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The Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award

The Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award is an open submission prize for young, unrepresented UK ar

November 2011

Posted under: Art Prizes & Awards, Artist interviews

The Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award

The Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award: the 2011 shortlist.

Ellie Harrison, Bruce Ingram and duo Jen Lewandowski & Samuel Levack were three of the five shortlisted artists for the 2011 Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award. The annual prize was established in 2010 for unrepresented artists under the age of 35 living in the UK and the artists here talk about the submission process and the work they created for the exhibition. They also reflect on the part applications and awards play in an emerging artist's career, offer their philosophies about winning and explain why visibility is just as valuable. www.ellieharrison.com www.bruceingram.com http://levacklewandowski.com http://richardparry.info

 

The judging panel and the value of prizes.

 Francesca Gavin is the Visual Arts Editor for Dazed & Confused magazine and an author and curator. She helped to create the Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award in 2010 and was on the judging panel again in 2011 and 2012. Hear Francesca talk about why the award was created and what the judges are looking for. She also talks about the importance of prizes and why applying for them is an intelligent thing to do as an emerging artist.

 

The Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award: 2010 winner.

 Peter Ainsworth is a photo-based artist and in 2010 he was the winner of the inaugural Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award. Reflecting on life post-prize, Peter talks about what motivated him to apply and about the anthropomorphic plants that won him the award. He also talks about the importance of prizes as a means for profile building and how participating in the Converse/Dazed Award became a step towards international projects. He also offers some sensible advice about applications... www.peterainsworth.co.uk