In September 2023 the ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the 10th time in Kuopio, Finland.
The nominees for the 2023 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art are: Tiziano Cruz (Argentina), Autumn Knight (United States), Jota Mombaça (Brazil) and Joshua Serafin (Philippines/Belgium).
“While each of them comes from a unique artistic and geographical background, these artists are all exceptional change-makers in Live Art. They invite us to engage socio-political and ecological realities outside of Eurocentric systems and show us what it means to dream and practice alternative futures”, the shortlisting committee, Pelin Başaran, John Tain and Elisa Itkonen, writes about the shortlist.
This year the ANTI Festival Prize for Live Art will be awarded for the 10th time in its history. The Shortlist LIVE! programme presents the nominees’ performances live during the ANTI Festival taking place in Kuopio. An international jury considers the nominees’ work from the past few years and announces the winner of the award at the ANTI Prize Party on Saturday 16th September 2023. In honour of the 10th anniversary of the Prize, the first artist to win the award, Cassils (Canada/United States), has been invited as the chair of the jury.
10th Anniversary of the Live Art Prize
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is a unique award that marks, celebrates and supports extraordinary artists. On Saturday 16th September 2023 we will award the Prize for the 10th time in Kuopio.
An international jury considers the nominees’ work from the past few years and experiences their recent works in the Shortlist LIVE! programme together with other audiences.
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 presenting a commissioned new work at the following year’s ANTI Festival.
The Prize is supported by the Saastamoinen Foundation.