Award for female visual artists

The deadline is Tue, Apr 18, 2023, 11:59pm

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Intra-University Competition
Award for for female visual artists
For the second time, the Linz University of Art and Design is offering a prize of € 3,000 to its female students on the theme of "Family History". 
The prize is intended to support young female artists in their further artistic development and is donated by author Christa Zihlmann-Prameshuber.
All female students enrolled in the academic year 2022/23 are eligible to participate.
Submission deadline
Submission of the complete application documents including the completed participant sheet from Mon, 06.03.2023 to Mon, 13.03.2023, 12.00 noon at the Infopoint of the Kunstuniversität Linz*, Attn: Eva Fostel, or in the Department of PR & Communication, Hauptplatz 6, 2nd floor and digitally at 
A thematic series or a single work of art can be submitted. The works must be submitted in documented form as photos (no originals). 
A short statement on the work (5-10 lines), a separate portfolio and biography (max. 15 MB) of the artist as well as the completed participant sheet must also be included. 
All submissions must be printed out and submitted in the form of a portfolio (max. A3) or digitally on 
digitally at Videos over 10 MB must be provided as a link (e.g. on Vimeo). 

Jury: Christa Zihlmann-Prameshuber, representatives of the Kunstuniversität Linz and an external jury member.

Jury meeting: May 2023

The winning project will be presented at the Kunstuniversität Linz as part of the exhibition Rundgang at the end of June 2023.

About the founder
After the death of her mother, the writer Christa Zihlmann-Prameshuber grew up with her grandparents under the care of her three great-aunts. All three, inspiring women in their diversity, gave her a rather unconventional upbringing and shaped her in their own special way. After a varied professional life that took her through various countries in Europe, Christa Zihlmann-Prameshuber decided to become a writer thanks to the love of literature awakened early on by her family. She dedicates this sponsorship award, which is aimed at young female artists and is intended to support them, to the formative female figures in her life, her (Linz) great-aunts.

Declaration of consent
As the prize-winner, I declare that I am prepared to make the prize-winning work or photographic material available to the University of Art and Design Linz free of charge for presentation purposes and, if possible, to stage an exhibition.

I hereby agree that the University of Art and Industrial Design may use personal data submitted and/or created in the course of this competition in any form, permanently and free of charge, for publication purposes. In particular, this includes publications in printed and digital form for publication and documentation purposes (e.g. catalogues, websites, internet platforms, social media platforms). The following personal data may be stored and published, for example: Name, first name, field of study, year of study, short biography. Furthermore, I agree that all data submitted in the course of this competition may also be passed on to third parties (e.g. jury members, curators, press) if this is necessary in connection with the competition.

Please collect the submitted works from the PR Department within two months of the announcement of the award. Documents not collected will be destroyed!

* Opening hours Infopoint Kunstuniversität Linz, Hauptplatz 6:
MO - DO: 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Fri: 8.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

If a personal submission is not possible during the submission deadline due to COVID, a digital submission will be considered sufficient. This will be announced in time for the submission deadline by updating the website article.

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For further information please contact Eva Fostel (, +43 732 7898 - 2276)

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