The Ivan Juritz Prize was established in 2014 to celebrate the creative explosion of the modernist era and reward art that seeks to ‘make it new’. Postgraduate students throughout Europe either from traditional academic disciplines or from creative courses are invited to submit texts, films, musical compositions, virtual documentation of artwork, excerpts of moving image work and proposals for installation and performance. Entrants are encouraged to play with form to make us think, feel and question. The prize is a partnership between the Centre for Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London and Mahler & LeWitt Studios in Spoleto, Italy. Winners in three categories (Text, Sound and Visual Arts) will receive £1000 each. Moreover, they will be invited to a joint two-week artist residency at Mahler & LeWitt Studios, which offers a unique environment for developing new ideas and artistic collaborations. All shortlisted works will also be showcased at the prize-giving ceremony in London and written up in the journal Textual Practice. From 2023, Granta Magazine will feature work from the Ivan Juritz prize winners. The deadline for submissions is 31 March 2024.
The 2024 prize is judged by Katharine Kilalea, Alvaro Barrington and Sadie Harrison.