In partnership with Les Beaux-Arts Paris.
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 2021 prize will be announced in February 2021 during the first 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 Chicago, an initiative of the cultural services of the French Embassy in the United States.