Regulation 2024

(this page was last updated in March 2024)

PIPA Prize Regulation – 2024 Edition 

The PIPA Prize is an initiative of the PIPA Institute.  It was conceived to promote Brazilian visual arts and artists, stimulating national contemporary art production.

Its aim is to highlight artists with a recent trajectory, started within the last 15 years, with a promising participation in the Brazilian art circuit. The artists will be nominated by a committee of professionals active in the contemporary Brazilian art scene. Participating artists can run in 2 (two) categories: PIPA Prize and PIPA Online, as defined in this Regulation.

1 – Definitions

For the purposes of this Regulation, the following definitions are adopted:

1.1) PIPA Institute: a non-profit organization (NGO) headquartered in the city and state of Rio de Janeiro, at Rua Visconde de Pirajá, 509 house 1, Ipanema, CEP 22410-003, registered with the CNPJ/MF under the number 11.760.852/0001-04, responsible for the execution of the PIPA Prize

1.2) PIPA Prize Board: PIPA Prize’s superior management body is composed by Instituto PIPA’s representatives and invited guests, counting with renowned contemporary art experts, national or foreign.

1.3) PIPA Prize Coordination: a team of professionals and volunteers from the PIPA Institute.

1.4) Nominating Committee: 20 to 30 (twenty to thirty) renowned professionals that work within the field of contemporary art, invited by the PIPA Prize Board, and who will have the task of nominating up to 3 (three) artists to participate in the PIPA Prize.

1.5) Nominated Artist: artist who has been nominated by at least one member of the Nominating Committee, and has been approved by the PIPA Prize Board, which in turn, will judge whether their nomination is in accordance with this Regulation.

1.6) Participating Artist: artist who is nominated by at least one member of the Nominating Committee, who signs the Participation Agreement Term and complies with all the requests from the PIPA Prize Coordination within the specified deadlines. 

1.7)  Awarded Artists: the 4 (four) artists chosen as winners of the PIPA Prize by the PIPA Prize Board, amongst the Participating Artists (as defined above in item 1.6).

1.8) PIPA Online: category in which all the Participating Artists (as defined above in item 1.6), are invited to take part in an online voting.

1.9) PIPA Online Most Voted Artists:  the 2 (two) artists who receive the most number of valid votes on the PIPA Prize website,  during the second round of the PIPA Online current edition.

1.10) Participation Agreement Term: a document that must be signed by the Nominated Artist declaring that the artist is fully aware of and agrees with all the rules to become a Participating Artist.

1.11) Awarded Artist Agreement Term: a document that must be signed by the Awarded Artist declaring that the artist is fully aware of and agrees with all the rules that must be respected by the Awarded Artist.


2 – Governance

2.1) The PIPA Board 2024 will be composed of the following eight (8) members:

○ Ana Cândida de Avelar

○ Bruno Scharfstein

○ Lucrécia Vinhaes

○ Luís Antônio Almeida Braga

○ Luiz Camillo Osorio

○ Marcelo Matos Araújo

○ Roberto Vinhaes

○ Vitória Cribb

2.2) The PIPA Prize Board has the following responsibilities:

(i) To contribute to the credibility and visibility of the PIPA Prize, coordinating its management and execution.

(ii) To ensure compliance with the rules of PIPA, especially this Regulation.

(iii) To coordinate the process of selecting the members of the Nominating Committee,  the Nominated Artists and the Awarded Artists. 

(iv) To discuss and propose possible changes in the PIPA Prize  Regulation.

(v) Ultimately decide on any omissions and address any queries that may be raised regarding this Regulation and the PIPA Prize.

3- Participation

3.1) Participation in the PIPA Prize is free and occurs solely through nomination by one of the members of the current edition’s Nomination Committee and the acceptance of the invitation by the Nominated Artist.

3.2) The selection of the Nominated Artists for the PIPA Prize 2024 will take place as follows:

3.2.1) Each member of the Nominating Committee will nominate up to 3 (three) artists with recent trajectories, of no more than 15 (fifteen) years since their first institutional exhibition, whose works are believed to demonstrate artistic quality, to highlight today’s specificities/challenges and Brazilian cultural diversity. The members of the Nominating Committee should also consider, as a parameter, the relevance of the Prize for the better development and growth of the artist.

3.2.2) The PIPA Prize Coordination will extend an invitation to the Nominated Artists approved by the PIPA Prize Board. Those who sign the Participation Agreement Term and fulfill the requests of the PIPA Prize Coordination within the specified deadlines become Participating Artists.

3.3) The PIPA Prize Board will select 4 (four) artists amongst the Participating Artists. These four will be considered the Awarded Artists and will be the winners of the current edition of the PIPA Prize.

3.4) Participation in the PIPA Prize, as well as the accuracy of information provided to the  PIPA Prize  Coordination, are the sole responsibility of the Participating Artists.

3.5) Members of the Nominating Committee, employees of the PIPA Institute, and artists who have already won the PIPA Prize in previous editions cannot be accepted as PIPA Prize Participating Artists.

3.6) The following will be disqualified and excluded from participating in the PIPA Prize:

3.6.1) Artists who do not the criteria for nomination.

3.6.2) Artworks that are not authored by the Participating Artists.

3.6.3) Participating Artists who engage in any form of fraud.

3.7) May also be disqualified and excluded from PIPA Prize:

3.7.1) Nominated Artists who do not submit all required documents within the deadline established by the PIPA Prize Coordination.

3.7.2) Nominations by members of the Nominating Committee received after the deadline provided by the PIPA Prize Coordination.


4 – Awards

4.1) All Participating Artists will be entitled to:

4.1.1) A profile page on the PIPA Prize website in Portuguese, (www.premiopipa.com) which will be maintained after the current edition of the Prize, and can be updated over the years;

 4.1.2) A profile page on the PIPA website in English (www.pipaprize.com),  which will be maintained after the current edition of the Prize, and can be updated over the years;

4.1.3) Participation in a video produced exclusively for the PIPA Prize to be published on the PIPA Prize websites;

4.1.4) Inclusion In the catalogue of the current edition of the PIPA Prize;

4.1.5) Receive a copy of the printed catalogue of the current edition of the PIPA Prize;

4.1.5) Promotion of exhibitions and other events in which the artist participates on the websites and social media of the PIPA Prize and the PIPA Institute. This right is permanent for any artist participating in any edition of the PIPA Prize;

 

PIPA Online

4.2) The PIPA Online category will take place in two rounds. Only Artists who receive a minimum of  500 votes in the first round will advance to the second round. The vote count will be reset after the end of the first round and will restart at the beginning of the second round.

4.2.1) The two most voted artists at the end of the second round of the online voting will each receive a donation of R$5,000 (five thousand reais).

4.2.2) If only one artist receives 500 votes or more in the first round, only that artist will receive the donation in the amount of R$5,000.00 (five thousand reais), without the need for a second round.

4.2.3) If no artist receives at least 500 votes in the first round, no artist will receive the donation of R$5,000 (five thousand reais) 

4.2.4) In each round, each artist can only be voted once per person.

4.2.5) In the 1st round, a person can vote for as many artists as they want to. However, for the vote for a specific artist to be validated, they must vote for at least three artists in total.

4.2.6) In the 2nd round, each person can vote for as many artists as they want among those classified, but they can choose only one artist to vote for without needing to vote for other artists.

4.2.7) If any irregularity is identified, or if votes are found to have been made from non-authentic email accounts or through any attempt of fraud, such votes will be considered illegitimate and will be deducted from the count for the final result in either of the rounds of the PIPA Online.


PIPA Prize – Awarded Artists

4.3) The 4 (four) Awarded Artists, who are the winners of the PIPA Prize, will be entitled to:

4.3.1) Highlighted inclusion in the PIPA Prize current edition’s catalogue;

4.3.2) A group exhibition at the Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, scheduled for the period from August 3rd to October 20th, 2024;

 

4.3.3) Be featured on the websites and social media of the PIPA Prize ;

 

4.3.4) Each of the four PIPA Awarded Artists will receive a donation ofR$25,000.00 (twenty-five thousand reais) paid in two installments, The first installment of  R$15,000.00 (fifteen thousand reais) will be paid when all documents and materials required by the PIPA Prize Coordination, including the signed Awarded Artist Agreement Term, are submitted. The second, and final, installment, totalling R$10,000.00 (ten thousand reais) will be paid after the dismantling of the exhibition and the removal of any equipment or artwork from the Paço Imperial.

 

4.4) Award – Additional information

4.4.1) The same artist can be among the four Awarded Artists of the PIPA Prize and also be one of the two most-voted artists in the PIPA Online, thus receiving the corresponding donations.

4.4.2) The Awarded Artist who does not comply with the requirements of this Regulation will be disqualified and will lose the respective donation and benefits. 

5 – Participating Artists’ duties

5.1) All Nominated Artists must sign the Participation Agreement Term and send the material requested by the PIPA’s Coordination within the established deadline to confirm their participation in the PIPA Prize.

5.2) All Participating Artists must submit the data requested by the PIPA Prize Coordination for the creation of their page on the website and on the printed catalogue within the established deadlines to confirm their participation in the PIPA Prize.

5.2.1) The submission of images and texts that will compose the catalogue of the PIPA Prize, as per item 4.1.4, will be the sole and exclusive responsibility of the Participating Artists themselves, who must submit the files as requested and in accordance with the requirements of the PIPA Prize Coordination within the specified deadlines. Failure to meet the deadlines will prevent the Participating Artist from providing input on the layout and content of their pages, or even, if there is not enough material, result in the cancellation of their participation in the printed publication of the PIPA Prize catalogue.

5.3) All participants of the PIPA Prize must authorise in the Participation Agreement Term the use of their names, voices, sounds, and images of their works, free of charge, in any publicity related to the PIPA Prize, the PIPA Institute, and the PIPA Foundation.

5.4) All participants of PIPA Prize assume total and exclusive responsibility for any and all possible claims by third parties who may feel harmed by their participation.

5.5) All Participating Artists in the PIPA Prize must sign the Participation Agreement Term, in which they agree to follow the rules set forth in this Regulation, as well as to respect the schedule established by the PIPA team for all stages of the PIPA Prize. Failure to comply may result in the loss of benefits, such as inclusion in the printed catalogue of the PIPA Prize (as described in item 5.2.1).

5.6) The communication between the Participating Artists and the PIPA Institute’s team must be made through the email addresses premiopipa@premiopipa.com or conteudo@premiopipa.com.

6 – Awarded Artists’ duties (PIPA Prize winners)

6.1) The Awarded Artists must sign the Awarded Artist Agreement Term and submit the requested data requested to the PIPA Prize Coordination within the established deadline to confirm their selection as Awarded Artist in the Prize’s current edition. These artists must also adhere to the rules set forth in this Regulation, and comply with the schedule and requirements of the Paço Imperial. Failure to comply with these obligations will result in disqualification, and another artist will be chosen by the PIPA Prize Board.

6.2) All donation amounts to artists outlined in this regulation correspond to the total disbursement to be made by the PIPA Institute. Artists and/or their galleries, when applicable, are responsible for covering all expenses related to their participation in the  PIPA Prize and to the fulfillment of the obligations outlined herein. This includes, but is not limited to,  travel expenses, meals, insurance, assembly and disassembly, transportation of works, delivery of donated works, payment of any taxes or penalties to  ECAD (when music is used in their works), etc.

6.3) All amounts donated by the PIPA Institute to the Awarded Artists are gross in value, i.e. any taxes, fees, contributions, fines, interest on late payments,  etc are the responsibility of the artists.

6.4) The four Awarded Artists must present a proposal for the material to be exhibited at the PIPA Prize exhibition at Paço Imperial in Rio de Janeiro to the PIPA Institute’s curatorship up to 1 (one) month before the exhibition’s opening.

6.4.1) Within 15 (fifteen) days before the exhibition’s opening, the four Awarded Artists must provide the curatorship of the PIPA Institute with a list of the works to be presented, including complete technical details such as title, date, technique, and dimensions. Works not included in this list will not be exhibited.

6.4.2) The Awarded Artists are under no obligation to create new works for the exhibition.

6.5) The four Awarded Artists exhibiting at Paço Imperial must give priority to the PIPA Institute in acquiring exhibited works that do not belong to collectors. The acquisition price must be agreed upon between the parties. 

6.6) Any and all communication from each Awarded Artist and their team must be exclusively with and through the PIPA Institute team and never directly with the Paço Imperial’s team.

6.7) The installation and design of the exhibition of the four Awarded Artists will be coordinated by the curatorship of the PIPA Institute.

7 – Exhibition

7.1)  Each Awarded Artist must bring all materials,  including projection and sound equipment for their exhibition. The exhibition space for each artist is defined by the curator and the exhibition designer, taking into account the specificities of each work and the conditions of the Paço Imperial’s space. Any changes must be reviewed by the PIPA Institute coordination and decided upon in mutual agreement with the Awarded Artists. 

7.2) The Awarded Artists are advised to present previously unseen artworks, although this is not a requirement of the PIPA Prize. The organization suggests that, according to the dimensions of the work, the artist may present more than one piece. The Awarded Artist is solely responsible for the authorship of their work and will be legally liable in the event of plagiarism or any other inquiry concerning the veracity of the informed authorship.

7.3) The nature of the Awarded Artists exhibition has a collective and non-competitive nature. The PIPA Institute curatorship guides the Awarded Artists to ensure their respective works share the exhibition space fairly and harmoniously, respecting all those involved.

8 – General

8.1) The PIPA Prize has an exclusively cultural nature, not involving any kind of chance or connection with the purchase of products or services and therefore not dependent on any official agency authorization, under Law 5.768/71 and other applicable legal provisions.

8.2) The PIPA Institute reserves the right, at its own discretion, to change the terms of this Regulation, informing PIPA Prize participants in advance through notices on the PIPA Prize website, as well as via email,  always bound by legality, transparency,  and respect for participants.

8.3) The criteria for selection and judgment criteria are defined by the PIPA Prize Board, and there is no room for any challenge.

8.4) The loss of entitlement to the donation for one of the four Awarded Artists will occur if the artist in question is unable to receive it. In this case, the right to the donation will be transferred to another participant artist selected by the PIPA Prize Board.

8.5) Any questions, dispute or specific circumstances not covered by this Regulation will be considered and decided by the  PIPA Prize Board, whose decision is final and unappealable.

8.6) Participation in the PIPA Prize implies full agreement with this Regulation.

8.7) This is a free translation from the regulation in its official version, in Portuguese.

9 – Schedule

9.1) PIPA Prize 2024 will have the following Schedule:

  • January 26th (Friday) – PIPA 2024 Launch: Board announcement, Regulation and Schedule
  • February 16th (Friday) – Announcement of the Nominating Committee
  • February 26th to March 1st – Announcement of the Nominated Artists through boletins
  • May 31st (Friday) – Announcement of the four Awarded Artists
  • July 1st (Monday) to July 7th (Sunday) – 1st round of PIPA Online
  • July 15th (Monday) to July 21st (Sunday) – 2nd round of PIPA Online
  • July 22nd (Monday) – Announcement of the Most Voted Artists for PIPA Online 2024
  • August 3rd (Saturday) – Opening (intended) of the PIPA 2024 Awarded Artists Exhibition at Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro
  • October 20th (Sunday) – Closing of the PIPA 2024 Awarded Artists Exhibition at Paço Imperial, Rio de Janeiro + launch of the catalogue

9.2) Although significant efforts are made by the PIPA Institute to adhere to this schedule, given the large number of participants and parties involved, it is not possible to guarantee its complete compliance. 

10 – Communication

10.1) The main vehicle for the communication of the PIPA Prize will be its own website, in the Portuguese and English versions (www.premiopipa.com e www.pipaprize.com).

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