Kudos Emerging Awards

Recognising and celebrating talent across all disciplines

From 2021 taking new shapes the Kudos Emerging Awards seeks to recognise and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at UNSW AD in three categories: Emerging Artist and Designer, Emerging Curator and Emerging Writer. 

The Awards this year hope to focus on artistic practice rather than a finished work alone. The Kudos Emerging Awards will be subject to a call out open to artists, designers, writers and curators at all levels. 

All unsuccessful applicants will be provided with collated feedback based on all the applications received. They will be provided with the opportunity to request feedback specific to their application from Arc AD and the Kudos Committee.  

All students at UNSW are encouraged to apply regardless of their previous experience! Kudos seeks a diverse range of applications, and is always on the look out for fresh ideas and an eager energy! The awards aim to be a stepping stone for the recipient to help build the confidence and skills in providing this exciting professional development opportunity! 

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Kudos Emerging Awards seek to recognise and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at the school of UNSW Art & Design in three categories: Emerging Artist and Designer, Emerging Curator and Emerging Writer. The Awards will be featured in Kudos’ new program focussing on artistic practice rather than a finished work. The application process will be a call out open to artists, designers, writers and curators at all levels. All unsuccessful applicants will be provided with collated feedback based on all the applications received. They will be provided with the opportunity to request feedback specific to their application from Arc AD and the Kudos Committee. 

Image: Alana Anne Cotton, "2012", 2019 Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer Award


What's Involved

Students can apply to the Kudos Emerging Award in the categories of;

Emerging Artist 

Emerging Designer 

Emerging Curator 

Applicants to the Kudos Emerging Awards will be judged by a guest panel of industry experts in the fields of art, design and curation, with finalists exhibited in the Kudos Emerging Award Exhibition. Winners of each category will receive a prize of $1500. 


How to Apply

Applications to the Kudos Emerging Award will open later in 2021. Check us out on social media and our newsletter to be notified when entries open!


History

The Kudos Emerging Award is an annual award by Arc @ UNSW Art & Design that seeks to recognise, nurture and support innovation and talent across all disciplines at our campus. Celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, the Kudos Emerging Award aims to promote excellence in visual art and design at UNSW A&D, to encourage experimentation and development of process, material and concept, and to display students' works to the broader community and to nurture critical and creative engagement and activity.  

The major award has been $1,500 funded by Arc @ UNSW Art & Design, followed by highly commended awards, involving a series of exciting prizes donated by arts organisations and local businesses. 

Previous Kudos Emerging Awards have included the Girl Genius Award, an independent prize guest judged by a prominent woman in the arts. This was established by Tess Allas and Miranda Samuels. Recipients have included; Claudia Nicholson, Marcia Swaby, Sabella D’Souza, Naomi Segal, and Isobelle Lowe. 

Each year we've invited prominent practitioners from the local dynamic arts community; in 2019 our guest judges included Danielle Karlikoff, Marikit Santiago, Naomi Riddle, with the Girl Genius guest judge Mikala Tai!



2019
Alana Anne Cotton

2018
Eva Nolan

2017
Sabella D'souza

2016
Sabella D'Souza

2015
Athena Thebus

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