The Boynes Emerging Artist Award, an international artist-run art competition, is excited to announce its new partnership for the 7th Edition with Rural Residency for Contemporary Art (RUC), an art residency based in the Valcamonica Valley in the Italian Alps. This partnership will provide the 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place winners of this edition with the opportunity to participate in a month-long fully-funded artist residency where they will be able to reconnect with nature and their art, explore the mountains, history, culture, and nature of Valcamonica while enjoying the idyllic beauty and quiet of the mountains at villa RUC. As Italy’s first UNESCO world heritage site for its prehistoric rock engravings, the valley and surrounding mountains are rich with beauty and history. The RUC Artist Residency Program will host, at the same time and together, the first (1st), second (2nd) and third (3rd) place winners in the 7th Edition of the Boynes Emerging Artist Award for a one (1) month residency from the 1st August 2023 to the 31st August, 2023.

Features and benefits of the 7th Edition partnership:

International exhibition prioritization: Winners will be prioritized to submit a proposal for an exhibition at the U.S based Future Tense Gallery.
Group exhibition in the final week of the residency locally
Workshops and courses led by international artists such as Giorgio Cossu and Kelly Medford
Accommodation at RUC art residency for the time period of the residency
studio space
residency assistance
optional cultural activities, connection and networking with local and international artists
publication of the artists website on the RUC Artist Residency website.

The 3 winners will also receive Published Interview with Founder Chantal Boynes, Social Media Marketing, Digital Marketing, Winner Certificate and a Permanent Place on the Boynes Emerging Artist Award Official Website.
Emerging visual artists of any nationality, age, religion, and sex are welcome to submit via the Boynes Emerging Artist Award’s website. All 2D & 3D artwork with any subject matter is accepted. Artwork must have been completed in the last five (5) years and must be the submitting artist’s own original work.
Submission & Announcement Timelines

Submissions will be open from August 1, 2022 and will be accepted until October 30, 2022. See below for more details.

Early Bird Submissions: August 1, 2022 – August 30, 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC-4
Regular Submissions: August 31, 2022 – October, 30 2022 at 11:59 PM UTC-4
Finalists will be announced on November 21, 2022
Winners will be announced on December 2, 2022

Entry Fees (Prices in USD)

Early Bird Fee: $35 for 3 images & $7 for each additional image, MAX 10 images total
Standard Entry Fee: $45 for 3 images & $10 for each additional image, MAX 10 images total

For more information on the 7th Edition rules, FAQs, prizes, and partner,

About Boynes Emerging Artist Award

Founded in 2019 by Chantal Boynes, The Boynes Emerging Artist Award was created to support, nurture and connect emerging visual artists worldwide and works to enhance the profile of undiscovered talent by offering career changing opportunities. Open calls are run bi-annually.

01 Aug - 30 Oct 2022, All Day

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