We are excited to announce our partnership with Norval Foundation in Cape Town to launch The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize – an annual award that celebrates leading contemporary artists from Africa and its diaspora. 53 independent art professionals working across 20 countries and territories have nominated artists to enter the Prize, resulting in over 300 online submissions.
Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited and auctioned at Norval Foundation early next year, the proceeds of which will be spilt equally between the artist and Norval Foundation’s Educational Programme. The judges will determine the Grand Prize Winner, who will be awarded R500,000 and the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition at Norval Foundation. The public will also be able to determine their Public Vote Prize Winner, who will be awarded R25,000. The exhibition is expected to comprise a diverse display of artwork by some of the most significant voices in contemporary art while supporting arts education in Africa.