Registration Opens June 20, 2018
Prize: 50,000 Euros
RULES OF ENTRY
The LOEWE FOUNDATION, a Spanish company based in Goya 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain, with registered ID Number (CIF): G-78772266 is launching, in collaboration with LOEWE S.A, a Spanish company based in Goya 4, 28001 Madrid, Spain, with registered ID Number (CIF): A-28003861, an open call for the second LOEWE Craft Prize 2018, hereafter referred to as ´Craft Prize´.
The aim of this Prize is to disseminate and raise awareness of the work of talented craftspeople, sharing their greatest achievements. The LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to ecognise outstanding works that show artistic vision and innovation, and which reflect the personal language and distinct hand of their maker. The LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to support artistic craft and acknowledge leading artisans from around the world at the forefront of their fields. The winning work should reinterpret tradition to make it relevant now and demonstrate the continuing valuable contribution to the culture of our time.
The Prize for the winning piece of work is fifty thousand euros (50,000 euros). The winning entry can be made up of either one single piece of work or one series of works. Prizes will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Spanish personal income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas, IRPF) in accordance with current legislation in Spain.
Conditions of Entry
All participants must be professional artisans of 18 years or older at the time of the submission of entries. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). Businesses and mercantile companies of any kind are excluded. All nationalities are welcome.
Each participant can present either one single piece of work or one series of works, understood as a number of objects considered as a single artistic creation (henceforth, ´the Work´). This should fall within an area of the applied arts and, as a guide, within the following categories: ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, wood, paper, etc.
Materials and products outside the categories listed are not excluded; they may be accepted by the Experts Panel if they comply with the aim and requirements of the competition.
Dangerous, prohibited, dead or alive materials are excluded.
Each maker may participate with only one Work or one series as an individual or as a group in each call. Works presented in previous calls of this competition will not be admitted.