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EMDASH Award and Residency 2013

19th August 2013 - 14th October 2013

Application process is now closed.

The EMDASH Award is a major opportunity for an emerging artist working outside the UK to realise a new work at Frieze London as part of the critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme.

Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze London.

Applications to the EMDASH Award can be submitted online only. The closing date is 16 January 2013. For more information regarding the EMDASH Award and Residency please click here.

The EMDASH Award includes:

• A three-month residency at Gasworks from July to October 2013 including accommodation, per diems and travel expenses
• Project production costs of up to £10,000
• An artist’s fee of £1,000

The Emdash Award winner in 2012 was Cécile B Evans, whose work This Is
Your Audio Guide
was launched at Frieze London 2012 to significant critical
acclaim. Find out more about her project here.

Overview of Gasworks International Residency Programme - please click here and scroll to 'Overview.' 
Please read this before applying.

Selection and eligibility

The EMDASH Award is open to artists of any age, living outside the UK, up to 5 years from graduating from undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age. Students in full or part time education at the time of application are not eligible for the award.

Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations; performance; film; video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze London.

The closing date for applications is 16 January 2013. The winner of the award will be announced in May 2013.

The selection will be based on the extent to which the proposed project is:

• Innovative in nature
• Realisable at Frieze Art Fair
• In step with the applicant’s ongoing practice.

Proposals should take into account the unique temporal, spatial and conceptual dynamics of Frieze Art Fair as a context to realize a piece of work.

Application procedure

All applicants must complete the online application form and include a proposal for the work they wish to produce at Frieze Art Fair 2013. All applicants must also submit a brief statement on their work and the relevant supporting visual material.

Supporting visual material

Applicants should include documentation of up to five previous works. If possible, please include one or two illustrations/sketches of the proposed work to give the panel a clearer impression of the project.

Please note, digital images must be uploaded to the online application form, only digital video work on DVD should be sent by post.

Digital images should be uploaded to the online application form. There is a section for images of previous works and a separate section for proposal images. Please make sure that images are saved as JPGs no larger than 960 pixels wide and 720 pixels high, at a resolution of 72 dpi. Each file size should not exceed 100Kb.

DVDs should be formatted for region 2 as PAL and sent to the address below. DVDs should clearly labelled with the name of the applicant and the number of works on each disk. Works more than 5 minutes long should be shortened for viewing. As DVDs cannot be returned please submit duplicate copies rather than original work.

DVDs submitted as supporting visual material should be sent to:

The EMDASH Award
Frieze Foundation
1 Montclare Street
London
E2 7EU
UK

The deadline for applications is 16 January 2013.

For more information on Gaswork's International Residency Programme please visit: www.gasworks.org.uk/residencieshttp://friezefoundation.org/emdash-award or write to: resassist@gasworks.org.uk

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