LOEWE has today announced the launch of the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019, the third edition of the international award.
Submissions for the LOEWE Craft Prize 2019 will be accepted until 31 October 2018.
The 2018 edition of the prize received close to 1,900 submissions from a total of 86 countries across the globe; potential candidates for this year’s edition are invited to study the guidelines and submit work at loewecraftprize.com.
The first edition of the LOEWE Craft Prize was launched by the LOEWE FOUNDATION in 2016 to showcase and celebrate excellence, artistic merit and newness in modern craftsmanship. It seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value, with the winner receiving 50,000 Euros in cash.
The award, which was conceived by creative director Jonathan Anderson, aims to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise working artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate set a standard for the future. The incentive for the prize goes back to LOEWE’s beginnings as a collective craft workshop in 1846.