2023 Absa L Atelier art competition for visual artists across Africa
The 2023 Absa L’Atelier art competition for visual artists across Africa is currently accepting applications. This prestigious competition, running for an impressive 37 years, holds a prominent place as a leading Pan-African art competition. Hosted annually by Absa in collaboration with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), the Absa L’Atelier aims to provide winning artists with the essential tools and skills to flourish in an ever-evolving artistic landscape.
By participating in this competition, artists have the opportunity to showcase their talent and connect with a wider audience. The Absa L’Atelier recognizes the importance of supporting artists in their journey, equipping them with the necessary resources and guidance to navigate the dynamic world of art. Winning the Absa L’Atelier can be transformative for artists, offering them a platform to grow and develop as professionals. With a focus on nurturing artists and helping them thrive, this competition plays a vital role in empowering artists to adapt to the ever-changing artistic landscape.
The Absa L’Atelier provides a wonderful opportunity for emerging visual artists from Africa to showcase their talents. It serves as a platform for them to delve into various themes and contemporary issues while bringing their artistic visions to life. Looking at past winners who have become ambassadors, it’s evident that winning the Absa L’Atelier has propelled their careers and allowed them to expand their artistic skills on an international level. This competition opens doors for artists, empowering them to reach new heights and make their mark in the art world.
Requirements and eligibility criteria for the 2023 Absa L’ Atelier art competition for visual artists across Africa:
- Artists must be aged 21 to 40
- Applicants must be a citizen, permanent residents, and residing in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia, and are eligible to enter the competition.
- The Absa L’Atelier art competition is open to a wide range of visual art mediums, including painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, mixed media, video, installation, and digital art. Participants are usually encouraged to explore their creativity and express their ideas through their chosen medium.
- Each edition of the competition usually has a specific theme or focus. Artists are required to create artworks that align with the given theme or address a particular concept. The theme for the 2023 edition will be announced by the competition organizers closer to the competition’s opening date.
Application Procedure for 2023 Absa L’ Atelier art competition for visual artists across Africa (How to apply);
Interested applicant who wants to apply for the 2023 Absa L’ Atelier art competition for visual artists across Africa, must submit high-quality images or documentation of their artwork along with a completed application form. The specific format and submission guidelines, including image size and resolution, will be provided in the official competition guidelines. Late submissions are generally not accepted.
Application Deadline: 31 May 2023 at 16:00 (CAT).
For more information visit the official website