Live Art Prize

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.


The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art website is www.liveartprize.com


We are proud to present the four shortlisted artists for the 2021 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art and their performances in the Shortlist LIVE! Programme.

The nominees for the 2021 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live are: Alex Baczynski-Jenkins (Poland/UK), keyon gaskin (United States), Florentina Holzinger (Austria) and Narcissister (United States).

We are excited to present the 3rd edition of the Shortlist LIVE! Programme: the nominees’ performances will be experienced live during the ANTI Festival taking place in Kuopio, Finland between 14th and 19th September 2021.

ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is an extraordinary award that marks, celebrates and supports extraordinary artists. On Saturday 18th September we will award the Prize for the 8th time in Kuopio.

An international jury is charged with responding to the last three year’s of an artist’s output. A focus on recent work allows the prize and its annual shortlist to encounter artists at work, in real time, with material and imperatives that speak emphatically to the contemporary moment.  In 2021, Curator and Counsellor of Culture Maria Lind (Sweden) will work as the Chair of Jury, and the other members of the jury are Professor Jennie Klein (United States), and Artist, Researcher Pilvi Porkola (Finland).