With "CityARTists", the NRW KULTURsekretariat is launching a new support programme in the field of the visual arts from 2020.
A total of ten selected artists in the fields of painting, sculpture, photography and installation up to the border areas of the performing arts will receive a prize in the form of a scholarship of 5,000 euros each.
The competition is aimed at professional artists who have enjoyed a certified education and/or have had a number of exhibitions in museums, art galleries or art galleries.
Applicants must be over 50 years of age and have their current place of residence in one of the member cities of the NRWKS. In addition, they must state the purpose of the grant applied for.
The period for the state-wide call for applications in all member cities began at the beginning of December 2019 and ends on 15.3.2020.
At the end of the call period, suitable artists will be selected by a locally composed jury (one artist per city).
The selected artists will then be proposed to a jury of the NRWKS, which will then recommend up to ten artists as prize winners by mid-July 2020.
The awards will be presented in October 2020 at an public event in one of the member cities.
The project was developed by the Programme Committee of the NRWKS member cities. Following the first cycle, a joint evaluation of the project's progress will take place, which will be included in the 2021 call for proposals.