This is a photo of the 2016 Luxembourg Art Prize, John Haverty. He is American, born in Boston in 1986 and lives in Massachusetts, USA. Haverty obtained a master’s degree in Fine Arts from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, in 2015 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts, in 2010. He works for an airline.
He received a grant of €25,000 from Galerie Hervé Lancelin to produce an individual exhibition, which will be staged at the gallery in 2017.
Summary: The Luxembourg Art Prize is an annual international competition aiming to discover talents, amateur or professional, regardless of age and nationality. The ambition of the Prize is to accelerate the careers of unknown artists by providing them with professional art gallery space, first as part of a group exhibition showcasing the finalists for the Prize and then as a solo exhibition for the winner.
Ten artists will be selected by 30 June at the latest by an artistic committee chaired by Hervé Lancelin. The finalists will exhibit their work as a group at Galerie Hervé Lancelin from 23 September to 4 November 2017.
The winner of the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize is selected by the final jury, and his or her name is announced on the opening evening of the finalists’ group exhibition.
Budget: The grand prize is 25,000 euros. All the artists’ expenses are paid by the gallery during the 2017 Luxembourg Art Prize exhibition (transport and insurance for the works of art, air and train tickets and full-board accommodation in a four-star hotel). This also applies to the expenses of one other person of their choice who can accompany them to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.
Deadline: 31 May 2017 at 23:59:59 (Luxembourg time).
How to apply: Artists have to create a Candidate Space on the Luxembourg Art Prize website and complete the entry form on-line.