LOEWE Craft Prize 2018

LOEWE Craft Prize 2018


Call for Applications






LOEWE Craft Prize



Call for Applications: LOEWE Craft Prize 2nd edition

About the Prize

In 2016, the LOEWE FOUNDATION launched the international annual LOEWE Craft Prize to showcase and celebrate newness, excellence and artistic merit in modern craftsmanship. Aiming to acknowledge the importance of craft in today’s culture and recognise artisans whose talent, vision and will to innovate will set a standard for the future, LOEWE Creative Director Jonathan Anderson conceived the initiative inspired by LOEWE’s beginnings as a craft cooperative in 1846. ‘Craft is the essence of LOEWE. As a house, we are about craft in the purest sense of the word. That is where our modernity lies, and it will always be relevant,’ Anderson has stated.

Key Dates

19 June 2017: Entry site opens to submit works

31 Oct. 2017: Submissions close

Jan. 2018: Shortlist of finalists announced

April 2018: Exhibition of finalist works in London

May 2018: Winner announced

About the Craft Prize Entrants

The LOEWE Craft Prize seeks to acknowledge and support international artisans of any age (over 18) or gender who demonstrate an exceptional ability to create objects of superior aesthetic value. By identifying work that reinterprets existing knowledge to make it relevant today while reflecting its maker’s personal language and distinct hand, the LOEWE FOUNDATION aims to highlight the continuing contribution of craft to the culture of our time.

All Entries Should

Fall within an area of applied arts, such as

  • ceramics
  • bookbinding
  • enamelwork
  • jewellery
  • lacquer
  • metal
  • furniture
  • leather
  • textiles
  • glass
  • paper
  • wood, etc.

- be an original work, handmade or partly handmade

- have been created in the last five years

- be one-of a-kind

- have won no prizes previously

- demonstrate artistic intent.

The Prize

The Prize for the winning entry is 50,000 euros. The winning work selected by the Jury, as well as the works of the finalists selected by the Experts Panel will be included in an exhibition and accompanying catalogue “LOEWE Craft Prize 2018”, on view in London.


Distinguished figures from the worlds of design, architecture, journalism, criticism and museum curatorship will select the winner from the finalists shortlisted by the Experts Panel.

How to Participate

Read the Rules of Entry and make sure you comply with all requirements. All participants must be professional artisans 18 years or older. Entries may be made by an individual or collective (as a ‘group submission’). All nationalities are welcome.

Make sure the work:

  • demonstrates artistic intent in addition to technical proficiency
  • is an original piece, handmade or partly handmade
  • is recently created (in the last five years), and one-of-a-kind, and has not won any prizes previously
  • is innovative, in the sense that it updates tradition
  • falls within an area of the applied arts, such as ceramics, bookbinding, enamelwork, jewellery, lacquer, metal, furniture, leather, textiles, glass, paper, wood, etc.
  • Complete the online registration in English

You need 2 to 5 photographs of the work (or series) and optionally a video.

Write a brief conceptual statement about the work.

Application Deadline

Submit it before 31 October 2017.

About the LOEWE Foundation

The LOEWE FOUNDATION was established as a private cultural Foundation in 1988 by Enrique Loewe Lynch, a fourth-generation member of LOEWE’s founding family. Today, under the direction of his daughter Sheila Loewe, the Foundation continues to promote creativity, support educational programmes and safeguard heritage in the fields of poetry, dance, photography, art and craft. The Foundation was awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in the Fine Arts, the highest honour granted by the Spanish Government, in 2002. One of the primary purposes for which the LOEWE FOUNDATION was established was to support design and craftsmanship.

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