12 Nov 2016

Competitions Passion to Perform

Yamana GoldToronto, Ontario, Canada

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: January 15, 2017 – Established in 2012, Passion to Perform is a competition with a mandate to foster the important contributions art makes to vibrant communities. The objective, since the beginning, has been to support and encourage emerging artists from around the world and develop a world class collection of work representing these artists.

Passion to Perform celebrates the interconnection between performance and passion, and aims to award winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

The competition is open to any person practicing art. Artists worldwide are welcome to submit paintings, drawings, sculptures and photography as entries to Passion to Perform.

The following prizes will be awarded in $USD based on a jury selection: $6,000 for first prize, $2,500 for second prize and $1,500 for third prize. In addition, a fund has been established to acquire additional artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection.

Pieces of art that become part of the permanent Passion To Perform collection may be displayed in Yamana Gold’s offices, thereby visually communicating a sense of performance to employees and visitors alike.

Entry is free, at our portal. We will only be admitting 2 entries per person.

The initial entry is online, followed by a second round of short listed works before final selection. Works entered must be an original composition created by the entrant. There is no maximum size or specific dimensions for the work.

The panel of judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Following this, approximately 35 artists will be short listed. Only works that are short listed from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging.

Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the short listed artists only via email.

The entrant must specify the price of the artwork in the online registration form, as part of the initial online entry. This price will form the “catalogue selling price”, in the event the corporation wishes to acquire the artwork. This price is independent of shipping and insurance which will be borne by the company.

The value for the artworks can only be up to USD $ 1,500 in order to accommodate the possible acquisition of the artwork by Yamana Gold. Any submitted artwork with a registered value higher than USD$ 1,500 will not be accepted into the competition.


  • January 15, 2017 : Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.
  • January 30, 2017 : Results of initial entry, including short listed notices and instructions on mailing of works are emailed to artists by this date.
  • February 6 : Results of final round of judging and award notices

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas that integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture driven by an entrepreneurial passion that is mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists.


Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 01 Jan thru Feb, Open to Artists Worldwide, and Special Opportunities. Income: *No Application Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, and Purchase. Opportunity expires in 39 days.

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