STANISLAV LIBENSKÝ AWARD 2024
Terms & Conditions
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PURPOSE
Stanislav Libenský Award (SLA) was established in 2009 as the world's only international glass exhibition, and graduates are called for entry. In each past collection, the display showed many excellent works from 42 countries and 76 universities.

Stanislav Libenský is considered the most outstanding Czech glasswork artist and pedagogue. His works created in collaboration with Jaroslava Brychtová are presented in museums and galleries worldwide. Besides his career, he taught at the Academy of Arts, Architecture, and Design in Prague; he was a director and pedagogue at the School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Železný Brod, where he also permanently lived and worked for most of his life.

The competition serves as an international presentation of young glass artists. It aims to help develop glass art in the young scene and compare different working approaches. The initiator and the main organizer, the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass, hopes this competition, followed by a long-term exhibition, will help young artists enter the business world and explore the potential of glass.

ORGANIZER
Prague Gallery of Czech Glass (PGCG)
represented by Marek Vesely, the founder

PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISOR & CURATOR
Mgr. Milan Hlaveš, Ph.D. (CZE)

AWARD
The first prize is a summer residency at the Pilchuck Glass School in the USA with courses of your choice in 2025.
Other awards will be rewarded too.


REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
  • Applicant must be a graduate student in 2023 or 2024 (Bachelor or Master) with the works they are applying to without age limitation OR applicant must be under 25 with artwork made in last one year.
  • Any artwork may be submitted; however, pieces must be mainly made of glass. There are no requirements as to techniques.
  • Works must be completed. Incomplete or intangible works (e.g., ideas, sketches, or drawings) will not be accepted.
  • Each applicant may submit only one work, which must be available for the exhibition from December 2024 - January 2025
  • There is an administration entry fee of EUR 79. The entry fee is not refundable.
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APPLICATIONS 

  • Completed online application form in the English language
  • Select payment option
  • Description of the work (artistic aim – annotation) – (max.150 words) *
  • Photo of the applicant **
  • Digital image(s) of the work - (the minimum image size is 300 DPI) ** 
  • Up to three pieces of digital images or color slides must be submitted. Make sure that each one shows the work from different angles or in detail so that the jurors will be, during the preliminary assessment, able to understand the artwork precisely. 
  • Work may not be withdrawn since it has been selected.


ONLINE APPLICATION, PHOTOS OF THE ARTWORK, CV, AND ANNOTATION OF THE ARTWORK MUST BE SUBMITTED NOT LATER THAN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2024, AT MIDNIGHT (CET)!!!

SELECTION PROCEDURE

  • The object will be judged based on concept and execution.
  • The preliminary assessments will be based on sent digital images.
  • The final assessment will be based on actual work. The jury's selection is final.
  • The jury will not provide feedback on the non-selected entry.
  • The jury can reject submitted works for presentation if these do not tally with the selected digital images.
  • PGCG can exclude artists that do not meet the conditions before, during, or after the judging. 
  • The Stanislav Libenský Award 2024 nominees will be published on LibenskyAward.org on October 13th, 2024, and will be contacted by email. The non-selected applicants will be notified by email as well. 
  • The nominees will receive a License Agreement (in other words, a Borrowing Contract). 


THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES APPLY ONLY TO NOMINEES SELECTED IN THE PRELIMINARY ASSESSMENT. 

However, please read them carefully to understand the entire exhibition process.

TRANSPORT

  • The candidates are fully responsible for the object's professional packing, organization, payment of the transport, and eventual insurance of the shipment there and back. Damaged objects will not be included in the exhibition.
  • PGCG shall bear no liabilities for loss or damages to the works during the transportation.
  • The shipment must be sent to: 
  • Consignee: Pražská galerie českého skla (Prague Gallery), Petrohradská 216/3, Praha 10, 101 00, Czech Republic
  • Delivery address: Pražská galerie českého skla (Prague Gallery), Petrohradská 216/3, Praha 10, 101 00, Czech Republic, tel.: +420 272 101 121, Jana Taussigova, j.taussigova@lightinspace.com
  • The works must arrive between November 15th and November 28th, 2024, by the shipping agent or someone at the installation time; see below.
  • The packing should be suitable for the return shipment and marked with the applicant's name and the object's title. 
  • Different rules apply to transportation from outside the E.U. – please contact us individually before sending.PGCG will not cover customs duties or other fees concerning international transport (but sometimes, it is free of charge).

INSTALLATION 

  • If the participant (from abroad) plans to install their workpiece personally and s/he will come to Prague – the installation time will be November 30 and December 1, 2024 - 9 AM - 5 PM. It is optional, but we recommend you be present during the installation.
  • All object-specific necessities for placing the object must be included in the shipment, accompanied by clearly written instructions and visual material for unpacking, repacking, and putting the thing. The applicant should specify their preference for lightning presentation. PGCG will attempt to comply – with limits – to these wishes (e.g., only part of the work will be exhibited due to its size). If the applicant has specific requirements (e.g., size of the pedestal, video, tablet), they must take care of it. PGCG will help them
  • However, PGCG shall bear no responsibility if the work is not correctly displayed in the final assessment and the exhibition due to its complicated assembly/installation requirements.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE WINNER OF SLA 2024

  • The final assessment will be held on December 3, 2024, at Clam-Gallas Palace, Prague 1, Czech Republic.
  • The official award ceremony – Gala Evening - will be on December 3rd, 6 PM.
  • Personal attendance is highly recommended!
  • The opening of the exhibition will follow the Gala evening.
  • All applicants (including the non-selected) will receive a VIP invitation for two persons.
  • All the selected during the preliminary assessment and submitted on time and in good condition will be exhibited at the exhibition Stanislav Libenský Award 2024

CATALOG  

  • An exhibition catalog (Czech-English) containing pictures of all the works selected during the preliminary assessment will be published online or in hard copy.
  • The catalog will consist of the applicant's description of the work (artistic aim – annotation), technique, dimension, photo of the applicant, and the outcome. PGCG may choose which image will be selected for the catalog and partially (mainly shortening) modify the text. The texts will be translated into Czech and corrected by a proofreader. 
  • Each applicant selected during the preliminary assessment will receive two free copies of the catalog.

MANAGEMENT OF WORKS DURING THE EXHIBITION

  • Intellectual property rights are used as follows: The organizer and other related public organizations shall be allowed free use of the rights to the submitted works for public relations and exhibition purposes. This shall include free use of the proposed digital images for the exhibition catalog and other material that publicizes the exhibition.
  • The intellectual property rights to the submitted work reside entirely with the artist. No time limit shall be placed on such use of the intellectual property rights.
  • The exhibited objects will be insured against fire, natural disaster, and theft, not against breakage.

MANAGEMENT OF WORKS AFTER THE EXHIBITION 

  • Specify whether you agree to sell your work in the Application Form. If a prospective purchaser of the work and the applicant has decided to sell their work, PGCG will sell the artwork after the exhibition at a retail price calculated based on the Artist's Price.
  • In case of interest, the work can be moved after the exhibition to the premises of PGCG (the exact period will be specified in the contract). In such a case, a new License Agreement needs to be signed. The exhibiting space at the premises of PGCG is less ample than the exhibiting venues. Therefore, not all objects can be exhibited there. PGCG may not accept some of the artwork for exhibition. If the work is not purchased during the show or the presentation at PGCG premises and the applicant does not request it to be returned, it can be donated to the permanent collection of PGCG. Therefore, on the assumption of such a case, specify your choice in the Borrowing Contract.

DE-INSTALLATION AND RETURN OF WORKS

  • De-installation will occur after the exhibition's end directly from the exhibition venue on January 5, 2025, from 9 AM to 6 PM.
  • If none of the above-mentioned options (sold, exhibited in PGCG, or donated to PGCG) apply, these works must be returned. The applicant is responsible for organizing and paying for the transport back. 
  • We can store the work for one month free of charge. After that we will charge 10 EUR per day. Works not collected within six months will be forfeited to the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass.
  • The official art specialists will entrust the repacking of the works. If any damage is found in the object when the applicant receives it, the applicant shall contact the shipping company for negotiation, not PGCG. 
  • Regarding the conditions for returning work outside the E.U., please get in touch with us individually!

DISCLAIMER

The dates stated in these terms and conditions are subject to change. Any changes will be notified promptly.


CONTACT

Pražska galerie českého skla (Prague Gallery of Czech Glass)

Petrohradská 216/3, 101 00 Prague 10, Czech Republic

Phone: +420 272101121

Email: info@praguegallery.com


* If the author is selected for the preliminary assessment, this information will be published in the catalog and exhibition.

**The Author who provides photographs of their work or the creation(s) from their archive to the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass declares that s/he is the legitimate holder of the property rights to these photos. The author also states that he is entitled to provide rights to use the photographs - a license (especially for further distributing their print copies and communicating the photos to the public electronically). The author also provides free-of-charge rights to use pictures for the exhibition's catalog and other media presentations.  

In case the author does not have property rights and is not entitled to provide rights to use these photos, s/he is the one who is liable for the damage caused to the Prague Gallery of Czech Glass.

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