in Frieze Los Angeles | 11 NOV 22

Call for Entries: Frieze Impact Prize In Partnership with Define American

Deadline for Applications: Sunday November 27, 2022

in Frieze Los Angeles | 11 NOV 22

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Applications are now open for the Frieze Impact Prize, a major initiative launched together with Endeavor Impact. For Frieze Los Angeles 2023, will partner with Define American, a non-profit narrative change organization that uses the power of storytelling to humanize conversations about immigrants.  

The Prize will award $25,000 to an artist for a work of art that can contribute to the movement of immigrant justice and drive a more nuanced representation of immigrant communities. The recipient will also have the unique opportunity to realize their work at Frieze Los Angeles 2023, which will take place February 16-19, 2023 at Santa Monica Airport.

Mark Bradford, Life Size (2019) at Frieze Los Angeles
Mark Bradford, Life Size (2019) at Frieze Los Angeles

About the Frieze Impact Prize

The Frieze Impact Prize draws inspiration from Mark Bradford’s Life Size (2019), a work created on the occasion of Frieze Los Angeles in 2019, which depicted a police body camera isolated on a simple, monochrome background, exposing the inequitable aspects of the criminal justice system. Proceeds from sales of this work benefited the Art for Justice Fund that aims to end mass incarceration through art and advocacy.

Following this initiative the Frieze Impact Award was established to recognize artists who contribute their talents towards issues of social justice. The inaugural prize was awarded to artists Mary Baxter, Maria Gaspar and Dread Scott, who each realized works at the 2022 edition of the fair. In addition to the Impact Prize, Frieze continues to highlight, engage and promote access and inclusion to the arts across all of its fairs and in partnership with Endeavor Impact as well as vital social impact organizations.

Dread Scott, Wanted,” community based project: performance, meetings, video, Wanted posters, 2014
Dread Scott, Wanted, community based project: performance, meetings, video, Wanted posters, 2014. Awarded the 2020 Frieze Impact Prize

About the 2023 Prize
Deadline for Applications: November 27, 2022

For 2023 the Frieze Impact Prize will raise awareness of Define American’s mission to use the power of art and storytelling to humanize conversations about immigrants and the immigration system. Artists are invited to apply for the Prize by proposing new or existing works that expose the inequitable aspects of the U.S. immigration system. The prize will also look to highlight an artist whose work speaks to the immigrant experience and is intended to elevate or celebrate artists who are immigrants themselves. Applications to the Frieze Impact Prize are open to any U.S.-based visual artist who is aged 18 or older, regardless of citizenship status or formal training in art.

The Frieze Impact Prize will award $25,000 to an artist, to realize their work of art at Frieze Los Angeles 2023, which will take place February 16-19, 2023 at Santa Monica Airport. 

The 2023 winner will be selected by a jury composed of Ari Emanuel (CEO, Endeavor) Tanya Aguiñiga (Artist and founder of Art Made Between Opposite Sides) and Jose Antonio Vargas (Founder of Define American).

The deadline for applications is Sunday November 27, 2022. For further details on the award and an application form please click the link below.

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Image at top of page: detail, Maria Gaspar, Radioactive: Stories from Beyond the Wall, 2016-2018. Still from video documentation from site intervention at the North-end wall of Cook County Jail. Photo credit: Scrappers Film Group. Awarded the 2020 Frieze Impact Prize

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