Deadline proposals / applications is now closed

The deadline for proposals or applications is now closed. Visual artists who meet the set conditions could be proposed as candidate for the prize by third parties or by themselves. In addition a group of scouts from a wide range of backgrounds was invited to submit a maximum of two candidates.

Recommendations could be done until the 20th of February by sending in a written motivation (in English) and the following data: birth date, contact details and place of residency and work. De deadline is closed now.
The Mondriaan Fund will subsequently check if the artists meet the conditions and if applicable ask to submit a CV, artist statement, work plan and documentation. This will be done shortly after the 20th of February.

An international jury will shortlist four nominees from the proposed artists. These shortlisted artists will receive a work budget and an assignment to produce new work that will be shown in a group exhibition. Based upon the work, a new jury round will follow at the end of 2017, after which the winner of the Prix de Rome will be announced.

Conditions
The proposed artist has to meet the following conditions:
– not older than forty at the time the winner of the prize is announced (december 2017)
– not attending an art academy or post-graduate degree programme (with the exception of post-academic education)
– must have been working as a professional artist for at least one year
– if not a Dutch national, the nominee must be substantively active and integrated in the Netherlands’ professional visual arts field.
In the case of a creative partnership, at least half of the members needs to satisfy all of the above requirements.

Jury
Ferran Barenblit (director MACBA, Barcelona) / Mariette Dölle (director Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen) / Folkert de Jong (visual artist) / Petra Noordkamp (visual artist) / Francesco Stocchi (curator Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam) / chairman: Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fonds).