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Supporting and recognising emerging artists all over the world.

A remarkable and prestigious international panel of jurors.

Long-lasting support and major exposure.

Submissions undergo an evaluation through a two-phase selection process.

The Darmo Art Prize serves as a powerful platform to propel the career of emerging artists of any nationality, providing them with a significant opportunity to gain international recognition. We are committed to fostering an environment that not only acknowledges the artistic prowess of emerging talents but also actively contributes to the longevity and sustainability of their careers, ensuring that their creative endeavours receive the attention and acclaim they truly deserve.

The Darmo Art Prize is accessible to artists up to 35 years old, irrespective of their nationality, gender, or chosen artistic medium. This award encompasses a broad spectrum of artistic practices, from painting and sculpture to installation, video art, and beyond. We look for artists whose practices challenge and/or build on to art history.

We are bringing to France a jury of the most exceptional international influence and distinction. It is composed of diverse leaders that will join forces to cover all aspects of the development of an artist's career: from exhibitions, residencies on our end, to institutional, market and public recognition.

The scientific side of the jury combines the most powerful networks in the art industry, while the other side is comprised of public figures that throughout their careers have redefined the industry around them. 

The Prize will be celebrated annually during spring, with occasional rotations of jury members, ensuring a continuous expansion of the prize's outreach and relevance. By winning this art prize, the chosen finalist will receive our year-long support.

The prize winner and finalists will be awarded an exhibition in Paris in October 2024, on the occasion of the official announcement of the award.

Submission requirements


To apply, artists must:

  • Be 35 years or younger at the time of their submission,

  • Have no exclusive representation in France, or a gallery-signed exclusivity waiver for co-representation by Darmo in France.


Please provide us with :

  • An up-to-date portfolio with your biography and CV, reflecting your vision and practice,

  • A selection of 1 to 5 artworks that you would like to be considered for the prize and exhibition in Paris,

  • A short statement of max. 300 words outlining how your practice integrates within history and the contemporary art scene.

Other awards, gallery and institutional exhibitions are not mandatory but a plus.

Submissions for the 2024 Darmo Art Prize are now closed.

2024 Finalists


Jury and selection committee announced to the public: February 2024

Artist application deadline: April 15, 2024


Finalists announced to the public: June 2024

Darmo Art Prize opening event with exhibition of all finalists, and official announcement of the winner: October 2024

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