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2021 Application Deadline: Tuesday October 19, 2021 at 5:00PM EDT


The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is a $7,000 cash award for painters living in the United States and U.S. Territories working in the New Surrealist style. Funding is provided by the Gu Family of the Recharge Foundation.

Ensure you meet all Eligibility requirements:

  1. Applicants must be working in the New Surrealist style. The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement which was at its height in the 1920s. Artist’s working within The New Surrealist styles combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work.
  2. Artists must be painters. NYFA defines painting as work that involves painting of any kind upon any surface.
  3. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age at the time the application closes.
  4. NYFA employees, members of the NYFA Board of Trustees or Artists' Advisory Committee, and/or an immediate family member of any of the above cannot apply.

Students in bachelor’s or master’s degree programs are eligible to apply

Download a full copy of the 2021 guidelines here: https://www.nyfa.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-Recharge-New-Surrealist-Prize-Guidelines_Updated.pdf

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