This new annual award, worth 20,000 euros, aims to support creative work and artists, recognizing artistic talent in Portugal. The chosen artistic production was drawing, due to its important representation in FLAD’s Contemporary Art Collection and because it constitutes an artistic expression with a very intimate relationship with the art creator.
A large number of Portuguese artists working in the field of drawing took part in this initiative, which received more than 300 applications in this first edition of the award.
The 10 finalists for the 1st edition of the FLAD Drawing Prize have already been chosen. Their work will be exhibited at the 4th edition of the Drawing Room Lisbon. The chosen artists are as follows: Adriana Molder, AnaMary Bilbao, Gonçalo Pena, Mattia Denisse, Musa Paradisíaca, Pedro Henriques, Pedro Tropa, Pedro Tudela, Sara Chang Yan and Sara Bichão.
The Millennium bcp Foundation confirms, for the fourth consecutive year, its interest in supporting the Portuguese artistic creation through its partnership with Drawing Room Lisboa – Contemporary Art Fair specialized in Drawing.
In the fourth edition of the Fair, the Millennium bcp Foundation directly supports the actors of creation, dissemination and commercialization of art with important prizes.
III Millennium bcp Foundation Acquisition Award – Emerging Talent
The winning artwork, by an author under 35 years of age, will become part of the collection of the Millennium bcp Foundation. Aworded with 1,500 euros.
II Distinguished Artistic Project Award
Attributed to an artist at the Drawing Room Lisboa 2021, considering the criteria of artistic relevance of the work presented at the Fair, as well as the path of dedication and commitment to artistic work. Awarded with 1,500 euros.
II Gallery Curatorial Project Award
Awarded to the proposal for a curated presence of a gallery participating in Drawing Room Lisboa 2021, taking into consideration the creativity and risk taken in the conception of the stand. Awarded with 1.000 euros.
The New Talent Drawing Prize – Drawing Room Lisboa & Viarco aims to offer to a starting Lisbon Drawing Room artist the opportunity to carry out an artistic residence at the Portuguese Pencil Factory, complemented with a stay at Oliva Creative Factory.
During the residency at Viarco, the young creator will have the opportunity to work in creative freedom, drawing inspiration from the experiences, materials and reflections of the work space that surrounds him/her to give free rein to the act of drawing.
The Viarco prize also includes the offer of a kit of specific drawing material, giving the young creator the tools and raw material for the development of his creative project.