NORDIC BALTIC ART ACADEMY GRADUATE OF 2024!

WE INVITE YOU TO TAKE PART IN THE COMPETITION FOR THE NORDIC & BALTIC YOUNG ARTIST AWARD´24!

The Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award aims to support young talents at the beginning of their careers as professional artists and to offer both art enthusiasts and art professionals better access to discover young artists. The competition gathers the best works of BA and MA graduates of 6 art academies (Estonian Academy of Arts, Pallas University of Applied Sciences, Art Academy of Latvia, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Finland, Uniarts and Turku University of Applied Sciences) to the online platform NOBA.ac/award, promotes the graduation shows and brings international attention to the graduating students, who are facing the hardest moment in starting their careers.

HOW TO PARTICIPATE?

Submit a photo of your graduation project and additional information via an online form “AWARD SUBMISSION

You can add maximum 3 artworks.

WITH PARTICIPATING YOU WILL RECEIVE:

- Possibility to be spotted among international contemporary art curators 

- Option to be part of the Baltic and Nordic art community

- Possibility to create an artist profile on the biggest contemporary art platform in the Nordic Baltic region NOBA.ac

- Visibility among the larger public through Public award experience 

AWARDS:

The winner of the competition’s Grand Prix is selected by the international jury and is targeted to selected graduates from each academy. The winner is awarded a monetary prize of 2000 €, in addition, the jury will hand out the Painters Prize Award with a monetary prize of 1000 €.
There are many additional awards, including each academy special award and Viinistu Art Museums residency and exhibitions.  

The Public Choice awards is a category of Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award competition which is open to all the graduates of participating art academies. Everyone taking part in the Open Call has the opportunity to be awarded a Public Choice monetary prize 500 €, which is handed out based on the public voting on NOBA.ac art platform. The voting takes place in November 2022.

Fotografiska acknowledgement is handed out by Fotografiska Tallinn. 

The award winners will be announced at the end of December 2024.

2024 graduation show times

Turku University of Applied Sciences (Finland)

5.4.–28.4.2024, opening on April 4th.

Uniarts (Finland)

4.5-2.6.2024 MFA Degree Show 

Konstflack (Sweden)

15.5- 24.5.2024

Estonian Academy of Arts (Estonia)

30.5.-14.6.2024

Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania)

3.6-14.6.2024 https://www.vda.lt/en/

Pallas University of Applied Sciences (Estonia)

3.6-14.6.2024 

Latvian Art Academy

14.6-14.7.2024

Uniarts (Finland)

13.9-6.10.2024 BFA Show

PARTICIPATING ARTWORKS (information is added continuously):

Finland

Painting

Too Close by Eeri Ollila
Too Close  
201.5 x 152 cm
€3000
Under My Skin (and everyone that lives there) by Eeri Ollila
Under My Skin (and everyone that lives there)  
198 x 154 cm
€3000
All of me by Ville Laitinen
All of me  
180 x 300 cm
3/3 by Julia Aven
3/3  
150 x 180 cm
€2300

Sculpture

Collection of Endless Thoughts - Does Fruit flies Cry? by Salla Kemppi
Collection of Endless Thoughts - Does Fruit flies Cry?  
160 x 160 cm
€6700

Mixed media

frame by Olga Laine
frame  
170 x 250 cm

Video

I tried to capture him in the image but he disappeared by Mikki Noroila
I tried to capture him in the image but he disappeared  
100 x 100 cm
The Thing About Clapping Games by Siiri Torvinen
The Thing About Clapping Games  
100 x 100 cm

Textile

Only a One Year by Sasha Rotts
Only a One Year  
420 x 310 cm
€6200



  
 
 

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