Colección SOLO and Powland Network Powcademy, an Amsterdam-based collective dedicated to promoting sound art, launch the Powsolo Awards to recognise the best works in this artistic discipline.

The awards have been launched with the aim of supporting and recognising the best international sound artworks through a first prize and three additional mentions. The first prize, ‘Best Soundart’, will receive 10,000 euros and the opportunity to exhibit the piece at Espacio SOLO, the museum in Puerta de Alcalá (Madrid) which houses Colección SOLO. The jury will also select winners in the categories of ‘Best Emerging Artist’, ‘Most Viral Work’ and ‘Most Innovative Instrument’, with each receiving a 1,000 euros prize.

The call for entries to this first edition of the PowSOLO Awards opens on 30 November and closes on 28 February 2020. Competition rules, instructions on how to submit artworks and other relevant information on the awards can be found at Powsolo Awards site.

The winning artworks will be announced at an awards ceremony held in April at Espacio SOLO.

As part of its mission to support and participate in the international contemporary arts scene, Colección SOLO has teamed up with the Powland Institute of Soundart, a recognized platform working to back creative developments in this field, in order to launch these awards. Their objective is to recognise outstanding work, research and new creative visions in sound art. With these awards, Colección SOLO adds a new artistic discipline to those already supported through its patronage programs for contemporary arts.