Launched by LOEWE’s creative director, Jonathan Anderson, The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize celebrates artistic excellence and modern craftsmanship around the world. With over two thousand submissions from over 100 countries this year, the fourth edition of the award is set to take place in Paris at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in 2020.
First established in 1988, The Loewe Foundation was created to promote originality and preserve heritage in the creative arts including dance, poetry and photography. Today, the foundation is led by Sheila Loewe, daughter of Enrique Loewe.
Winner of the 2019 LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize, Genta Ishizuka. Courtesy of The Loewe Foundation
“The fourth edition of the Loewe Foundation Craft Prize promises to build on the high standard set by our previous editions,” shares Anderson. “It has been gratifying to see how the Prize has been recognised as an important platform for craft and its role in today’s culture.”
An exhibition view of The Loewe Foundation Craft Prize 2019. Courtesy of The Loewe Foundation
Following submissions, thirty works will be shortlisted by a panel of artists, artisans, essayists, curators and designers. These works will then be displayed at an exhibition housed in the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and the winning piece will be rewarded 50,000 Euros (AED 204,346).
For more information or to participate, click here. The winner of the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2020 will be announced in Paris in Spring 2020. Watch this space.