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Kiss-Pál Szabolcs kspal at aramszu.net
Tue May 27 16:32:44 CEST 2003

A Contribution to European Integration
Henkel Arts Prize for Photography in Central and Eastern Europe

Vienna, May 2003. Henkel Central Eastern Europe (Henkel CEE) is inviting
applications for the second annual Henkel Arts Prize for the Central and
Eastern European region. This arts prize, endowed with the sum of 5000
Euro, is designed to improve the understanding of the CEE geographical
and cultural region, as well as contribute to the process of European
integration. In support of young aspiring artists, Henkel is
additionally awarding a Young Artists Prize, with a monetary award of
1500 Euro. This will be granted to participants of KulturKontakt

"Artists-in-Residence" programme.

A central objective of the Henkel Arts Prize, initiated by Henkel
Central Eastern Europe and dedicated in 2003 to the field of
photography, is to raise awareness of the Central and Eastern European
cultural area. Henkel CEE has successfully persuaded KulturKontakt
Austria to be a partner in this project. For more than ten years,
KulturKontakt Austria has been managing arts projects in Central and
Eastern Europe.

Each year, it invites applicants from Eastern European countries to take
part in its "Artists-in-Residence" programme.

Interface For Central and Eastern Europe

Based in Vienna, Henkel CEE has established itself within the world-wide
Henkel Group as the regional headquarters for Central and Eastern
Europe. Henkel=92s success story in Central and Eastern Europe began in
1984 with the company=92s first pilot export project from Austria to the
east. Since the founding of its first subsidiary in Hungary in 1987,
Henkel has set up 50 other companies in Central and Eastern Europe. The
company has invested more than 174 million Euro to date in order to
expand its business operations in these emerging markets.

Today Henkel CEE is the third largest company within the world-wide
Henkel Group (surpassed only by Germany and the U.S.A.), and is
responsible for the markets in 18 countries with a total of nearly 350
million inhabitants. In addition to Austria, these are: Belorussia,
Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary,
Latvia, Lithuania, Moldavia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia and
Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia and the Ukraine. Henkel CEE employs a
total of 7200 people. In 2002, the company achieved revenues of 818
million Euro.

"Artists-in-Residence" programme of KulturKontakt Austria

KulturKontakt Austria=92s "Artists-in-Residence" programme provides for 
a stay of three months in Vienna, including the studio, accommodation,
insurance, a monthly grant of Euro 900,-, a one-time subsidy for
materials as well as an exhibition of the artist's work at the end of
the three-months period.

Two studios for the fine arts and one for photography are available.
Artists from the "countries in transition" in Central, Eastern and
South-eastern Europe are eligible to apply. The prize winners will be
selected by an international jury.

The application should include:

* a curriculum vitae and documentation of artistic development (in
English or German)

* examples of work in the form of photos, slides, folders and/or
catalogues (maximum size: A3)

Application material which has been submitted will be returned to the
owners after the selection process by the jury. Oversized work will not
be accepted.


to be postmarked no later than 31 August 2003. Applications are to be
addressed to:

KulturKontakt Austria
Att: Department of Visual Arts
Spittelberggasse 3/DG
A-1070 Vienna

Further information can be obtained from KulturKontakt Austria, at the
e-mail address
kultur at kulturkontakt.or.at, or by calling +43-1-523 87 65 ext. 43.

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