OPEN CALL: Application for STRABAG Artaward International 2021


OPEN CALL: Application for STRABAG Artaward International 2021 now open until 5 Feb, 2021!


Dear Artist,

dear Madam or Sir!

STRABAG Artaward has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009. The art prize awards artists up to the age of 40 years, working in the fields of painting and drawing. From 2021 to 2023, artists from Austria, as a permanent participating country, and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Poland will be eligible to apply.

The international jury members of STRABAG Artaward International 2021 – all experts of contemporary art from the participating countries – will select a main prize winner (€ 15.000) and four recognition prizes (€ 5.000 each). In addition, art works of the winners might be purchased for The STRABAG Artcollection.

After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna.

The laureates can apply for the artist-in-residence-program at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.

PARTICIPATING COUNTRIES 2021–2023: Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Poland

We are looking forward to your participation and kindly ask you to provide this information for interested artists and colleagues as well.

Important dates:

18 January – 5 February 2021

Online Application period at www.strabag-kunstforum.at

29 March 2021

Notification after the preliminary jury

Mid of April 2021

Submission of original artworks


28 April 2021

Final jury session in Vienna

Beginning of May 2021

Return of original artworks


17 June 2021

Award ceremony


Starting October 2021

Solo exhibitions in Vienna at STRABAG Artlounge


Find attached the detailed Rules of Award. Please read carefully before applying.

All the details can also be found at www.strabag-kunstforum.at/artaward

Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

Many thanks and we wish you good luck with the application!

STRABAG Kunstforum Team


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