ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art
The world's only International Prize for Live Art
The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art was awarded for the first time in Kuopio during ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival 2014, on 24th September. In December 2014, ANTI announced the continuation of the Prize. The future of the Prize is secured with the Saastamoinen Foundation, which generously supports it.
The world's only International Prize for Live Art is 30,000 euros, making it one of the richest cultural prizes in the arts. The winning artist receives a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new work to the ANTI Festival in the following year.
2018 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art Shortlist and Jury Chair, Jacques Rancière, as well as a new website announced! www.liveartprize.com
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the 5th time
in September 2018 in Kuopio, Finland.
This year, the international prize jury is chaired by one of the most significant and influential philosophers of our time, Jacques Rancière (France). Celebrated for his writing on equality, emancipation, education, aesthetics, art and knowledge, Rancière is a thrilling addition to the 2018 jury, which is completed by Eisa Jocson (Philippines) and Lois Keidan (United Kingdom). Keidan, sitting on the jury for a second year, is co-founder of the London Live Art Development Agency. Renowned Philippines-based artist Eisa Jocson works with choreography investigating the labour, and representations of the dancing body.
Four outstanding contemporary artists/collectives from across the globe are set to compete for the 2018 prize, they are: All The Queens Men (Australia), Nic Green (United Kingdom), Jeanne van Heeswijk (Netherlands) and Sonya Lindfors (Finland). The urgent contributions these celebrated artists make to cultural life share a fascination with the questions of our time, essaying ideas of inclusion, equality, community, diversity, feminism, power, blackness. Read more about the shortlisted artist below!
ANTI Festival’s Artistic Directors Johanna Tuukkanen and Gregg Whelan:
“We’re incredibly excited by the proposition that each of these remarkable artists offer - their agency, their force of will, their vision, their ambition and their brilliance is celebrated here, as is the promise of what’s next, of where their work will take us.”