The competition for young artists is open again – The Art of Basware 2016

12 January 2016


Arranged already for the 17th time, The Art of Basware is an annual, international art competition for artists under 30 years of age. The Art of Basware was born from our will to support the career and development of young artists. We believe there is a deep connection between innovation, determination, creativity and commerce.

The theme of this year’s competition is LEAD THE WAY – we expect hundreds of art works to enter the competition! A jury consisting of artists and Basware personnel will evaluate the works and select the pieces for the final part of the competition in May. Many art works selected for the final stage will be invited to join The Art of Basware exhibition at the Helsinki Music Centre. The Art of Basware 2016 exhibition opens on June 8th, 2016 with the announcement of the 2016 winner. The exhibition is open to the public at the Helsinki Music Centre between June 8th - June 28th, 2016.

The winning art work as well as some other entries will be added to the Basware art collection that is on display in our offices and as a virtual art exhibition on Pinterest. Many of our previous winners have been very successful and we proudly follow their careers. The Art of Basware is a great stepping stone for a young artist!

How to enter the competition?

The competition is open for entries between January 11th - April 25th, 2016 by filling in the entry form. In addition, a high quality picture of at least one work of art is needed, but preferably several, as that will allow the judges to form an overall impression of the artist’s works and skills. You are allowed to enter maximum of three art works. Please follow this naming convention: Last name, First name, size of work, name of work, type of art. You will also need to determine a purchasing price for the piece and provide your contact information. We will inform all competitors about the situation in May. The artists whose works have been selected to the second stage will be informed on how the competition will proceed. Most works that have made it to the second stage of the competition will be exhibited at the Helsinki Music Centre between June 8 to June 28, 2016 at The Art of Basware exhibition.

Follow us in social media and see how the competition proceeds!

Art is not what you see but what you make others see.

- Edgar Degas

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