Barclays L’Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this.
Building on the platform created in 2015, the competition is continuing to expand across Africa, opening in a number of countries, where Barclays has a presence. Artists who are permanent residents of and residing in either South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Egypt, Mauritius or Seychelles are invited to enter.
The Barclays L’Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with our partner, the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA).
Call 011 350 3003 for more details. For further information on SANAVA, visit www.sanava.co.za
Online entries open on the Barclays L’Atelier website on 01 January 2016 and close on the 4th of March 2016 at 16:00. Entrants can make their drop offs at their nearest collection point between 29 February and 4 March 2015.
There are five prizes for the 2016 competition; the first prize, three merit award prizes and the Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. The top ten finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course and will also be paired with a mentor who will work with them for the next 12 months.