ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art
The world's only International Prize for Live Art
The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art was awarded for the first time in Kuopio during ANTI - Contemporary Art Festival 2014, on 24th September. In December 2014, ANTI announced the continuation of the Prize. The future of the Prize is secured with the Saastamoinen Foundation, which generously supports it.
The world's only International Prize for Live Art is 30,000 euros, making it one of the richest cultural prizes in the arts. The winning artist receives a cash prize of 15,000 euros and the same amount in the form of a production grant for bringing a new work to the ANTI Festival in the following year.
ANTI – Contemporary Art Festival is thrilled to present the four shortlisted artists for the 2020 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art and their performances in the Shortlist LIVE! Programme – a unique set of artists and artworks for a unique year.
The nominees for the 2020 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live are: Geumhyung Jeong (South Korea), W A U H A U S (Finland), Ingri Fiksdal (Norway) and Brian Fuata (Australia).
This year’s ANTI Festival marks the 2nd edition of Shortlist LIVE! and the nominees’ performances are presented through a mix of live, digital and remote showings during the festival taking place in Kuopio, Finland between 27th October and 1st November 2020.
ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art is an extraordinary award that marks, celebrates and supports extraordinary artists. On Saturday 31st October in Kuopio, we will award the Prize for the 7th time. An international jury considers the nominees’ work from the past few years and experiences their recent works in the Shortlist LIVE! Programme together with other audiences.
The ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art website is www.liveartprize.com
W A U H A U S
W A U H A U S is a Helsinki-based multidisciplinary arts collective that was formed in 2016. The collective creates contemporary theatre, performance art, and dance productions, as well as social choreography, lectures and workshops. The works of W A U H A U S are situated between different genres of art and take place at various venues from small black box theatres to urban sites, large stadiums, and the main stages of established theatre houses.
The members of W A U H A U S are scenographer Laura Haapakangas, director Anni Klein, scenographer Samuli Laine, sound designer Jussi Matikainen, choreographer Jarkko Partanen, new media artist Jani-Matti Salo and sound designer Heidi Soidinsalo.
W A U H A U S is known for their comprehensive audiovisual stage aesthetics and methods of shared authorship. The collective collaborates with other artists and institutions both in Finland and abroad.