Global Fine Art Awards (GFAA) is the first annual award program ever created to recognize the best curated art and design exhibitions and installations around the world. The research and judging criteria are innovation and excellence in exhibition design, historical context, educational value, and public appeal. This year is the sixth edition.
Art organizations and individuals are invited to submit nominations for these and all categories of the GFAA program, now through July 20, 2019. To qualify for the 6th Annual GFAA Awards, the exhibition or installation must begin between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019
Art Research Process
Throughout the year, the GFAA Art Research Committee searches to identify the best exhibitions and installations across the globe. The basis for the research and selection of nominees is ongoing and thorough review of over 50 sources of art editorial and critique. More than 2,000 exhibitions are vetted during the process.
Open Call Process
In addition to the research-based nominations, GFAA accepts open calls from museums, biennials, fairs, galleries and other art organizations. Individual patrons may nominate as well. THANK YOU! for your participation.
Selection and Voting
The Nominating Committee convenes to review the list of all potential nominees, and deliberates to select a proposed slate.
Then, the GFAA Judges review the proposed slate, then make additions and deletions to create the official list of nominees. This year’s nominees will be announced in by early November.
GFAA will announce the Nominees via press release, and on the GFAA website in November. The Winners are announced live in NYC at the award ceremony in Spring 2020.
Two additional awards, Youniversal and YOU-2, are determined by online and social media public voting. All Nominees are eligible to win these coveted awards.
The Award Categories
The GFAA Jury is comprised of these highly-esteemed art professionals:
GFAA Research Committee
GFAA Nominating Committee
Key dates and information
What Selected Nominees receive
All Nominees will be featured in extensive marketing, social media, public relations and permanently on the GFAA website. Additionally, GFAA creates uniquely curated videos for the most popular Nominees , which will be presented at the Award Ceremony, on the website and social media channels. Select Nominees are invited to the Award Ceremony in Spring 2020, when the Winners will be revealed.