The Embassy of Brazil, in partnership with Itaú BBA and People’s Palace Projects (Queen Mary University of London) announces new Visual Arts Awards

The inaugural Visual Arts Awards opens the call for artwork entries from all level UK-based artists aiming to celebrate the cities of London and Rio de Janeiro, the 2012 and 2016 hosts of the Olympic Games. All artworks must have a thematic link with both cities and should explore some kind of connection between them.

A pre-selection of works, chosen by a jury, will then go on display between 4 – 22 May 2015 at the Embassy, giving the general public the chance to view those works and vote for their favourite. The three artists who receive the most votes – to be announced on 22 May – will receive cash prizes generously provided by Itaú BBA. Those prizes will be: £3,000 for the first-placed artist and £1,000 each for the other two.

This initiative is dedicated to support UK-based artists in the production of cross-cultural artworks, giving them the freedom to develop their creative ideas, based on a theme, associated with consistent excellence, talent and quality work. It will provide the artists with an opportunity to exhibit their work at a highly visible space in the heart of London.

Different formats of creative works will be accepted, from paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, ceramic and prints.

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 17 April 2015.

Further details on how to apply in this link or email [email protected]

Please click here to access the guidelines