SP-Arte constantly seeks out ways to create and reinforce bonds that unite different players in the art 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

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The Illy Sustain Art Award, which was founded in 2007 to support Latin American artists under the age of 35, was given to artist Dalton Paula, represented by Sé.

Illy Sustain Art was founded in 2007 to further young contemporary artists in developing countries. Among its initiatives, it offers the Illy Sustain Art Award, presented at contemporary art exhibitions and art fairs including ARCOmadrid, in Spain; Art Brussels, in Belgium; Art Rotterdam, in the Netherlands; Artissima, in Italy and, since 2012, SP-Arte in São Paulo.


ICCo/SP-Arte

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Marcelo Moscheta and Bruno Baptistelli, represented by Vermelho, and Galeria Pilar respectively, were winners of the 2016 ICCo/SP-Arte Award. The award, sponsored by SP-Arte and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea offers artists an opportunity to participate in residency programs abroad. Baptistelli will go to Residency Unlimited (RU), at New York and Moscheta to FLORA ars+natura in Honda, Colombia.

Since 2013, SP-Arte and ICCo – Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea offer an artist residency grant to emerging artists, represented by galleries participating in SP-Arte. This initiative promoted by the Fair, increases the dissemination of local artists internationally.


SP-Arte/Videobrasil

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In 2015, SP-Arte introduced its newest grant, the SP-Arte/Videobrasil Award. The program aims to foster and divulge the work by artists whose research contributes to discussions on the Global South. Haroon Gunn-Salie, the award-winner and participant of the 2015 Videobrasil Festival, was chosen for an individual exhibition during SP-Arte/2016, at Galpão_VB.