In October close to 100 young talents are competing in Nordic & Baltic Young Artist Award (NBYAA) aiming to identify the brightest emerging talents in the Baltic and Nordic region. The winner of the award is selected by international jury. Besides the jury, art lovers are invited to vote for their favourite young talent online at nbyaa.eu.
Voting for Public Choice award is open at nbyaa.eu until October, 21. The most voted artists will receive monetary prize of 500€. The winner of NBYAA is selected by international jury and awarded with 2000€, both awards are complimented by Capitalia. The winners of with prizes are announced at the award ceremony in Riga taking place in October, 25.
In 2018, there are all together 95 young talents attending the NBYAA competition – 20 from Estonia, 25 from Finland 13, from Latvia and 37 from Lithuania.
International jury selecting Nordic & Baltic Young Artist of 2018 includes Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger (Uniarts Helsinki), Jurij Dobriakov (Vilnius Academy of Arts), Andris Vitolinš (Art Academy of Latvia), Keiu Krikmann (Estonian Academy of Arts) and Andra Orn (NOAR.eu contemporary art platform).
NBYAA, started in 2016, brings the best works from the graduation shows in Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania together on a unified platform, making the selected artworks better visible to collectors, curators and art lovers of the Baltic and Nordic region, and support the newest generation of artists in their professional endeavors. NBYAA is coordinated by contemporary art platform NOAR.eu in cooperation with Art Academy of Latvia, Estonian Academy of Arts and Vilnius Art Academy, with University of the Arts Helsinki joining in 2018.