Rhodesworks International Competition for University Students

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Rhodesworks International Competition for University Students

Rhodesworks Design Studio is pleased to announce the Rhodesworks International Competition for international applicants. The contest is open to all artists from anywhere in the world, who are currently enrolled in a university arts program or apprenticeship program or within five years since graduation.

Through the competition, the Rhodesworks Design Studio invites emerging artists to propose any form of ‘contextualization strategy’ that generates a place-specific narrative for the sculpture Resolute Arch. Each winner will receive a $1,500 (USD) stipend for logistical support and travel to the event.

Who May Eligible:

You are eligible to enter if you meet all the following criteria at the time of entry:

  • Anyone from anywhere in the world is eligible to apply
  • Entries must individual artists, architects and designers regardless of disability, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, national origin, age, or socioeconomic status.
  • Applicants who are currently enrolled in a university or apprenticeship program anywhere in the world, or within five years since graduation.
  • Applicants studies or background do not have to be restricted to the field of Fine Arts, Architecture, or Design, but you should demonstrate an artistic trajectory in your practice.

How to Apply & Competitions Rules:

To apply, the candidate must submit all the following required documents via e-mail:

Motivation Letter (max. 250 words / 1 page): tell who you are, why would you like to take part in this project, and how it relates to your own practice.

Proposal(max. 500 words / 3 pages): Proposals should include a brief text introducing concept and strategy; a site plan or diagram; and compelling images of the arch in context. A large-format image with an overall view of the proposed arch installation is strongly encouraged. Other digital formats (links to a video, etc.) will be considered.

Rhodesworks seeks proposals that are contextual, brave, original, and critical, and (theoretically) feasible. Proposals should answer the following questions:

  • What is the narrative that you want to build around Resolute Arch in the specific location that you propose? Why is it relevant?
  • How would you achieve it? You should include an abridged ‘implementation strategy’ that includes a tentative budget and your envisioned project timeline.
  • Who would help you? Please list potential project partners and collaborators, indicating their role in the project.

Portfolio of past works(max. 3 pages): Show the type of work you do: a selection of your previous works over a maximum of three pages. If relevant, include links to online content (max. 3 links).

Proof of enrollment in an academic or apprenticeship program (1 page): include a copy of Student ID or graduation diploma, or other documentation that confirms status as a student, or graduate within five years of completing studies.


All submissions should be:

  • Written in English
  • Saved as a single pdf
  • A4/Letter size (landscape or portrait)
  • A maximum of 8 pages
  • Less than 10MB
  • Named following this format: pdf
  • Proposals shall indicate a specific installation site for Resolute Arch, and may further include forms such as spatial interventions, ephemeral performances, artistic designs, or other creative forms not mentioned by this brief, that would activate the sculpture in the given context
  • Applications will be accepted only via e-mail. Proposals must be sent by email to competition@rhodesworksdesign.com


  • Total $ 7500 award will be awarded to five selected candidates.
  • Authors of the five winning proposals will join Resolute Arch Art Support Camp at Burning Man located in Black Rock City, Nevada, USA.
  • Each winner will be given an early-entry ticket to Burning Man (26 August–3 September 2018) and
  • Each winner will receive a $1,500 (USD) stipend for logistical support and travel to the event.
  • The winning proposals may or may not be realized by Rhodeswork Design Studio, but will be published and featured as winners on the Rhodesworks website.
  • Each winner will be responsible for making their own visa and travel arrangements, including insurance. Rhodesworks will provide a letter of invitation if needed.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for the competition is 1st May 2018 (23:59 PST). Competition winners will be announced by 15th May 2018.

Original Website

For more information, contact the competition managers at Competition-at-rhodesworksdesign.com

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