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 2022
Three residencies (Jan. 2022) in: Text, Image and Sound 
Judges: Rachael Allen, Osei Bonsu, Will Eaves, Arlene Sierra

www.ivanjuritzprize.co.uk

We are pleased to announce a new partnership with the The Ivan Juritz Prize, offering 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 2022 and written up in the journal Textual Practice. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2022.

The 2022 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.

 

Eligible Entries

Texts

Any genre of text. Up to 2,000 words. If entering in a language other than English, please include a translation.

Visual Arts

Images. Up to a maximum of 8.

Films or excerpts of moving image work. Up to 15 minutes; if in a language other than English, please include subtitles. Films should be submitted as MP4 files or as a link to an online recording.

Proposals or documentation of installation or performance. Can include text (up to 2000 words), images (up to 8), sound recordings (up to 15 minutes) and film (up to 15 minutes). All of these can be submitted together.

Select portfolio. Can include text (up to 2000 words), images (up to 8), sound recordings (up to 15 minutes) and film (up to 15 minutes). All of these can be submitted together.

Sound recordings

Sound recordings. Up to 15 minutes long. Sound recordings should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.

Musical compositions. Up to 15 minutes for any number of instruments or for electronics; please submit a score and a recording, which can be an electronic recording and should be sent in MP3 format or as a link to an online recording.

Sound performance. Up to 15 minutes for any number of instruments or for electronics. Please submit a video in MP4 format, or a link to an online recording.

Organisers

The Ivan Juritz Prize is the product of a partnership between the Centre for Modern Culture at King’s College London and Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy. We offer the prize of £1,000 to winners in three categories (Text, Sound and Visual Arts), who are also invited to a joint two-week artist residency at Mahler & LeWitt Studios. All shortlisted works will be showcased at the London prize-giving at KCL and written up in the journal Textual Practice.

Centre for Modern Literature and Culture

Established in October 2013, the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture is a forum for academics, writers and artists to explore, interrogate, dismantle and reinvent the notion of the ‘modern’.  We fund and organise regular events aimed both at the academy and the wider public. The Centre is directed by Lara Feigel and Ben Schofield, aided by Jon Day, Patrick French, Jo Malt and Silvina Milstein.