The European Art Contest

The Federation of Catholic Family Associations in Europe invites artists to reflect on the figure of Saints of yesterday to think and create together for today. How do we see in 2023 Patrons saint of the Catholic Church? The aim of this European Art Contest is also to promote the artists, and give them an opportunity to join in a different way of the international market of art.

2023 Edition: Who is Saint Joseph for me?

FAFCE invites artists to think and create together on the figure of Saint Joseph! How do we see in 2023 this Patron saint of the Catholic Church, Patron of fathers, and Patron of workers? This call for art works embodies two of the directions set by Pope Francis: the Year of Saint Joseph, and the Role of the Father in our today society.

The digital reproductions, send by the 3rd of March, 2023, will be evaluated by a jury of experts, who will inform the authors of the results on the 19th of March, 2023.

An electronic catalogue of selected works will be published on the Website of the contest. Winner will see their work awarded and presented during an exhibition at the European Parliament in April-May 2023. Exhibitions throughout Europe following the event are still under discussion.

We invite any artist interested, independent of his/her religion, to participate, with a special encouragement for young artists.

CATEGORIES

  1. Painting – drawing – graphic arts
  2. Sculpture – Ceramic – Stained glass
  3. Video – performing arts – dance
  4. Photography
  5. Music
  6. Comics

CALENDAR

Call for applications: 3 January, 2023

Deadline: 3 March, 2023

Publication of the results: 19 March, 2023

PRIZES

Each of the 6 categories will have a 3 prizes

  • first prize: 500 euros
  • second prize: 300 euros
  • third prize: 200 euros