The 2023 Cheongju International Craft Competition outline has been announced
The Cheongju Craft Biennale Organizing Committee (referred to as the Biennale) published the competition guidelines for the ‘2023 Cheongju International Craft Competition (referred to as the Competition)’.
The competition has two areas: “Craft Competition”, where craft works are openly contested, and “Craft City Lab Competition”, where proposals are open for public offering. The first application for both fields is conducted only online on the Biennale’s submission page. The application period is from March 31 to May 7, 2023.
In the “Craft Competition” field, one person or team can submit one piece at a time, regardless of genre or material. Only works produced between 2021 and 2023 can be submitted. Those selected in the first online screening will be asked to submit actual craft works, and the final results will be announced in August 2023. The grand prize winner of the “Craft Competition” will be awarded a prize of about $47,000 (USD, dollar).
In particular, this time, four categories were newly established: Young Artist Award, Partner Award, Popularity Award, and Residency Award. These were created to motivate excellent domestic and foreign artists and support their activities.
In the “Craft City Lab Competition” field, ideas for a city where crafts and humans coexist under the theme ‘Craft and City’ are contested. One person or team can apply for one project, and only applicants selected in the first screening will undergo the 2nd PT screening. The final winner will complete their research and manuscript writing by August 2023, and the writing period will be two months. In both fields, applicants 18 or older can apply regardless of nationality.
Detailed information, such as the application guidelines, can be found on the official website, and related inquiries can only be made via email at email@example.com
The Competition began in 1999 along with the Cheongju Craft Biennale and has produced over 1,800 award-winning works by artists from 50 countries to date, leading the world craft trend. The 2023 Cheongju Craft Biennale, which will meet the winners of this competition through exhibitions and publications, will be held for 45 days, from September 1 to October 15, 2023, in Cheongju, South Korea.