INNOVATION Prize is the first and most important award for contemporary visual art
INNOVATION Prize, the All-Russian Competition in Contemporary Visual Art, was founded in 2005.
The Competition is organized by the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA)
The Competition’s aims are to promote and support artists working in contemporary visual practices, identify the main creative achievements, and raise public awareness in major processes in Russian contemporary art.
Applications for INNOVATION Prize competition are submitted in five nominations:
Also, prizes in two out-of-competition nominations are awarded annually:
The right to submit applications for INNOVATION Prize resides with non-profit organizations working in the field of art and culture, and members of the Organizing Committee, Jury,
All applications submitted for the competition are subject to two-stage selection:
Members of the Expert Committee (15 people) and Jury (7 people) of the competition are leading Russian and international specialists in contemporary art, working independently or in non-profit organizations. Members of the Expert Committee and Jury of INNOVATION Prize change annually.
The gala awards ceremony of INNOVATION Prize is annually hosted by one of major venues
INNOVATION Prize winners receive special prizes, monetary awards, and diplomas.
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