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Prix Dacos - Engraving contest

Dacos left us on 14th June 2012. He played a major role in defending and promoting the art of engraving in Liège and beyond. A teacher of engraving at the Académie des Beaux-Arts (“Fine Arts Academy”) in Liège, co-founder of the Biennale de Gravure (“Engraving Bi-annual Event”), of the “La Poupée d’Encre” (“The Ink Doll”) association, Dacos is everywhere regarding engraving or engravers. Dacos entertained the idea as regards the project, in introducing a prize which would support and stimulate young engravers. Also, the City of Liège, in close collaboration with the artist’s family, is organising the first edition of the Prix Dacos (“Dacos Prize”) on 2015.

This prize is intended to stimulate contemporary artistic creation. It will be awarded to an artist, aged less than 35 years old, who practises print engraving in the broadest sense. The candidates will come from all countries across the world. The prize will be given in the year corresponding to the International Triennal of Contemporary Prints.

The prize is an amount of € 2,500.

Useful information :
1. Contest registration is free, awared for artist aged less than 35 years old
2. All printing techniques, traditional or experimental, are accepted.
3. To participate, send a nomination file by post including :

* The completed registration form.
* A curriculum vitae
* Five to ten reproductions of good quality works accompanied by a technical data (specifying format, techniques). No original work, no file sent by e-mail will be taken into account. Applications will not be returned. The organization declines all responsibility in case of loss during the sending.

4. Deadline for sending applications: 1st November 2020 (date as postmark)
5. Dossiers must be sent by post to :

Administration du Musée des Beaux-Arts – PRIX DACOS
10 Quai de la Batte - 4000 Liège – Belgium.

6. A jury made up of representatives of the Ville de Liège, the artist’s family and external members will proceed with selecting projects

Registration form

Fanny Moens +32 (0)4 221 89 16