In partnership with Les Beaux-Arts Paris
and Villa Albertine
The SARR Prize funded by the SARR Collection will present three awards annually to current Les Beaux-Arts Paris students for excellence in a body of artistic work. The prize supports the vision and philosophy of the Sarr Collection, namely: "Recognizing the beauty and impact of the arts as a vector of societal transformation". As Patron of the arts, Catherine and Mamadou-Abou Sarr believe that it is critical to support and empower young artists at an early stage in their practices. The Prize is juried by a group of distinguished curators, artists and private collectors with overlapping expertise and passion in visual arts. The winners of 2022 prize will be announced in February 2022 during the second Edition of CRUSH in the historical Cours Vitrée of the Palais des Études in Paris. CRUSH is an annual art exhibition open to the public intending to promote the young artists of Les Beaux-Arts Paris to art professionals, gallery owners, curators, art critics and museum directors.
Three current students who have demonstrated excellence in art will be each awarded a EUR 5000 cash prize.
One award recipient will also benefit from a residency of the month in Chicago at the invitation of Villa Albertine in Chicago, an initiative of the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States.
Founded in 1817, the Beaux-Arts de Paris is both a publishing house and a center of artistic training, experimentation, exhibitions, and conservation of historical and contemporary collections. The Beaux-Arts de Paris trains high-level artists and is an essential part of the international contemporary art scene.
Created by the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs, and supported by the French Ministry of Culture, Villa Albertine offers a novel artists’ residency model in which residents choose the location best suited to their work within the host country. With a permanent presence in 10 major US cities, it aims to foster in-depth exploratory residencies for artists, thinkers, and culture professionals hailing from all creative disciplines.