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Revolv Award for early-career artists launched

The Revolv Award 2022 will support three early-career photo-based artists via a mentorship with Revolv Collective.

Poster announcing the Revolv Award is open for entries
Revolv Award 2022

Revolv Collective is celebrating its fifth anniversary with the launch of the Revolv Award.

The prize will support three early-career photo-based artists via a year-long mentorship with Revolv Collective.

In addition to a programme of sessions designed by Revolv Collective, the three selected artists will receive tailored support to develop their practice.

This will include studio visits, portfolio reviews, professional consultations, public speaking experience, an article/interview discussing their practice and ‘mystery prizes’.

Spectrum Photographic is supporting Revolv Award 2022 and offering a prize.

Collective learning

A Revolv Collective spokesman said: “Unfolding over the course of a year, our co-created programme will be designed to build upon the mentees’ artistic skills, cultivate their network and further their practice within the creative sector.

“We understand the difficulties facing early-career artists and find ourselves continually working to overcome the challenges posed by the arts industry.

“Consolidating our real-life experiences and insights, we will provide attentive guidance aimed at nurturing the sustained development of our mentees.

“The Revolv Award is about getting back to doing what we do best: collective learning, building relationships and nurturing growth.”

Revolv Award key dates and submission criteria

Submissions for the 2022 Revolv Award close at midnight on June 19.

The winners will be announced in mid July.

Mentorship will begin in July/August.

The award is open to all early-career, photo-based practitioners.

Artist duos and groups are also eligible to apply.

Artists of any age, background and level of training can apply, including those currently studying on a BA or MA course.

Applications should include the following information:

  • Artist bio – Max 2,500 characters with spaces
  • Artist statement – Max 2,500 characters with spaces
  • What makes you an early-career artist? – Max 1,250 characters with spaces
  • Why do you need and want this opportunity? – Max 1,250 characters with spaces
  • What would you gain from this collective experience? – Max 1,250 characters with spaces
  • Is there any other information you’d like to share with us? – Max 1,250 characters with spaces
  • Up to 10 examples of your work or three links to video works
  • Online links: website, social media, etc.

For more information visit the Revolv Award page here.

About Revolv Collective

Krasimira Butseva and Lina Ivanova founded Revolv Collective in 2017.

Ibrahim Azab, Lucas Gabellini-Fava, Victoria Louise Doyle, Alexander Mourant and Laura Bivolaru have also joined.

Members run the collective on a voluntary basis.

Although the Revolv Award is free to enter, donations are appreciated.