Conceived by Shohidul Ahad-Choudhury, the founder of the ArteVue App, the ArtePrize was a non-profit prize, that was designed to support young, emerging artists globally harnessing the power of technology. With a cash prize of US$15,000 and a highly coveted three month all-expenses paid artist residency with The Delfina Foundation in London, the prize was designed to specifically help young artists.
Specifically aimed at global artists aged 18 to 30 who are not yet represented by an established gallery, submissions were exclusively uploaded through the ArteVue App taking in 2-dimensional works on paper and canvas, photography and 3-dimensional sculpture valued up to US$25,000.
The ArtePrize encouraged international artists to consider what technology means for art, and what art means for technology. It called upon emerging creatives to submit a work that embodies their personal interpretation of the art world of the future, the ArtePrize asked entrants to consider the direction of our rapidly evolving art ecosystem.
Finalists were selected by the judging panel in December to feature in a stand-alone exhibition at The Delfina Foundation in January 2018, from which one overall winner was chosen on the opening night.
With very few restrictions, the Prize was designed with the same mindset as the ArteVue App - something to provide access and a platform for the artists that need it the most.