IMPART Art Prize 2022
Open Call for emerging visual art practitioners
30 July - 15 October 2021
Artwork: Somewhere Between Not Yet And No Longer/ The Camouflaged Man: Invisibility & Mimicry, 2019. IMPART Awards 2020 Winner - Faris Nakamura
The IMPART Art Prize (formerly known as the IMPART Awards), presented by Art Outreach, aims to support the professional development of emerging artists and curators in Singapore by providing impactful career building opportunities. Each year, up to 3 promising individuals will each receive an SGD20,000 prize comprising SGD15,000 in cash and an international exchange programme (valued at SGD5,000*) offering visits to renowned institutions and exposure to leading practitioners.
*Should international travel not be allowed due to COVID-19 restrictions, the SGD5,000 will be disbursed in cash.
Note: In keeping with our intention to continually reassess our criteria and remain relevant to changes in contemporary art making practices, the following changes have been instituted from the 2022 edition:
The eligible age limit has been raised to 18-40 years (previously 18-35).
All medium restrictions on artworks have been lifted.
To recognise the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic, artworks made in the last 4 years will be accepted (previously 2 years)
Open to Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents
Eligibility Nomination Process:
Open call or third-party nominations
18 – 40 years old
30 July 2021 - Call for applications open
15 October 2021 - Call for applications close
December 2021 - Finalists announced
January 2022 - Winners announced
Questions about the IMPART Art Prize?
Check out our FAQ below
To download the application form and guidelines, please fill in the fields below and click “Submit”.
The submission deadline is on 15 October 11.59pm SGT. Incomplete or late entries will be ineligible.
We have assembled an influential panel of internationally respected art industry practitioners, artists and art patrons, who will be serving as esteemed judges to select the winning entries.
The panel gives advice and recommendations on the governance, management, and programmatic aspects of the awards and affiliated IMPART events.
IMPART Art Prize
Artistic Director / Principal Conductor
Sichuan Symphony Orchestra
Centre for Liveable Cities, Ministry of National Development
Art Outreach Singapore,
Asian Art Option
Head of Global Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific Japan
SAP Asia Pte Ltd
Director, PT Pakuwon Jaj
Yeoh Chee Yan
National Heritage Board
IMPART Art Prize 2022
Submission deadline 15 October 2021, 11:59pm SGT
We’ve answered the most common questions about the IMPART Art Prize here.
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Who can enter the IMPART Art Prize?
How do I enter?
How do I nominate someone for the Prize?
If you would like to nominate someone for the Prize, you may either fill in the form on their behalf and submit it to us, or have them submit their form to us along with your written nomination.
How much does it cost to enter?
Have you received my entry?
When will I hear back on the results?
When will the finalists and winners be announced?
Can I receive feedback for my entry?
The artwork/exhibition I’m proposing is not complete. May I submit in-progress works?
I submitted an application last year but it was not selected. Can I apply again this year?
How should I prepare my personal statement for the application?
In what format will my work be assessed?
Why is there an age limit?
What is the prize?
Where does the prize money come from?
When will the New York study trip take place?
What does the New York study trip entail?
If I am a winner, how and when will I receive my prize money?
Do I have to create new artwork for the Art Prize?
What kind of artworks can I enter?
How many artworks can I enter?
If I am selected as a finalist or winner, am I required to donate work to Art Outreach?
What criteria will I be assessed on?
Artistic excellence – their outstanding portfolio, and potential and commitment to produce critical, cutting-edge work of artistic and technical excellence.
Engagement and potential contribution to the arts and culture sector in Singapore – their level of engagement in contemporary art practice and dedication towards making a contribution to the arts and culture sector in Singapore through their work. Active participation in exhibitions, public programmes, competitions/awards and other activities will be an advantage.
How many exhibition samples can I enter?
Am I allowed to submit past exhibitions that I have curated at an institution/museum or as part of a team?
May I submit digital video recordings to support my application? What are the restrictions?
What type of writing samples can I include?
What criteria will I be assessed on?
Strength of portfolio – their potential in curation of visual arts presentations, in which strong art writing and ability for critical discourse, and leadership positions held would be a bonus.
Understanding of visual arts in Singapore and the region – their understanding of Singapore art history, art theory and art trends. Regional experience would be advantageous.
Engagement and potential contribution to the arts and culture sector in Singapore – their perceived potential benefit from the programme in terms of career progression and development, and motivation for longer-term contribution to the arts and culture scene in Singapore.
Initiative and resourcefulness - demonstrated ability to independently propose and organise exhibitions, ability to resourcefully fundraise and manage artistic and production teams to achieve aims.
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