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In July 2015 the Faber-Castell International Drawing Award will be presented for the second time at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg. This prize is awarded every three years by the Neues Museum in cooperation with the Faber-Castell company. The American artist Trisha Donnelly won the inaugural International Faber-Castell Drawing Award in 2012; her fellow nominees were Sevda Chkoutova from Bulgaria, Paulina Olowska from Poland and the German artists Sabine Moritz and Jorinde Voigt. The prize is awarded to an international artist aged up to around 40 who works primarily in the medium of drawing and whose innovative practice demonstrates exceptional potential for future development. The prize includes a monetary award of €15,000.
Five nominators have each been invited to propose one outstanding artist, and the five nominated artists will mount a joint exhibition at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg. Prior to the opening of the exhibition, an international jury of experts will select the award winner from these five contenders. The jury members and nominators change every time the award is made.
Faber-Castell, the globally operating manufacturer of writing and drawing instruments, has a long tradition of supporting contemporary visual art. With the Faber-Castell International Drawing Award, launched in cooperation with the Neues Museum in Nuremberg in 2012, an exciting new initiative has been created for the promotion and exhibition of internationally acclaimed contemporary art.
A cooperation between the Neues Museum in Nuremberg and Faber-Castell