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Entry rules for prize: Antoni Vila Casas sculpture Award (2024)



Since its foundation in 1998, Fundació Vila Casas has set itself the aim of promoting contemporary artists and the dissemination of their work.

To this end, we currently run annual competitions for Contemporary Painting, Photography and Sculpture Prizes, alternating each year between the disciplines. This initiative helps us promote and shine a light on the most recently created art while also increasing the breadth of our art collection.

In 2024, we will hold the Sculpture Prize and, in homage to our founding president, Antoni Vila Casas, from now on the awards will be known as the Antoni Vila Casas Prizes.

1. Contestants
Any artist who is over eighteen years old and born, or resident, in Catalonia may enter the competition. The artwork must be original, must not have previously been publicly exhibited, nor won any other competition. Participation in this competition supposes the acceptance of the conditions outlined herein and of the judges’ decision.

2. Theme
The theme is open.

3. Submission of works
In order for the artists’ works to be viewed, and potentially selected, by the judging panel, contestants must register at the webpage between 8th January and 11th February 2024. As outlined on the webpage, contestants must complete the corresponding form, provide the artist’s CV, the technical specifications and a brief description of the work, and an image of the work with a resolution of 300 dpi in TIFF format with a minimum size of 5Mb and a maximum size of 100Mb.

Any queries regarding the registration procedure may be addressed to:
Ms Maite Costa. Telephone: 972 306 246. E-mail:

4. Selection of shortlisted works, exhibition and catalogue
The judging panel will review all the entries received and make a selection of shortlisted works, which will be exhibited in the temporary exhibitions’ hall at Museu Can Mario from 27th April to 23rd June 2024. There will also be an accompanying catalogue.
Finally, the judging panel will select the winning entry from the shortlisted works.

5. Dimensions and technical specifications
The sculpture (separately from its support) must not exceed 150 x 150 x 150 cm in size, and must weigh a maximum of 100 kg.

6. Delivery and transport of works
The Foundation will contact the shortlisted artists by e-mail on 11th March 2024. The selected works must be delivered by 3rd April 2024.
Transport costs, for delivery and return of the work, along with any damage that may occur during transport of artworks, will be the full responsibility of the artist, and will at no time be the responsibility of the Foundation. Costs of insurance and packaging – which must be reusable for the return of the work – will be the responsibility, and at the risk, of the contestants.

Sculptures must be delivered to Museu Can Mario, Plaça de Can Mario, 7, 17200 Palafrugell (Girona), within the following times: from Wednesday to Friday, 10.00–17.30, Saturday, 11.00–13.30 and 16.30–20.00, and Sunday, 11.00–13.00. (The museum will be closed on Good Friday, 29th March 2024, and thus will not be able to accept any artworks on that day.) Any artwork that does not comply with the conditions outlined herein will not be accepted.

7. Rights and responsibilities
The works that are not awarded with prizes must be collected from the museum on the specified dates. Artworks that are not collected on these dates will be freely available for use by the Foundation. Participating artists guarantee that they own the material that is entered to the competition and that they are full holders of the corresponding intellectual property.

8. Prizes
The winning artwork will receive a prize of €15,000, become property of the Fundació Vila Casas, form part of its permanent collection and may be exhibited at any of its museums or spaces.
The winner of the Sculpture Prize will hold a solo exhibition at Museu Can Framis, Barcelona, within a year of the prize being awarded.
The judging panel may declare the prize void at any time.

9. Returns of artworks

The works that are not awarded with prizes must be collected from the museum between 6th July and 18th August 2024, within the following times: Wednesday to Saturday, 10.00–13.30 and 17.00–19.30. (On 20th July and 15th August, the museum will be closed and thus unable to return any works of art on these days.) All works that have not been removed by 18th August 2024 will become freely available to the Foundation, without forming part of its collection.

The judging panel will be composed of:

Caterina Almirall
Pilar Bonet
Natàlia Chocarro
Bernat Puigdollers
Stella Rahola Matutes
Antonio Sagnier
Joan Torras 

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