Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize | Coming People 2016

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This year S.M.A.K. and the Friends of the S.M.A.K. are once again offering a platform for talented young people from the Belgian art colleges.

‘Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize | Coming People’ is a biennial competition for young artists who have just graduated from one of the Belgian art colleges.

It remains a difficult task for recent graduates to move into the art field. By presenting the work of promising young Belgian art graduates to a broad audience, ‘Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize | Coming People 2016’ aims to build a bridge between the colleges and the professional world.

The selected artists will expose their work in a group exhibition at S.M.A.K. The opening is 25 June 2016. Then the jury will choose a winner from the works submitted to the exhibition, who will then receive the ‘Friends of the S.M.A.K. Prize’: € 5.000 and membership of the Friends of the S.M.A.K.

The selection of the artists is done by an international jury.


Did you graduate from a fine art course (painting, sculpture, image and installation, textile design, photography, multimedia design etc.) at a Belgian art college in the academic years 2013-14 or 2014-15? Are you interested in taking part in the exhibition? If so, get in touch through the online form or via for more information. The deadline for submitting your application is 17 April 2016.

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