Residencies for humanities and arts post-graduate students currently studying at European institutions, in partnership with King’s College London
Deadline for submissions: 31 March 2023
Three residencies (Jan. 2023) in: Text, Image and Sound
Our partnership with The Ivan Juritz Prize offers a two-week workshop residency to three postgraduate students form European institutions. The call is for students, either from traditional academic disciplines or from the arts, to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. Established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’, entrants to The Ivan Juritz Prize are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The prize is a partnership between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy. Winners in three categories (Text, Sound and Visual Arts) will each receive a £1000 as well as travel to Spoleto, Italy, studio space and accommodation. They will be invited to a joint two-week artist residency at Mahler & LeWitt Studios, which offers a unique environment for developing new ideas and artistic collaborations. All shortlisted works will also be showcased at the prize-giving ceremony in London in June 2023 and written up in the journal Textual Practice. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2023.
The 2023 prize is judged by Rachael Allen, Osei Bonsu, Will Eaves, and Arlene Sierra.
Rachael Allen is the author of Kingdomland (Faber) and co-author of numerous artists’ books, including Nights of Poor Sleep (Prototype), Almost One, Say Again! (Slimvolume) and Green at an Angle (Kestle Barton). She was recently Anthony Burgess Fellow at the University of Manchester, and is the poetry editor for Granta.
Osei Bonsu is a British-Ghanaian curator and writer based in London and Paris. He is currently a curator of International Art at Tate Modern, where he is responsible for organising exhibitions, developing the museum’s collection and broadening the representation of artists from Africa and the African diaspora.
Will Eaves is the author of two poetry collections and five novels, including Murmur (CB Editions / Canongate 2019). His work has appeared in the Guardian, New Yorker, and Yale Review, and has been shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award and Encore Award. Murmur, winner of the Wellcome Book Prize and Republic of Consciousness … Continued
Arlene Sierra is a London-based American composer whose music takes its impetus from rich sources including military strategy, game theory, Darwinian evolution, and the natural world. A Takemitsu Prize-winner and Latin GRAMMY nominee, Sierra has received commissions from BBC Radio 3 and the BBC Philharmonic, the New York Philharmonic, Seattle Symphony, … Continued
All entries must be accompanied by a 150-word artist’s statement, in which you should analyse the role of experiment in your work and, if appropriate, relate your work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.
Who is eligible to enter for the Ivan Juritz Prize?
Entrants must be postgraduate students currently enrolled on a course or programme of study in a European country.
We welcome applications both from those enrolled in traditional academic postgraduate degrees or creative postgraduate courses.
Undergraduates are not eligible to enter.
Those who have already completed their postgraduate courses are not eligible to enter.
Can I submit a collaborative entry?
Yes, you can submit a collaborative entry. However, all members of the collaboration must be currently enrolled postgraduate students.
Please note, the prize money awarded is per winning entry, not per entrant, so if you win the prize with a collaborative work, the prize money would be split between all members of the collaboration.
Can I submit my work in multiple categories?
Yes. If, for example, you want to submit a performance that combines sound and visual arts, or a text that includes images, you can put the same entry forward for consideration in multiple categories.
Can I submit multiple entries?
Entrants are limited to one entry, per prize category, per year.
This means you can submit two or three entries, but only if they are in different categories (Text, Sound, Visual Arts). You cannot apply for the same prize category twice.
Can I submit work that has already been published?
The prize is intended for artists who have yet to establish themselves, but work that has already been published or performed can be submitted.
What kind of work can I submit?
Please see details of ‘eligible entries’ below.
How do I enter?
Please download and fill out this entry form.
On the form, include your 150-word accompanying artist’s statement, analysing the role of experiment in your work.
Please send the form and your entry to [email protected], with the subject line “Entry for Ivan Juritz Prize 2022”.
The deadline for entries to the 2022 competition is 31 March 2022.
Still have questions?
You can email [email protected] with any queries about the prize and entry.