The second annual IPA Mobile Art Grant is open for submissions on iPhoneArt.com. The IPA Grant, now in its second year, is the only international grant program specifically designed to provide financial support for mobile artists emerging at the top of their field.
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This year, IPA introduces Jane Deering as Lead Juror. Jane Deering Gallery has been curating and presenting contemporary art by well established and emerging artists from the US and Europe for the past decade. Artists from the UK and Ireland are shown in collaboration with Purdy Hicks Gallery of London. Deering, a staunch advocate of contemporary art for most of her life, became interested in iPhoneography through the work presented on iPhoneArt.com.
“IPA members are on the cutting edge of emerging art. To be Lead Juror is a wonderful opportunity to find the best mobile artists working today,” Deering said.
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IPA’s 2011 grant recipient will receive $1000 to help further his/her mobile art career. The top 20 entrants will be published in a book produced by IPA featuring the most influential mobile artists of 2011. The top three will be guaranteed a spot in IPA’s first Los Angeles interactive exhibition, scheduled for May 2012.
There is no submission fee for the IPA Mobile Art Grant. Each entrant may submit up to 10 images, created in the past year. Submissions are open from December 1-31, 2011.
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“The IPA community is built around the idea that all artists can improve their craft by engaging in discourse with others, by offering critiques and comments, and being open to receive them. It is a place where long-term artistic relationships are created, where the more advanced artists mentor and encourage those who are new to the field,” says cofounder Daria Polichetti. “Each day offers work that is surprising and new.”