Artists to Watch 2021

Artistic fields
Applied Arts, Architecture, Curating, Dance, Design, Digital, Drawing, Education, Fashion, Film, Installation, Interdisciplinary, Painting, Performance, Photography, Printmaking, Public Art, Research, Sculpture, Social Practice, Sound Art, Textiles, Video, Visual Arts, Writing
Winners are given an in-depth feature about their work in ArtConnect's online magazine
Artwork Boost - Curatorial Review - Social Media Promotion - Dedicated Newsletter - Digital Permanent Collection
Together with 3 international curators, we are seeking out exceptional artistic talents from around the world who will become ArtConnect Artists to Watch for 2021. You’re an emerging artist with something to say — and you want to get noticed? That’s what drives us at ArtConnect. We make it our mission to showcase exceptional contemporary art by up-and-coming artists so that you can take your work to the next level. Because we believe fresh artistic voices like yours deserve a chance to be heard. Take part in our open call for Artists to Watch for the chance to win exciting prizes that are sure to get you noticed. Solo Magazine Feature:  Winners will receive a dedicated page in our magazine to feature your artwork and a short artist interview there too.     Home Page Spotlight: Your work will be featured right at the top of ArtConnect's homepage for art. Curatorial Review: One of our exciting international guest curators will provide a short review of your work and give their take on what made you stand out as an artist to watch. Social Media: We announce each of the winning artists on all our social media channels, where they will reach an enthusiastic international art community of over 60,000 followers. Dedicated Newsletter: Winners are presented in a dedicated newsletter that goes out to more than 28,000 subscribers. Digital Permanent Collection: Have your work included on ArtConnect's own profile page as part of our digital permanent collection.    Remember, your ArtConnect profile is your key to applying. Use your profile to introduce yourself, describe your artistic approach and create a portfolio of your work. Join ArtConnect's professional plan for artists to unlock even more ways to show off your work, and apply to this open call for free.  Submit your work for a chance to become one of ArtConnect's Artists to Watch 2021.
Berlin, Germany
Application fee
0 EUR for ArtConnect Pro members
15 EUR for up to 3 artworks
25 EUR for up to 9 artworks
Required documents
Artist Statement
Artwork / Portfolio
A free ArtConnect Profile is required to submit your work for consideration
Application type
Online Form
Justin Ross
Jury Members
Emma Enderby
Carlotta Mazzoli
Jessica Bennett
Previous Winners
Abigail Doan
GianMarco Porru
Gabriel Ribeiro
Elinor Sahm
Kaija Hinkula
Jia-Jen Lin
Romeo Alaeff
Meaghan Gates
Anne-Marie Giroux
Lisa McCleary
Laura Hart Newlon
Dorsey Kaufmann
Ayin Es
Selection Date