2 Apr 2018

Competitions MAC International 2018

Metropolitan Arts CentreBelfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: April 27, 2018 – The Metropolitan Arts Centre (MAC) International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) in Belfast, with a prize of 20,000 GBP awarded to the artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition.

Now in its third edition, MAC International presents a snapshot of the most exciting and ambitions art practices from across the world. The 2016 MAC International exhibition featured work by artists based in Ireland, the UK and Europe, as well as from as far afield as the USA, Iceland, Cuba and Brazil.

The shortlist of exhibiting artists will be announced in Summer 2018 and the exhibition will run from November 9, 2018–March 31, 2019.

The judges for MAC International 2018 are:
— Hugh Mulholland is Senior Curator at the MAC, Belfast
— Anne Barlow is Artistic Director of Tate St Ives.
— Başak Şenova is a curator and designer.


The MAC is a cultural hub and since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast. Open 363 days per year, we offer an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.

Since opening in 2012, an amazing 1.5 million visitors have come through the doors of the MAC.

Metropolitan Arts Centre
10 Exchange St West
Belfast. BT1 2NJ

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 03 March thru April and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards and Exhibition – Group.

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