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The Visual Ibero-American Arts Prize, 2017 Edition

The Embassies of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal, in collaboration with Itaú Unibanco and supported by People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London), are delighted to launch the 2017 edition of the VIA Arts Prize.

In an unparalleled exchange between the UK and Latin cultures, this dedicated visual arts competition invites all UK-based artists to enter into a creative dialogue with Ibero-American art and artists. Following the pre-selection process conducted by the curatorial committee, up to 30 artworks will then go on display for three weeks at the Embassy of Brazil. A special jury will judge the final selection.

Please find full information at the contest website. Submissions for the competition, which may include paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography and prints, are now invited from artists living and working in the UK. Participants must be aged 16 or over.

We encourage you to participate in this contest and there are several ways in which you can get involved:
- Applying if you have an artistic vein;
- Sharing this opportunity;
- Attending the finalists’ exhibition in November to vote for your favourite.

The prizes are: 1st Prize £5,000 and a solo exhibition at the Embassy of Brazil; 2nd Prize £2,000. The exhibition will be at the Embassy of Brazil in London from the 3rd – 23rd November 2017.

For further information please contact:
Andrzej Stuart-Thompson (English)
Ana Elizabeth González (Spanish)
Marcio Junji Sono (Portuguese)
Tel. +44 (0)20 7747 4576
OR +44 (0)20 7747 4567

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