Welcome to the Promising Artist Awards
University of New Mexico, Fine Arts is thrilled to announce our inaugural Spring 2021 Promising Artist Awards (PAA).
This opportunity is open to all of New Mexico’s talented high school Juniors and Seniors, creating in all disciplines of fine arts: musical solo of any style or genre, music composition, painting, drawing, filmmaking, theatre, dance, sculpture, art criticism, printmaking, photography, dramatic writing, and more!
The submission deadline is Friday, March 19, 2021. All submissions will be reviewed and selected by UNM Fine Arts. The students selected to participate will receive a notice on April 7, 2021.
Each student will receive a certificate of distinction and a special invitation to a virtual visit of UNM Fine Arts on April 21, 2021. Special scholarship prizes will be awarded to a select few PAA participants who enroll in UNM Fine Arts, up to $250 per freshmen semester. During this virtual visit, they will receive one-on-one developmental advice on their submitted work and helpful information on pursuing an education in the arts, by an outstanding UNM faculty member in their area of interest. These faculty members are nationally and internationally regarded as leaders in their disciplines.
To be considered, please click on the “Submit Your work” link to fill out the submission form and upload a video, image, or paper of your work that demonstrates your abilities and pursuits.
All submissions will be reviewed by UNM Fine Arts PAA committee.
Submission Form for PAA
Each student must include an Artist statement (no longer than 500 words) explaining how the work you submit represents your interest in UNM Fine Arts and the specific department you are interested in, for example, Art, Film & Digital Arts, Music, and Theatre & Dance.
For ART please submit a single PDF file of good-quality (150dpi to 300dpi) images for five works of art and demonstrating the breadth and concentration of the student’s creative experience. If work is intended to be viewed from more than one perspective, students can include up to three images of the same artwork. Please provide basic information about the submissions including the work’s category (e.g. Ceramics; Drawing; Fibers; Graphic Design; Jewelry; Mixed Media; Painting; Photography; Printmaking; Sculpture), year created, medium, and overall dimensions. Submissions need to represent the student artist’s original creative efforts and cannot be a direct copy of another artist’s work. Please do not submit work copied from published photographs, magazines, book illustrations, online images, or other publishing sites; please do not submit work if there is uncertainty to the original source of the work’s imagery.
For FILM & DIGITAL ARTS please submit one strong original creative work including, and not limited to a film, video, poem, script, journalistic article, and photo, computer programming for games, animation, business plan, digital photography, music & sound, multimedia piece, drawing, painting, etc. Please upload the file to YouTube and send us the link or use Dropbox for any file over 10mg.
For MUSIC please submit one musical performance (no more than five minutes). Performances may include an unaccompanied solo, an accompanied solo, an original musical composition (MIDI or live), a duet, or a small ensemble. Performances may be voice or any instrument (woodwind, brass, percussion, string, electronic, mariachi, rock, folk, digital, etc.). Please upload the file to YouTube and send us the link or use Dropbox for any file over 10mg.
For THEATRE & DANCE please submit one 2-3 minute video of you performing a theatrical monologue, dance, or original scripted piece (such as poetry-slam style performance or other performance work). When you make your recording, please find a neutral background for the video submission and begin with a slate (ie: your name, your high school, and the piece you will be performing). Please upload the file to YouTube and send us the link or use Dropbox for any file over 10mg.
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