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February 21 2019


Previous Opportunity

Deadline : 27 April 2018

L'Atelier is one of Africa’s most prestigious art competitions. It rewards young visual artists aged 21 to 35 with the opportunity to develop their talents abroad. A look through the list of previous winners will testify to this. 

Building on the platform created over the past two years, the competition is continuing to expand across Africa, opening in a number of countries, where Barclays Africa has a presence. Artists who are permanent residents of and residing in South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Namibia, Mozambique, Mauritius or Seychelles are invited to enter. 

The L’Atelier art competition is run in conjunction with our partner, the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA). 


Online entries open on the L’Atelier website on 1 February 2018 and close on 27 April 2018 at 16:00 (CAT). Initial adjudication is done on electronic submission where you may upload up to seven (7) images of your artwork. Those artists whose entries make it in through to the next round will be contact directly to arrange for the collection of their artwork. It is essential when registering online and uploading your artwork that all fields are completed. Failure not to complete all fields will result in your entry been disqualified. 



There are five prizes for 2018 competition; the first prize, three merit award prizes and Gerard Sekoto Award for the most promising artist. 

The top 10 finalists will all be placed on a two-day art professionalism course to assist them in managing their careers.

For more details and to submit applications, please visit L'atelier

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