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The competition funded by Warsteiner brewery offers young artists from all around the world the possibility to gain a foothold in the international art market.

Who can apply?
Visual arts, Design, Urban art or Video – the artistic potential has no limitations at BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER. We are looking for artists who knowingly work at the interfaces between art and creative industries, whose works blur boundaries of traditional forms of expression. Since its beginning in 2010, BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER emphasizes interdisciplinarity, power of innovation, courage and progressiveness. For the last edition, more than 1,500 artists applied from 75 countries.

What characterizes BLOOOM Award
BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER consciously takes responsibility for the participating artists and is distinguished by a long-term support. For one year, the winner will be actively supported in his career: As part of a one-year mentoring by one of the jury members, the winner defines goals with the mentor to boost his career. Next steps are planned together and the winner benefits from the contacts and experience of his mentor.

All ten finalists get the chance to exhibit their works during BLOOOM – the converging art show in Cologne in front of 35,000 visitors. On-site they’re able to make valuable contacts with curators and galleries.

BLOOOM Award by WARSTEINER thus offers artists a special platform, to draw attention to themselves and their work.

closing date

31. July 2016


Earlier Event: 18 July
Frieze Writer's Prize 2016
Later Event: 31 August
The Aesthetica Art Prize