We have extended our invitation to artists active in different areas of art (film, theatre, music, fashion, visual arts) to form the jury of Krakow Arts Salon, since we are interested in various ways of looking at art. Although laureates of the awards will be selected from the group of authors of works presented within the frameworks of Krakow Arts Salon, the goal is not to select the “best” or the “most important” works of art created in Kraków in 2018.

Not all jurors who will discuss the works shown in the exhibition this coming October are experts in the field of contemporary art. We do not want to create an industry-specific event, during which art historians, curators, and directors of institutions discuss the binding hierarchies in the artistic landscape of Kraków. We would like the jury members to select the most interesting works, in their opinion, using the tools which they usually apply in their creative work, based on their own experience and sensitivity.

After a mutual discussion, the jurors of Krakow Arts Salon will grant the Grand Prix Award and select laureates in four categories: the Image of the Year, the Object of the Year, the Media Work of the Year, and the Process of the Year. Works sent to the competition are not allocated to any of the said categories straight away, because we have also decided not to distinguish works created by means of particular media. We want the awards to correspond, not so much to the technique applied, but to a possibility of reading a given work of art. Also, we do not exclude a possibility that the Image of the Year could be a video work, and the Process of the Year, an oil-on-canvass painting.

Krakow Arts Salon is not only an opportunity to meet a group of artists, but, first of all, to be in touch with the audience. That is why the sixth award will be granted by the audience itself through voting. The award, in the same amount as the remaining ones, granted by the jury, will be granted to the artist who will get the highest number of votes during the nine days of the exhibition.


Award amounts:


the Grand Prix of the Salon: PLN 20 000

the Image of the Year: PLN 6 000

the Object of the Year: PLN 6 000

the Media Work of the Year: PLN 6 000

the Process of the Year: PLN 6 000

the People’s Choice Award: PLN 6 000