We are living today in an extremely difficult and totally unforeseen moment. The world is facing the pandemic of the new coronavirus and asks us all to do social isolation. In this period, staying at home is the best way to stop and fight COVID-19.

Faced with these circumstances, we know that for many artists, in addition to the health dangers, this is also a crisis from a financial point of view. For this reason, the PIPA Institute decided to allocate an emergency grant of R$50,000 to support and encourage artists. All 480 names that have already participated in at least one edition of the PIPA Award (from 2010 to 2020 inclusive) were able to register for the “PIPA at home” notice. From April 10 to 20, these 480 artists were able to send us some works that are being made during social isolation. At the end of the exhibition, on May 5th, ten artists were selected and each received R$5 thousand.

The artist, in his intermittent productive condition, is one of the most affected in times of crisis, especially when every “exhibition” is banned. “PIPA at home”, to the extent of its possibilities, opened this notice to, in some way, be with the artists. We know that in the face of this crisis, solidarity and actions to support artistic production are fundamental. In addition, it was a purpose, with this support, to stimulate the discussion of the social effects caused by the pandemic and to generate an archive of what is being produced during the quarantine.

Read the “PIPA at home” notice below:


  • We invite all artists who participated in at least one of the editions of the PIPA Award (from 2010 to 2020 inclusive) to show in a virtual exhibition what they are producing at home.


  • The PIPA Institute will allocate a grant of R$50mil to donate to 10 artists. Each one will receive a donation of R$ 5mil.


  • From April 10th to 20th.


  • 10 artistas serão selecionados pelo Conselho do PIPA para receber a doação deste apoio emergencial de R$5mil.


Each artist may submit one work produced during this period to be presented in a virtual exhibition on PIPA’s websites.

  • The works must be presented in a maximum of 3 images or through a video with a maximum duration of 3 minutes.
  • All visual media can be represented (painting, sculpture, collage, graffiti, object, photography, video, etc).
  • If the artist feels the need to give some clarification or situate the work can send a text of up to one page.


  • Submission of registered works until April 20.


  • The PIPA Board will choose the 10 artists who will receive the R$5,000 grant.
  • All submitted works (following the required standards) will be featured on the  Prêmio PIPA and PIPA Prize websites.


  • By May 5th.


  • Participating artists authorize, entirely free of charge and unconditionally, the insertion of the images and videos sent, by any means or media, in all the dissemination and materials of the PIPA Prize and PIPA Institute.
  • The works to be sent must be of the registered artist’s own authorship, with no violation of third party copyrights.
  • The participating artist must assume full and exclusive responsibility for any and all claims from third parties who feel harmed by their participation in “PIPA at Home”.
  • If the artist wishes to participate in the virtual exhibition “PIPA at home” but considers that at the moment he does not need this emergency support, just indicate this wish together with the agreement and will be welcome in the virtual exhibition with his (up to) 3 images.
  • The purpose of this call is to discuss and sample what is being produced in this quarantine period, but artists can send unpublished works.


To participate, just reply to the email with the notice. If you are an artist participating in any edition of PIPA and did not receive this email, please contact premiopipa@premiopipa.com saying that you agree with all the terms of the notice above along with your work attached until April 20, 2020.

We are waiting for you. Take care and stay at home.

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