The Cartier Award for emerging artists living outside the UK is a major initiative by Frieze Projects, the curatorial programme of Frieze Art Fair, in collaboration with Gasworks and sponsored by Cartier. Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realised at Frieze Art Fair 2008 which will be produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects. Projects may take the form of site-specific installation; performance; film; video and print work.

The Cartier Award includes:

  • 3 month residency at Gasworks from mid September to mid December 2008 including accommodation, per diems and travel expenses
  • Project production costs of up to 10,000 pounds
  • An artist’s fee of 1,000 pounds

The selection committee for 2008 is:

  • Neville Wakefield (Curator, Frieze Projects)
  • Hervé Chandès (Director, Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art)
  • Mia Jankowicz (Residency Curator, Gasworks)
  • Richard Wentworth (Artist)

The Cartier Award is open to non UK based artists within 5 years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree.

Please visit www.friezefoundation.org/cartier/ for more details and access to the online application form. The deadline for applications is Friday 7 January 2008.

Gasworks is a contemporary arts organisation in South London housing 12 artists’ studios and presenting a programme of exhibitions, residencies, international fellowships and educational projects.

Cartier has a long-standing relationship with contemporary art. Twenty two years ago the company established the Cartier Foundation for Contemporary Art in Paris — a unique example of corporate patronage for contemporary art.

Cartier is the Associate Sponsor of Frieze Art Fair supporting Frieze Projects and the Cartier Award.