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FAQ'S

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 (to be provided) 

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 THIRD EDITION  OF TAF EMERGING AWARD?

The award is open to artists aged 22 years to 42 years and under only. 

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 executed in the last 3 years. 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 from the submitted portfolio. 

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. Incomplete applications without either artworks, CV or written brief will not be accepted. 

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 or submit the works yourself. TAF will give full recognition to the gallery whose artists are shortlisted and also coordinate with them for the future exhibitions showcasing their shortlisted candidates. 

I HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY SHORTLISTED FOR THE AWARD. CAN I STILL SUBMIT MY APPLICATION? 

Yes, feel free to submit your application even if you have been previously shortlisted. 

ARE PERFORMANCE PIECES ACCEPTED?

Yes, we accept performance videos.

SHOULD I PHYSICALLY POSSESS MY WORK WHEN I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

The shortlisted candidates do not require to immediately ship their work unless we announce a group exhibition. The final award winning works are required to be available to TAF for promotional purposes. Going forward the Third Edition, we ask winners to make the works available to be acquired by TAF or be loaned to them. Funds being generated from any fundraisers will be used solely for the marketing purposes of the artists and the galleries representing them. 

WHAT IS THE APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR THE THIRD EDITION OF THE TAF AWARDS?

Last date of submission of application is 14th Oct. 2023 till 23.59 pm.

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BEEN SHORTLISTED FOR THE TAF EMERGING ARTIST AWARD?

A list of all 15 shortlisted candidates will be published on our website and on our social media accounts mainly our Instagram handle @theartsfamily and Facebook. 

HOW MANY ROUNDS ARE THERE IN THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

The award consists of 2 rounds. In round 1 we will announce 15 shortlisted candidates and in round 2 the three winners will be announced along with a Young artist mention. Here is a brief outline of some important dates:

 

Last date of submission of application is 14th Oct. 2023 till 23.59 PM.- Last date of submission for the Third Edition of TAF Emerging Artist Award 

Mid December- 15 Shortlisted candidates will be contacted and announced in Dec

2nd week of March 2024- Top 3 Award winners will be announced & a Special Mention- Young Artist

June 2023 - 3-Month Mentorship program starts for the few selected candidates with Sotheby's Institute of Art, London Master students and Alumni (tbc) 

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, info@theartsfamily.com 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.

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