Ivan Juritz Prize for Creative Work that References the Modernist Era – Entries Open for 2023

This prize celebrates the modernist era by rewarding innovative art, music and literature created by postgraduate students throughout Europe.

Established in 2014, the Ivan Juritz Prize aims to celebrate the creativity of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. The prize is a collaboration between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Mahler & LeWitt Studios, Italy.

The prize is offered to postgraduate students throughout Europe for texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance.

Entrants are encouraged to play with form that enables people to think, feel and question. The three prize categories are text, sound and visual arts. Entrants are limited to one entry per prize category per year.

The prize is intended for artists who have yet to establish themselves, but work that has already been published or performed can be submitted. Candidates should analyse the role of experiment in their work and, if appropriate, relate the work, whether sympathetically or antagonistically, to the creative experimentation of the modernist era.

Entry is open to postgraduate students from any European country either from traditional academic disciplines or creative courses. Students must currently be enrolled on a course or programme of study. Collaborative entries will be accepted, however, all members of the collaboration must be currently enrolled postgraduate students.

Winners in the three categories (text, sound and visual arts) each receive £1,000. The winners will also be invited to a joint two-week artist residency at Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy. All shortlisted works will be showcased at the prize-giving ceremony at King’s College London and are written up in the Textual Practice journal.

Entries must be submitted by the deadline of 31 March 2023.

(This report was the subject of a RESEARCHconnect Newsflash.)