Prizes and Grants

SP-Arte continuously seeks to create and reinforce bonds that unite different players from the arts circuit. As such, it fosters actions earmarked for artists, curators, institutions and galleries. They are initiatives that leverage continued education opportunities through residency grants abroad, offered to Brazilian creators, and financial support for the development of creative projects.

Illy Sustain Art

Cópia de Plano de fuga n1 - Waléria Américo - Expo.Rosa dos ventos - BSB

SP-Arte is delighted to announce that the second edition of the Illy Sustain Art Prize was awarded at the Fair to artist Waléria Américo who received R$ 20,000 as part of this award. The Illy Sustain Art Prize honours Latin American artists under the age of 35.

Illy Sustain Art was founded in 2007 to promote contemporary art in developing countries. Among its activities, the Illy Sustain Art Prize is held in many fairs and important contemporary art exhibitions around the world, including SP-Arte since 2012.


paisagem líquida (vila borghese)

The first SP-Arte/ICCo Award grants were given to Marcia Xavier and Rodrigo Braga for residences at Esthia, in Rome, and Residency Unlimited (RU), in New York, respectively. The jury committee, Elisa Bygton (Esthia), Boshko Boskovic (RU), Daniel Rangel (ICCo) and Fernanda Feitosa (SP-Arte) reviewed 105 applications from 28 different galleries.

Rodrigo Braga exhibited his work at MoMA PS1 (New York, NY) and at RU (Brooklyn, NY). Marcia Xavier exhibited her work at the Brazilian embassy in Rome. Besides ICCo organizing and following up with the artists, they also organized the panel, A residência artística e a expansão do espaço e do tempo no processo criativo, presented during SP-Arte/2014, with the artists relating their experience.