Event Type

Loewe Craft Prize 2020

Awards & Competitions 17-Jul-2019 - 30-Oct-2019

The aim of this Prize is to disseminate and raise awareness of the work of talented craftspeople, sharing their greatest achievements. The LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to recognise outstanding works that show artistic vision and innovation, and which reflect the personal language and distinct hand of their maker. The LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to support artistic craft and acknowledge leading artisans from around the world at the forefront of their fields. The winning work should reinterpret tradition to make it relevant now and demonstrate the continuing valuable contribution to the culture of our time.

The Prize for the winning piece of work is fifty thousand euros (50,000 euros). The winning entry can be made up of either one single piece of work or one series of works. Prizes will be subject to the withholding of the corresponding Spanish personal income tax (Impuesto sobre la Renta de las Personas Físicas, IRPF) in accordance with current legislation in Spain. The works created by the Winner and Finalists will be included in the exhibition ‘LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020’ (herein after ‘the Exhibition’) and its accompanying catalogue, on view in Paris in the spring of 2020 or any other location that LOEWE FOUNDATION may deem appropriate.

Established as a private cultural Foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family, today under the direction of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, educational programmes and to safeguard heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, art and craft. In 2002, the LOEWE FOUNDATION was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest honour granted by the Spanish Government. In accordance with LOEWE’s ambition to further safeguard its craft legacy of more than 170 years of history, the Foundation created in 2016 the ‘LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize’, an annual international prize which celebrates excellence in craftsmanship

Deadline: 30 October 2019