ENCOURAGING ART INSPIRED BY MUSIC
AN ANNUAL PRIZE OF £10,000 LAUNCHING IN LONDON 2021
OPEN TO ALL IN THE UK
FREE TO ENTER
It is no secret that great art comes from great art.
That is why we want to create a new opportunity as part of that process. By encouraging visual artists at any stage in their careers, we hope that music will be a part of their futures.
We have chosen 10 of the greatest pieces of music from our catalogue - from Mark Ronson to Stravinsky, Krept & Konan to Pink Floyd to act as inspiration for visual artists to create their own works.
Whether a painting, sculpture, installation, video or piece of photography - whoever you are and whatever the music moves you to make, we would love to see it.
Here’s how you do it…
Step 1 - Choose the song that inspires you the most…
Step 2 - The rules…
Step 3 - Submit your proposal before April 30th 2021
Step 4 - We’ll be in touch!
The finalists will be chosen at the end of May 2021 and granted a £1,000 bursary to create their artwork.
Those final works will be exhibited at a London gallery in September 2021.
On opening night, the winner will be announced and awarded the £10,000 prize.
1. Artists must submit a proposal that describes their vision.
a. The proposal can be a voice note, written text, a letter or an explanation to camera
b. The proposal must be accompanied by a visual representation of the proposed work.
c. This visual component can be a sketch, a filmed work in progress of the idea, a model or a photographic image if the proposal falls in the photographic or film medium.
2. We will accept proposals for painting, sculpture, installation, video and photography.
3. If the artwork incorporates the original piece of music, the visual artist cannot make any changes or edits to the track or lyrics.
4. The artwork cannot exceed two meters in height.
5. Materials must be listed within the proposal. Artworks cannot include fire hazards or anything that might be deemed potentially at odds with public safety.
6. Your submission will be accompanied by images of previous work, even if unrelated to the proposal to give a sense of your artistic background.
Once submissions close on April 30th 2021, the expert panel of judges will decide on the ten finalists – one representing each piece of music.
At the end of May 2021, the finalists will be announced and each finalist given a bursary of £1,000 to create their piece within 8 weeks.
The winner will receive a £10, 000 cash prize and retain ownership of the winning artwork. The winning artwork will be displayed at Concord’s head office.
Every selection process is influenced by multiple factors, from the variety of submissions entered to the coherence of the finalists.
If you weren’t selected for this year, please consider applying next year and good luck!