MSU and HT Croatian Contemporary Art award is the largest and most important reward for contemporary visual creativity in Croatia. The exhibition of selected works during the past eleven years became a representative and relevant review of the situation on the local visual art scene. The selection of about thirty to forty works were equally presented and rewarded by artists of all generations with works in different media. Over the past decade, more than 200 authors have applied to the contest every year, and every year three redeeming and one public award have been awarded. The redeemed works make the Hrvatski Telekom’s Collection which is part of the fundus of the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, and part of the awarded works was exhibited in the meantime as part of the permanent exhibition of the Museum.
HT as a socially responsible company strongly supports and invests in the creative development of Croatia, deeply convinced that modern communication and technological innovation can make everyday life for all our citizens easier, better and more creative.
We wish to invite all artists to give and overview of the art and technology serving everyday life with their works and we are particularly honored this year as part of the 12th HT Croatian Contemporary Art award to announce the new, fifth award for the young artists.
In addition to artists in previous categories, we invite all young artists and creators younger than 27 regardless of formal education to apply for the contest with their suggestions, works and projects, which freely, innovatively and engagingly depict the vision of a better future.
The International Expert Jury of the HT Award will select the most successful work in the new category "For the Young" from the works received and reward it with HRK 20,000 and exhibit it as an integral part of the HT award exhibition. Therefore, we kindly ask that the project application states that the work is applied in the category "For the Young".
Other works are evaluated and selected by the International Expert jury and awarded three redeeming awards: the first prize in the amount of HRK 75 thousand, the second reward in the amount of HRK 45 thousand, the third prize in the amount of HRK 40 thousand.
A public award in the amount of HRK 10,000 is paid to the artist whose work won the highest number of votes counted by the special jury after the closing of the exhibition. The award is not redeemable and is paid to the author as an incentive for further work.
Every year the International Expert jury invites directly to the presentation of three authors who receive 7 thousand kunas to support their work.
The competition for the HT award for Croatian contemporary art is open until March 18, 2019. The requirement to participate in the contest is that the registered work was created after January 1, 2017, and that it has been fully produced. Applicants must be nationals of the Republic of Croatia. Authors may apply only one work, and only via e-application form.
The data should be provided in Croatian and English. Applications sent after March 18, 2019 will be considered invalid.
After the expert jury finishes its task, latest by April 1, 2019, all applied candidates will be informed about the works selected for presenting at the 12th exhibition of the HT Croatian Contemporary Art award to be held in MSU.
The Organizer has the right to publish and use the applied visual materials for publishing purposes and for marketing and promotional purposes.