Application for STRABAG Artaward International 2021 Now Open

Published January 26, 2021

Application for STRABAG Artaward International 2021 now open until 5 Feb 2021. STRABAG Artaward has been awarded in Austria since 1994 and internationally since 2009. The art prize awards artists up to the age of 40 years, working in the fields of painting and drawing.

From 2021 to 2023, artists from Austria, as a permanent participating country, and the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic and Poland will be eligible to apply.

The international jury members of STRABAG Artaward International 2021 – all experts of contemporary art from the participating countries – will select a main prize winner (€ 15.000) and four recognition prizes (€ 5.000 each). In addition, art works of the winners might be purchased for The STRABAG Artcollection.

After the award ceremony and the collective exhibition of all the prize-winning works, each of the five laureates will have a solo exhibition at STRABAG Artlounge in Vienna. The laureates can apply for the artist-in-residence-program at STRABAG Artstudio in Vienna.


Participating countries 2021–2023

Austria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovak Republic, Poland


Important dates

 18 January – 5 February 2021 Online Application period at

  • 29 March 2021 – Notification after the preliminary jury
  • Mid of April 2021 – Submission of original artworks
  • 28 April 2021 – Final jury session in Vienna
  • Beginning of May 2021 – Return of original artworks
  • 17 June 2021 – Award ceremony
  • Starting October 2021 – Solo exhibitions in Vienna at STRABAG Artlounge 

All the details can also be found at

Please read carefully before applying. Please feel free to contact us with any inquiries.

STRABAG Kunstforum Team