The Golden Fleece Award's annual Open Call for applications is now live. The deadline for entries for the Golden Fleece Award 2021 is 5 pm on Friday 27 November 2020.
The Golden Fleece Award is the largest prize open to both artists and makers in Ireland. Its mission, enacted by the wishes as set out by its founder, Lillias Mitchell, informs how it is adjudicated and distributed.
It has always been my wish that those with talent be encouraged to develop their talents, particularly in Ireland … I am very conscious of the fact that many artists cannot develop their talents because their art does not bring in a steady income for them and yet they need to support themselves financially … My wish is to give artists a 'boost' in times of particular need … I have set up this trust [for] artists in need who are interested in pursuing their careers as artists.
In celebration of the Golden Fleece's 20th anniversary and in recognition of the exceptionally difficult circumstances facing creative practitioners at present, the Trustees of the Golden Fleece Award have decided to increase the prize fund for the 2021 Award to €50,000. This will be distributed through five awards of €10,000.
GOLDEN FLEECE AWARD 2021
Special €50,000 20th Anniversary Prize Fund
Up to 10 Shortlisted Artists
5 Awards worth €10,000 each
Open to emerging, mid-career and established visual artists, designers,
makers and craftspeople originally from or resident on the island of Ireland.
Deadline: 5 pm, Friday 27 November 2020
Visit www.goldenfleeceaward.com for details.