In order to showcase new work in 2011, the Awards program will be distributing R$160,000 to four young artists and two mid-career artists, in addition to the traditional hors concourse award.

Those interested may register for the ‘Individual’ or ‘Pair or Collective’ category and send in their portfolios. Curated by Giselle Beiguelman, this year’s awards are divided into the following categories:

4 awards for young artists with documented art careers of 2 years or more – R$ 15,000 each; and

2 awards for artists with documented careers of at least 10 years – R$ 30,000 each;

1 Hors Concours award for an artist or theorist working in the areas covered, as recognition for their work as a whole- R$40,000.

Jury 
Entries will submitted to two separate commissions:
Selection committee: Adriana Amaral (RS), Clarissa Diniz (PE), Eduardo Jesus (MG), Marcos Boffa (SP) e Priscila Farias (SP).

Awards commission: Claudia Assef (SP), Cícero Silva (SP), Ivana Bentes (RJ), Tadeu Chiarelli (SP) e Tiago Mesquita (SP).

Portfolio Readings
On October 2, there will be readings of the portfolios of the finalists shortlisted for the 9th Awards, which will take place individually with the presence of two art critics, one international and one Brazilian. Portfolio readings will be open to the public and take place at Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS).

Awards
Award winners and the Hors Concours winner will be announced at a ceremony at Museu da Imagem e do Som (MIS) on October 3.

Dates
Open for entries: from May 2 to July 6 at the website www.ism.org.br
Names finalists to be announced: August 15
Portfolio Readings: October 2
Award presentation ceremony: October 3

More info: psm@ism.org.br