The Alpine Fellowship, a non-profit venture established for the purposes of promoting culture and the arts, now accepting applications for its Art Prize 2019 for the best visual arts response to "Identity" – the theme of the 2019 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium. Every year writing, visual arts, and theatre prizes are awarded to the best works concerning the years’ theme.
The Alpine Fellowship is a group of writers, thinkers and artists who are passionate about learning and communicating with a view to better understanding themselves and others.
We value a capacity for openness - being engaged in critically reflecting on firmly held beliefs; the courage to be vulnerable - speaking from a place of lived experience; the drive for curiosity - being truly able to receive and listen to others.
We think it important to support young people today who may have become somewhat disillusioned by the reality of modern day education. We care about discovering what an alternative model of education might look like. Hence the spirit of the enterprise is necessarily open ended, and we welcome and seek the support, contribution and presence of anyone who relates to what we care about.
The theme of the 2019 Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium is "Identity".
...The history of our species involves progressive attempts to articulate responses to the phenomenon of identity. In the social and political sphere, identity can either play out on the level of the individual or of the collective. On the level of the individual, the question concerning identity asks whether there is such a thing as the essence of a person. What is it that makes me the particular and unique individual that I am? To what extent am I a product of my time, and is there something about personhood that endures while the world around me remains in flux?
On the level of groups, identity is what distinguishes one group from another, and we might ask questions such as what makes a nation a nation, or a family, or a club. We anticipate considering the role of our geography, of our values, religion, ethnicity, or ideology in the shaping of group identities. In an age of digital interconnectedness people belong to tribes that extend far beyond geographical boundaries.
There is a three different categories:
• Visual Arts
All genres is permitted. A maximum of 2500 words per entry. Limited to 1 entry per person. Text must not have been published, self-published or accepted for publication in print or online, or have won or been placed in another competition at any time.
Submissions will be reviewed by head judge John Burnside, as well as Katherine Rundell and Gillian Clarke. A longlist of 100 entries will be released on May 15th, followed by a
All visual media permitted including, but not limited to, painting, sculpture, digital, and installation. Limited to 1 entry per person. Entries should include appropriate images or video and details of the work.
Shortlisted entries will be notified by email.
Aimed at encouraging theatre writers at the start of their careers to explore and challenge philosophical ideas using the dramatic form. A dialogue sample of at least 10 pages (a previous play is fine) and a brief proposal of the writer’s intended treatment of the year’s theme of "Identity" (2 pages max, a single paragraph is fine).
The Winner will be expected to deliver a completed script by May 31st, allowing for casting and rehearsals prior to the reading in Sweden. Shortlisted entries will be notified by email. Young playwright Jessica Swale will judge the submissions and direct the winning entry’s reading.
The winner and 2 runners up are invited to attend the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden.
There is no entry fee to participate!
It's free to enter!
The Alpine Fellowship 2019 Visual Arts Prize is open to all visual artists aged 18 and above. The competition is open to all nationalities.
The following prizes will be awarded:
Winner receives £10,000 cash prize and is presented with the award by the poet John Burnside. £3000 go to the 2nd place, £2000 to the 3rd place.
Winner receives £2000 and a further £1000 towards shipping and installing the winning piece.
Theatre The prize will be £3000 plus a rehearsed reading at the Fellowship’s annual Symposium.
Furthermore, the winner and 2 runners up are invited to attend the Alpine Fellowship Annual Symposium in Fjällnäs, Sweden.
For all further informations about the Alpine Fellowship 2019 Visual Arts Prize visit the following official website here.