The Dutch Street Art Awards are back! After the successful first edition, artists and fans can now submit their favourite works of art for the second edition. With these jury prizes the organisation strives to honour the street artists who adorn our world.
The once undesirable subculture is now a fully recognised art form that is seen as an enrichment of public space. The amount of artists that make our streets prettier are growing with the day. This year the number of categories has changed a bit. Murals, stencils, posters, stickers, installations, sculptures and video projections will be judged in different categories, including Young Talent, Dutch Mural, Global Mural, Greatest Gallery, Street Photographer, Best Message, Local Event and People’s Favourite.
The jury consists of experts who are well respected in the world of arts and culture: graffiti legend Thomas Termaat (Joker), stencil hero Hugo Kaagman, 3D master Leon Keer, Andrea van der Pol (presenter of TV shows about art), Bert Hagendoorn (Dutch Digital Design , specialist creative agencies), Mirik Milan (night mayor of Amsterdam) and Jaime & Steve, founders of Brooklyn Street Art (BSA) from New York. The prizes will be awarded during a festive evening in June.
The Dutch Street Art Awards are an initiative of Amsterdam Street Art and Boomerang Create.
Lars (Amsterdam Street Art): ‘Street art is the balance between order and chaos in a city. With these awards we want to show our appreciation for the work of the artists and fans who make street art flourish.’
Bo The (Boomerang Create): ‘Street art is for everybody. You don’t have to go to an expensive museum, it’s everywhere. It’s a serious art form and therefore deserves serious awards.’
There are two ways of submitting: artists can send in their own work or fans can nominate their favourite work or artists at www.dutchstreetartawards.nl. The deadline is 17 April.