NordArt is one of the largest contemporary art exhibitions in Europe, which is redesigned annually and which presents more than 200 selected artists from all over the world – internationally renowned artists and as well as newcomers. As an internationally established forum for cultural education and exchange, NordArt has dedicated itself to the task of enhancing mutual understanding through the language of art.
Artists from all over the world can apply to participate in the exhibition. The selection of artworks takes place until the end of February 2020 by a jury. A list of selected artists and special projects will be published on our website by the beginning of March 2020.
All invited artists will be informed and asked to confirm their participation and to send the documents for the catalogue.
The delivery of selected artworks is scheduled for the end of April. Artists are responsible for transportation of their art works, including international freight, to and from the exhibition site.
Catalogue A German/English catalogue in DIN A4 format (29,7 cm x 21 cm), is produced for the exhibition with one page per artist.
NordArt Prize: The NordArt Prize worth 10.000 euro has been sponsored by Hans-Julius and Johanna Ahlmann (ACO Group) since 2010. Each year one artist is awarded with the aim to support the art and culture scene. The awardee will be announced during "The Long Night of the Lights" in September and and automatically participate in NordArt the following year, where the award ceremony will take place at the opening.
Public Choice Award: Visitors of NordArt can vote for their favourite artist. Three Public Choice Awards will be awarded during "The Long Night of the Lights" in September. All votes will be counted one week before the announcement. The three winning artists will be informed and invited to the prize giving ceremony. Each award is worth 1.000 euro. The three winners are invited to participate again in NordArt the following year.
NordArt symposium: Each year the exhibition is preceded by the international NordArt symposium. Approximately 10 artists are invited to attend the symposium and to create large works (sculpture, installation, painting) for the current NordArt. The participants of the symposium are provided with materials (by arrangement), a workplace, accommodation and travel cost support. The work created remains the property of the artist and will be exhibited at NordArt (by agreement also longer than 1 year). If you wish to attend the symposium, please mark the "symposium" box in the application form. For this application a project description with details on the materials and dimensions, estimated time required, and photos with examples of works is required.