Open Call for the BKV Prize 2023 for Young Applied Arts

Open call  /  02 May 2022  -  29 Jul 2022
Published: 02.05.2022
Open Call for the BKV Prize 2023 for Young Applied Arts.
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein
Monika Fahn
DEADLINE: 29/07/2022

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Founded in 1851, the Bavarian Crafts Council (Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein or BKV) looks back on 160 years of history. Today, it is a professional association for the promotion of contemporary crafts with around 450 members. Located in the centre of Munich, BKV maintains a forum for ARTS + CRAFTS, which consists of the “Gallery for Applied Arts” (Galerie für Angewandte Kunst) and a spacious shop with a wide range of contemporary works of art. The Bavarian Crafts Council also participates in a number of trade fairs.
One of the main objectives of the BKV is to promote the younger generation of artists, i.e. to financially support the professional and artistic development of young artisans through publications and by means of expert assistance. The BKV Prize was therefore created in 2006 and is awarded once a year.

The competition is aimed specifically at young artisans who have completed their training and are about to embark on their professional career. The prize is open for entries from all over the world and from all areas of applied arts.

Prizes go to work that show unique artistic creation based on fine craftsmanship. Artisans who have not yet reached the age of 35 by the cut-off date of January 1st, 2023 may participate.

First Prize: € 3,000.00
2nd Prize: € 2,000.00
3rd Prize: € 1,000.00
The prize winners receive a joint catalogue (German/english) and will be honoured with a complimentary three year membership in the Bavarian Crafts Council (BKV).

• Artisans who have not yet reached the age of 35 as of the cut-off date (January 1, 2023) may participate.
• Entrants must have completed their training and be professionally engaged in fine craftsmanship.
• The entry must consist of at least 3 (maximum 5) pieces of work. These must not be older than 2 years as of the cut-off date of January 1, 2023. Works included in the entry must not have been awarded a prize or exhibited in any other competition.

Competition procedure
Works are selected in two stages:
- 1st stage: Photo jury
The following must be submitted by July 26, 2021:
• Completed application form
• Competition entry (images of 3 to max. 5 different pieces of work)
• Application documents are to be sent by post to:
Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein e.V.
“BKV-Prize 2022”, Pacellistraße 6-8, 80333 München/Munich, Germany
The jury will select the works to be presented to the object jury based on the images submitted.
- 2nd stage: Object jury
The artisans selected in the first stage will be notified in writing and asked to send in their works. The jury will decide on the award based on the works submitted. The jury decides independently, and entrants will be notified of the decision in writing. The jury decision is final and is not based on specific criteria.

Key Dates
Entry deadline: July 29th, 2022
Award ceremony: March 11th, 2023
The exhibition of finalist and prize-winning entries: March 8th - March 12th 2023
Internationale Handwerksmesse IHM, special exhibition »Handwerk & Design«, Munich April 21th - May 20th 2023, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbeverein, Pacellistr. 6-8, munich.

>> Click here to check the complete information on the website.
>> Application form.