The AWARE prizes are evolving!
Since their creation in 2016, the AWARE prizes have shone a new light on the careers of women artists and increased recognition of their work. In 2022, one of the two AWARE prizes, hitherto dedicated to emerging artists, is evolving to be awarded to mid-career artists, who are currently less supported by existing prizes and the art world in general. The laureate of this new prize, the Nouveau Regard prize, will from this year forth benefit from a residency at the Villa Albertine and tailored accompaniment by the A.I.R. Gallery in New York. As part of its partnership with AWARE, the Cnap (Centre national des arts plastiques) will offer the winner of the Nouveau Regard prize the acquisition of works that will join its collection. The Outstanding Merit prize for artists with a career spanning over 40 years remains unchanged.