This Board does not reflect the official opinion of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule.This Board does not reflect the official opinion of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule. This Board does not reflect the official opinion of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste–Städelschule. 


International Video Art Award 

Call for entries  
15th May - 27th June 2019

Making the City 

The LOOP DISCOVER AWARD, which this year celebrates its fifth edition, has been created with the aim to support and recognize the recent production of videos by international artists through a free open call to the artistic community. This LOOP Barcelona initiative is supported by Estrella Damm.

This year, LOOP DISCOVER AWARD invites to rethink from the artistic practice the new challenges that cities face nowadays: What place will cities have in global transformation processes? How should we transform them to achieve more egalitarian, accessible and sustainable cities? What role will citizens have in these transformation processes? In short, what kind of cities do we want?

An international jury made up of acclaimed professionals in the contemporary art sector will single out 10 finalists, among whom will be the winner of the prize, worth €5,000. The awarded work will furthermore be considered to be included in the LOOP Collection, currently on loan to the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA).

All the submitted works will undergo three selection stages conducted by expert members of the arts sector who will evaluate the works according to their relevance to the proposed theme, their artistic quality, the novelty of their approach and the artist’s career.

The exhibition featuring the finalist projects, included in the program of LOOP Barcelona, will be shown at the former Estrella Damm Beer Factory, as well as other itinernacies.

With the aim of fostering a space for the promotion of video art works, the LOOP DISCOVER AWARD has also created an online video channel, in which 30 selected works from the second stage of the competition will be available for viewing and voting. The most voted video will be part of the final exhibition along with the other 10 finalists, and included in
 other possible screenings.

Open call terms and conditions 


LOOP Discover International Video Art Award 2019 :: LOOP Discover Manager
Gisela Chillida  / / Phone: +34 666 99 47 10

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