During its eleven years of existence, StartPoint has evolved from a national exhibition of graduation projects to an extensive project that follows young artistic talents throughout Europe. This year the team of curators looked at 35 art schools from 16 European countries in order to select the most interesting graduation projects, which will be presented at the exhibition. On the day of the exhibition’s opening, the international jury will award the main prize and several honorary mentions.
Apart from the introduction of young emerging artists, the project aims to create a platform for encounters between up-and-coming artists and experts across countries, traditions and genres. This coming together is also being facilitated by a residential programme for the overall winner and other prizewinning finalists, and a constantly growing number of European repeat showings.
This year, the exhibition of StartPoint finalists will for the second time bring to DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague the most interesting members of the coming generation of European artists.
StartPoint is organized by the Arbor vitae Foundation with support from the European Union's Culture Programme and by the grant programme of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic.