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ART AWARDS & PRIZES:
3 REASONS TO APPLY CONSTANTLY

11th July 2022 | Image Curators Advisory
In today's market artists are looking for new and innovative ways to promote their work. Traditional forms of promotion, such as print advertising and gallery exhibitions, have never been more expensive - and in many cases impossible - for emerging artists to fund. This has led to the explosion of internet-based self-promotion platforms. Many artists are using these websites as a way to get their name out there, attract new collectors and make a name for themselves. One growing trend is that of art competitions and art awards.

Artists who are just starting out in the art world can benefit from applying for awards and prizes. The exposure that comes from winning an award can be invaluable, but your application can help build your portfolio even if you don't win.

Here are our top three reasons why you should always apply to art awards and competitions.
The Hair Craft Project by Sonya Clark, co-winner of the ArtPrize 2014 Juried Grand Prize.
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ART AWARDS AND PRIZES CREATE A NETWORK OF COLLECTORS
Art awards and prizes are a great way to create connections with collectors and patrons. By entering your work into a competition, you will be able to meet other artists, curators and collectors who share similar interests. This is a great opportunity to network with people who can help promote your work or purchase it for their collection.
2
THEY INTRODUCE YOU TO GALLERIES AND MUSEUMS
Galleries and museums love to host artists who have won awards and prizes because it gives them credibility, which in turn helps increase their sales numbers (and therefore their profits).

3
AWARDS HELP ARTISTS WHO ARE IN THE VERY EARLY STAGES OF THEIR CAREER
Participating in art competitions can help build your reputation as it will give you exposure to an audience that might not otherwise have seen your work. Art competitions can also give you exposure through print & digital media coverage, which are essential for future success.

Need help? You can count on us to receive guidance and feedback on Art Awards Applications to increase your chances of winning and boost your confidence.

Simply get in touch with us via email contact@imagecuratorsadvisory.com