Jeune Vague Contemporary Art Award

The Jeune Vague award, established in 2017, announced the opening of applications for its international award in contemporary art. The award’s mission is to support authors working in contemporary art, identify creative achievements, and draw the public’s attention to these achievements. Applications are accepted on until 1 August 2023.

The following may nominate authors of projects and works:

  •       budgetary cultural institutions
  •       non-profit organizations specializing in contemporary art
  •       individuals

More information about the award is on the official website 

About the Jeune-Vague Award

The Jeune Vague award is one of the most important awards in contemporary art. The award was launched not as a one-time event but as an ongoing process. Creators are evaluated by the brightest researchers and specialists for their work’s excellence and artistic uniqueness. During the competition, artists get the opportunity to implement their ideas and receive mentor support from the professional community and other tools for development. The works of the finalists and winners of the prize are successfully exhibited in unique exhibition venues around the world. The award ceremonies traditionally attract attention to talented performances and lectures by famous art theorists.



Works using any technique, style, on any support, or made with the help of any instruments are accepted. There are no size restrictions.


Projects which the artist creates are inextricably linked with the natural landscape. Such artworks should not be external or introduced in relation to the landscape; the latter should be used as a form and means of creating a work. Various interpretations are accepted, including works created in an open and remote space away from populated areas, left to the action of natural forces. There are no size restrictions.


Any material and media can be used, including, but not limited to, sounds, light, videos, and mechanical or electrical movements. There are no size restrictions. Judges evaluate the uniqueness of the artistic expression and the justification of the material by the concept.


Individual and series of photographs made by any media are included in this category. Any mechanical intervention of the original and digital manipulations is allowed. There are no size restrictions.


Media art projects are based on the use of information (computer) technologies that result in artistic works in digital form. Pieces of art created using other media or scanned where the originals have been modified using computer programs may be accepted. Works can include both traditional arts and transferred to a new environment, digitally imitating the original material medium (for example, when a scanned or digital photograph is the basis). They can be created initially using a computer or fundamentally new artworks where the main concept of existence is a computer environment.


Works make up the actions of an artist or group of artists in a particular place and time. Any situation that includes four essential elements can be classified as a performance: time, place, the body of the artist, and the relationship between the artist and the viewer. It may be an existential or conceptual performance but is not limited to these examples.


Media art uses the possibilities of video technology to express the artistic concept. The work SHOULD NOT solely be a commercial product; the focus should be on display in art venues. Such features of mass video culture as a shocking video sequence, extreme editing, a conceptual plot, and special effects are not a priority and, along with other means, should serve only as a way to achieve an artistic goal.

inter{TEXT}ual art

These are works of contemporary art in which the key is the text itself. Pieces can be in the form of text, performance, or multimedia.

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