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ABSA/SANAVA L’Atelier Art Competition for African Artists 2024

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ABSA/SANAVA L’Atelier Art Competition for African Artists 2024

The Absa L’Atelier Art Competition stands as a beacon of opportunity for emerging visual artists across the African continent, offering a unique platform to not only showcase their creative talents but also to engage with contemporary themes and societal issues. Celebrating its 38th edition this year, the competition, organized by Absa in collaboration with the South African National Association for the Visual Arts (SANAVA), is a testament to Absa’s commitment to nurturing artistic talent and providing artists with the essential tools and knowledge to flourish in an ever-evolving world.

The competition is distinguished by its generous offering of prizes designed to significantly advance the careers of the winning artists, known as Ambassadors. These prizes include state-of-the-art technology to support their artistic endeavors, access to a series of ten comprehensive online Masterclasses covering a wide range of topics from mental and financial wellness to career development and art professionalism, personalized mentorship from leading figures in the visual arts, and the chance to participate in an international artist residency. Furthermore, winners have the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition, with substantial support for material costs, ensuring their work reaches a broader audience and opens up new avenues for recognition and growth.


Open to artists aged 21 to 40 from a select group of African countries, the Absa L’Atelier Art Competition is now accepting entries for its latest edition. Aspiring entrants must submit a portfolio of four to five artworks through the Absa L’Atelier online competition portal, with the submission period closing on June 16, 2024. This rigorous selection process ensures that only the most compelling and thought-provoking artworks make it through, upholding the competition’s esteemed reputation. For those ready to take their artistic career to the next level, visit to apply and possibly join the ranks of past winners who have seen their careers catapult to international acclaim.

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