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Art Prize FAQ
How will I know if my entry details have been received?
The Blake Society notifies all entrants either by mail or email confirming receipt of their entry form and payment. If you don’t receive confirmation by Monday 12 August, 2013, please contact the Blake Society at email@example.com or on 02 8230 4228.
What happens if any disk that is corrupted or unreadable?
The Blake Society will contact any entrants where there is a problem reading a disk. All entrants will have the opportunity to resubmit.
What should my artist statement be about?
Your artist statement should be about your work. What is the work about - the spiritual/religious themes/messages conveyed. Please keep your artist statement to 50 words. Please also read the Artist Fact Sheet on Artist Statements and Curriculum Vitae's below.
Do I need seperate artist statements if I enter more than one (1) award category?
How is an “emerging artist” defined?
The Blake Society uses the NAVA (National Association for the Visual Arts) definition for emerging artists:
An emerging artist:
• Has practiced as a professional artist for less than 5 years
• Wishes to develop their career in their chosen artform.
Who can be a professional referee?
You only need referees if you are entering the John Coburn Emerging Artists Award. Your referee should be someone that can confirm your dedication to developing a professional arts practice. Referees could include, but are not limited to: curators, art teachers, professors/lecturers, researchers, art administrators, art dealers/gallerists, clients (People that have purchased your work).
I am based overseas - can I still enter the Blake?
Yes. Only the John Coburn Emerging Artist Award is limited to Australian residents. The Blake Prize and MUA Blake Prize for Human Justice are open to all artists.
Other notes for international artists
- Payment of entry fees is best done via Mastercard, Visa or international money order. Personal cheques from banks outside of Australia cannot be processed.
- If your work is selected for finalist consideration, the Blake will contact you to discuss options for safe delivery to Australia.
THE JUDGING PROCESS
Do the judges view all entries?
Yes. The judges view all artworks submitted for entry.
How does the judging process work?
1. Judges are supplied with a copy of all submissions
2. Judges individually assess the submissions and submit a pre-selection listing for finalist consideration to the Blake
3. Judges then meet and as a panel discuss the pre-selection listing and then determine the finalist listing.
4. The Blake then notifies entrants of their status.
5. Judges then meet to view works in-situ to determine the winners of the Blake Prize, John Coburn Emerging Artist Award and touring exhibition.
Who selects the Blake Prize for Human Justice
The winner of this category will be selected from the finalist listing. The Chairperson of the Blake and a representative of the Maritime Union of Australia will select the winner of this Award.
Will I know how far my submission makes it through the judging process?
Yes. Artists will be advised if they make the pre-selection as well as the finalist and category winner listings.
If I don't receive confirmation of entry or finalist status does this mean my entry has not been recieved or viewed by the judges?
No. Please email the Society at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can double-check your entry and contact details for you. The Society posts announcements on the Blake website and social media to advise entrants that notifications have been sent out.
When will I know if my submission has been successful?
The Blake notifies all entrants either by email or post. Correspondence will be sent to all entrants from Monday 26 August, 2013. If you do not receive any notification by Tuesday 27 August, 2013, please contact the Blake Society at email@example.com or on (02) 8230 4228.