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Christie's announces sponsorship of a grant for female young artist
The grant is open to any female artist from Mainland China especially those from remote or rural areas, with a university degree and no more than five years experience in the disciplines of painting, installation art, sculpture, video or other new media creation.



BEIJING.- Christie’s announced its sponsorship of the「 Grant for Female Young Artists 」 an initiative launched by the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation(BCAF) this year which aims to select and support four emerging female talents in the exploration and development of their careers in the art world, unleash their potential, and celebrate their creative energy.

The grant is open to any female artist from Mainland China especially those from remote or rural areas, with a university degree and no more than five years experience in the disciplines of painting, installation art, sculpture, video or other new media creation. The application period will be from May 13 to August 30, 2022, and each of the selected recipients will receive RMB 63,750 to fund her future artistic creations.

The jury will consist of a diverse panel of experts which includes Dina Zhang, Senior Specialist of 20th and 21st Century Art, Christie’s, Qiao Cui, President of the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation and Dan Cao, Publisher of The Art Newspaper China LEAP Works will be judged on artistic creativity, potential for continued excellence, and social engagement and winners will be announced in early November.

Rebecca Yang, Chairman of Christie’s China commented, "The thriving art scene in China is creating more opportunities for future talents. As the world ’s leading art business, Christie’s strives to uphold our commitment to local art communities. In joining hands with the BCAF through this program we look forward to nurturing rising stars especially those deserving young female artists and playing a part in building a more diversified and open environment in the art world."

Qiao Cui, President of the Beijing Contemporary Art Foundation: "As application for the grant opens, we eagerly anticipate the discovery of more emerging female talents who are self-motivated and creating art with outstanding thinking. BCAF values equality, freedom, and diversity for the future of the people, and our program will continue to support artistic exploration, international cultural exchange, and social innovation, through collaboration with a new generation of Chinese artists."










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