Applying for the TAF awards? Here are some of the FAQ's to read before submitting your application.
IS THERE AN APPLICATION FEE?
There is no fee to apply for the award. Entries must simply be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN LONDON TO APPLY?
Not at all! The award is open to any artist around the world of south Asian origin.
HOW DO I TAKE A DIGITAL IMAGES OF MY ARTWORK?
This can be done professionally or you may take photographs yourself on a smartphone and send them as jpeg attachments in your application. A high quality image is always preferred.
IS THERE AN AGE LIMIT FOR THE SECOND EDITION OF TAF EMERGING AWARD?
Although the award is open to artists aged 22 years to 40 years and under, you can send in your application for future opportunities but you will not be eligible for the prize.
SHOULD A WATERMARK BE ADDED TO THE PHOTOS SUBMITTED?
Please remove watermarks from images that will be submitted as part of the application. If we post an image of an artwork on any of our social media channels, the artist will receive due credit.
WHAT IMAGES CAN I SUBMIT FOR THE AWARDS?
The artist should submit any three high-resolution & recent images of works to email@example.com. In case of photography, you can submit three different series or just three photos. In case more than three images are sent for other media, we will consider the first three sent images.
WHAT MEDIUMS ARE ACCEPTED?
The artists are free to choose any working media - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/Digital/New Media/Design. There is no restriction on media or sizes. All we are really looking for is a complete application.
IS COLLABORATIVE WORK ACCEPTED?
Yes. A maximum of five artists may collaborate on the artwork. It is however the applicant's responsibility to divide the prize among the team if selected.
I AM REPRESENTED BY AN ART GALLERY IN ASIA. AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE ART AWARD?
All artists, irrespective of their association with a gallery or not, are eligible for the award. In case you are represented by a gallery, you can ask your gallery for a recommendation and we will give full recognition to the gallery whose artists are shortlisted. TAF is a platform for all.
IS THERE A TIME FRAME IN WHICH THE SUBMITTED WORKS NEED TO HAVE BEEN CREATED?
There is no set time frame, however TAF does expect the applicant to submit their most recently created artworks.
ARE PERFORMANCE PIECES ACCEPTED?
Yes, we accept performance videos.
IS ARTWORK THAT IS NOT FOR SALE ELIGIBLE FOR THE AWARD?
The shortlisted candidates do not require to immediately ship their work, the final award winning works are required to be available to TAF for promotional purposes. TAF will decide on if the award winning works are to be acquired from the artist closer to the time.
WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE?
31st July 2021
HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TAF EMERGING ARTIST AWARD?
A list of all 20 shortlisted candidates will be published on our website and on our social media accounts.
HOW MANY ROUNDS ARE THERE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS?
The award consists of 2 rounds, in round 1 we will announce 20 shortlisted applicants and in round 2 the three winners will be announced. Here is a brief outline of some important dates:
31st August 2022 (23.59GMT)- Last date of submission for the Art Award this year.
1st week of November 2022- 20 Shortlisted candidates will be contacted this time to verify further details and a longlist will be made public.
2nd week of January 2023- Top 3 Award winners will be announced
June 2023 - 3-Month Mentorship program starts for the few selected candidates with Sotheby's Institute of Art, London Master students and Alumni.
ARE PRINTS OF REPRODUCED ORIGINAL ARTWORKS ACCEPTED?
No. We require all submitted images to be of original artworks.
WHERE CAN I FIND THE OFFICIAL RULES OF THE AWARD?
In addition to reading our FAQs we encourage you to visit our website www.theartsfamily.com/awards for all the terms and conditions of applying to the TAF emerging artist award.
I HAVE MADE AN ERROR IN MY APPLICATION, HOW CAN I RECTIFY THIS?
Please send an email to the same address, firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Application error correction - your name’
CAN I APPLY ON BEHALF OF ANOTHER ARTIST?
You may if you have the artist’s written consent.
HOW DO I STAY UPDATED ON THE AWARD?
To receive updates please turn the post notifications ON for our instagram page. TAF has a very active instagram presence and we are updating our participants and community regularly on Instagram. Do follow us on theartsfamily_london.