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The Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards 2019
5615 Delor Street
Saint Louis, Missouri 63109

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Call Type: Award
Eligibility: International
State: Missouri
Event Dates: 8/5/19 - 12/31/19
Entry Deadline: 11/8/19
Application Closed
Number of Applications Allowed: 2

Images - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Audio - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Video - Minimum: 0, Maximum: 6
Total Media - Minimum: 6, Maximum: 6
Entry Fee (The Santo Foundation Individual Artist Awards 2019): $40.00


$20,000.00 Awarded to Visual Artists:  Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00. Five additional awards of $1,000.00 each will also be awarded.  
The Santo Foundation is pleased to announce our 2019 Distinguished Juror, Aurora Tang, Program Manager, The Center for Land Use Interpretation (CLUI); independent curator.

Aurora Tang is a Los Angeles-based curator and researcher, with a focus on contemporary place-based practices.  Since 2009 she has been a program manager at the Center for Land Use Interpretation, a non-profit organization that produces exhibits, publications, online resources, and other programs that explore, describe, and interpret the built landscape of the United States.  

Recent independent curatorial projects include exhibitions at the City of West Hollywood (Tanya Brodsky: Yolki Palki, 2019), Materials & Applications (Privacies Infrastructures, 2018, with new projects by Besler & Sons, Tanya Brodsky, Fiona Connor, and Gwyneth Shanks and Sarah Lewis-Cappellari), and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Preservation, 2017, with work by Adam Bateman, Laurie Brown, Moritz Fehr, Cayetano Ferrer, Ian James, Candice Lin, Brigid McCaffrey with Elizabeth Knafo, Ocean Earth, Marina Pinsky, Gala Porras-Kim, and Max Hooper Schneider).  

From 2011–2015 Aurora was managing director of the Joshua Tree-based non-profit High Desert Test Sites, where she organized dozens of group and solo artist projects and events, including multi-site programming in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.  Previously she worked at institutions including the Getty Research Institute and Getty Conservation Institute.  She has taught at Otis College of Art and Design and has presented her work internationally.  She is faculty at the Southland Institute, and a founding board member of Common Field.  

To apply:

  • Artists may submit online only through Call for (CaFÉ).
  • Graduate School candidates are eligible. Students at earlier levels are not eligible.
  • Emerging, mid-career and mature artists are eligible and encouraged to apply.
  • All mediums of visual art are eligible including images, audio, video and performance.
  • This is an International call and all artists are welcome to apply regardless of country, state or residency status.
  • Please submit (minimum and maximum) 6 files of original work and a current artist cv/resume.
  • No artist statements.
  • Limit video segments to 3 minutes.
  • Please do not submit other materials.
  • Application fee of $40.00 USD.
  • Call for Entry dates: August 5, 2019 through October 31, 2019. DEADLINE EXTENDED TO FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2019
  • Distinguished Juror will review work samples and exhibition proposals. Santo Foundation staff is NOT a part of this process.
  • Work samples and application materials are electronically reviewed, rated and selected.
  • Winning Artists will be announced on Facebook, Instagram and on in December 2019. The eight winning artists will be personally contacted upon selection.
  • Please note if you have questions regarding technical aspects of please contact their help desk. Please do not contact the juror.
  • If you have questions that do not involve Call for Entry technical issues contact information can be found on The Santo Foundation website.

Application Components & Things to Include or Consider:

  • Work Samples Upload 6 images (jpg) and/or video/sound files (mp3, mp4, wav, mov, mpg).
  • Artist CV/Resume: Upload 1 artist CV or resume (Should provide context for “where you are” in your art career. Should not be too long [no more than three pages] and should include art-career or other relevant info only)
  • Image Credits or Short Descriptions: If applicable, write a brief credit line or short description for each image, video, or sound file uploaded.
  • Select works that are no more than five years old, if possible.
  • Select works that show your best talents in one area (Depth over breadth).
  • “Clarity of Vision”: curate your work samples to create a cohesive identity for yourself as an artist to the Juror.

Three artists will be selected to each receive $5,000.00 USD.  Five additional awards of $1,000.00 USD each will also be awarded. 

Funds are to be used at the artist’s discretion with no follow up material required.

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