S1 T2 A3 R4 T5 P6 O7 I8 N9 T10 – Prize for emerging artists
During its twelve years of existence, StartPoint has evolved from a national exhibition of graduation projects to an extensive European prize that follows emerging artistic talents. This year, four curators with other cooperators explored 24 art schools from 11 European countries in order to select the most interesting graduation projects, which then pass through further rounds of selection until the final exhibition, which features the most distinctive artists. All candidates from all schools can be seen on the project’s website. This year, the exhibition of StartPoint finalists will time take place for the third in Prague in the beautiful space of DOX Center for contemporary art. On the day of the opening of the exhibition, the international jury awards the main prize and several honorary mentions. The Award of the Czech Centres for local artists consists of a stay at one of the Czech Centres abroad.
However, StartPoint is also and foremost about encounters between artists and experts across countries, traditions and genres that can bring both them and the audience new opportunities for comparison.
STARTPOINT is supported by the Culture Programme of the European Union.