus Art Foundation, sponsored by the Swiss Bank Vontobel AG, has been invited to create a permanent, art supporting independent program. In 2014, the Amadeus Art Foundation launches the Vontobel-Amadeus Arts Prize.

The Vontobel-Amadeus Art Prize aims to promote contemporary Hungarian art, to expand its international relations and to support important fields of art. The first year of the program begins by linking artists and curators who move between Berlin and Budapest. The concept was made in cooperation with professional partners the Young Curators Program and the cARTc Non-profit Cultural Association.

Berlin is the guest city of this year’s Art Market Budapest contemporary art fair, providing an opportunity to organize the winning exhibition related to the year’s artistic concept and to award the Prize.

The program is seeking exhibition proposals from Hungarian or German curators / curator groups. Those entries have an advantage where Hungarian and German artists together provide a curatorial exhibition concept.

Applications are open to all Hungarian and German curators and art professionals under the age of 40. At the end of the application period a winner concept is selected, which will be implemented at the time (9-12 October 2014) and venue (Millennium) of the Art Market Budapest contemporary art fair on a 20 m2 stand. The winners will receive their prize at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.

In the application materials the emphasis should be on the concept of the exhibition, its theoretical and practical approaches, the implementation of the exhibition and problem solving involved in the planning process (time – project planning, thinking in terms of an exhibition space, presentation of the work processes).

The concept can be an individual or a group exhibition. When elaborating the exhibition projects feasibility aspects (installation options, transportability etc.) must be taken into account. To apply please visit or and fill the application form.

Deadline of the application is September 1, 2014.

Results will be announced by September 8th.

Formal requirements:
Valid applications are submitted by filling out the application form on or and by sending the necessary documents attached to an e-mail. The application materials can be submitted in Hungarian or in English. The application materials should be in PDF format (compiled into one PDF document) and must include:

1. CV
2. concept (up to 3500 characters)
3. photos of the works of art
4. detailed budget
5. timing of the implementation

Applications can be submitted electronically to the following address:

Prize: € 1000
The winner applicant’s costs related to the realisation of the exhibition (transportation of the artworks, installation and accommodation) will be covered separately.

Additional Information

Vontobel-Amadeus Arts Prize
Art Market Budapest: Oct. 09 – 12, 2014
Millenaris Park, Budapest (click here for map)


Blog entry by Alison Hugill in Berlin; Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014.

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