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Emdash Award 2013. Last call for entries

The Emdash Award returns to Frieze London for the third consecutive year in 2013 as part of the acclaimed Frieze Projects programme. The award is open to artists living outside of the UK, up to five years from graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree or under 35 years of age.

Thomas Bayrle, Sloping Loafers / Smooth, 2012. Commissioned and produced by Frieze Foundation for Frieze Projects 2012, Frieze London 2012. Photo: Polly Braden. Courtesy of Polly Braden/ Frieze.

The Emdash Award is part of the Frieze Projects programme, produced by Frieze Foundation, organized in collaboration with Gasworks and supported by the Emdash Foundation.

The recipient of the prize will have the unique opportunity to present their work at Frieze London 2013 to a significant international audience. Additionally the prize will cover production costs of up to 10,000 GBP, an artist’s fee, per diems, travel expenses and a studio residency at Gasworks in London from August to October 2013.

Entrance to the award is by open submission and the winner will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators.

Proposals for work can take the form of site-specific installations, performance, film, video or print work. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and its suitability for realisation at Frieze London.

The winner of the award will be announced in May 2013.

The Emdash Award winner in 2012 was Cécile B. Evans, whose work This Is Your Audio Guide was launched at Frieze London 2012 to significant critical acclaim. Find out more about her project and listen to the guide itself at

The closing date for applications to the Emdash Award 2013 is 16 January 2013.

For full details on how to apply see