NOVA New Media : Interactive Art Prize

The Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and the Big House Contemporary Art Center, Wuhan, China, announce an international call to new media artists for a juried competition to win a $16,000 cash prize and a three-city expenses-paid exhibition tour beginning at the 2018 Prix Ars Electronica Festival in Austria, traveling to Big House Contemporary Art Center in Wuhan, then to New York. The inaugural NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize seeks to identify a visionary artist who incorporates new media and interactive methods in their work. The Prize is dedicated to uniting artistic concepts with future-oriented technologies, facilitating communication between artists and global audiences. Collaborating institutions for the NOVA Prize include some of the world’s most innovative art and cultural institutions, foundations, and art academies, such as New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art and Asia Society. The eight-person jury includes leading artists and contemporary art curators from the U.S., China, Austria, and Germany. The competition is open to artists around the world. The call-for-entries application for the 2018 award is available at from May 15 – July 30, 2018. After the jury reviews the digital applications, a winner will be announced on August 30, 2018. The NOVA New Media Interactive Art Prize will be awarded annually.

Application Information:

Material Requirement:
Interactive art portfolio; Artist’s profile (biography and CV); Artist statement and work description
Forms of Work:
Interactive installation; Art derivatives; Virtual reality; Augmented reality
Application Procedure:
Submissions from individuals, universities, institutions
Submission Link:


Call-for-entries: May 15 – July 30, 2108
Deadline for entries: July 30, 2018
Jury review: July 30 – August 30, 2018
Announcement of Nova Prize winner: August 30, 2018

Exhibitions:  September 2018 – January 2019
Ars Electronica Festival, Austria: September 6 – 9, 2018
Big House Contemporary Art Center, China: October 1 – November 1, 2018
New York City (location TBD): January 2019

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