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The Cartier Award 2010

The Cartier Award for emerging artists living outside the UK is a major initiative by Frieze Projects in collaboration with Gasworks and sponsored by Cartier.

Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realised at Frieze Art Fair 2010 which will be produced under the auspices of Frieze Projects. Projects may take the form of site-specific installation; performance; film; video and print work.


Create a proposal that describes the artwork, the thought behind it and the production process.

Proposals should indicate that the applicant understands that the art fair is an environment distinct from a traditional gallery based exhibition format. It is not advisable to propose a work that could be presented at a gallery stand.


The Cartier Award includes:

  • A 3 month residency at Gasworks from August to October 2010 including 
accommodation, per diems and travel expenses
  • Project production costs of up to £10,000
  • An artist’s fee of £1,000


  • The Cartier Award is open to non UK based artists within five years of graduating from an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, or under 30 years of age.
  • All applicants must complete the online application form and include a proposal for the work they wish to produce at Frieze Art Fair 2010. All applicants must also submit a brief statement on their work and the relevant supporting visual material.
  • Applicants do not have to have completed a degree in an art-based subject.
  • The proposal should describe the work, the thought behind it and the production process, but should not exceed 100 words.
  • Each applicant can submit a maximum of one proposal. If more than one proposal is submitted, the most complete will be considered eligible and the other(s) will be discarded.
  • The chosen project should be realisable within the £10,000 production budget, and applicants should ensure that everything from research and construction to presentation and staffing have been considered, and are feasible within this budget.
  • Travel costs to and from the residency are included in the production costs for the award.

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