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


Every year, ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is thrilled to present the four shortlisted artists for the 2020 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art and their performances in the Shortlist LIVE! Programme – a unique set of artists and artworks.

The nominees for the 2020 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live were: Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea), W A U H A U S (Finland), Ingri Fiksdal (Norway) and Brian Fuata (Australia).

The year 2020 ANTI Festival marked the 2nd edition of Shortlist LIVE! and the nominees’ performances were presented through a mix of live, digital and remote showings during the festival taking place in Kuopio, Finland between 27th October and 1st November 2020.

ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is an extraordinary award that marks, celebrates and supports extraordinary artists. On Saturday 31st October in Kuopio, we awarded the Prize for the 7th time, and Brian Fuata was announced as the winner of the Prize.

An international jury considered the nominees’ work from the past few years and experienced their recent works in the Shortlist LIVE! Programme together with other audiences. The 2020 Chair of Jury was Kira O'Reilly (IE/FI), and the other members were João Laia (PT/FI) and Fiona Winning (AU).