Research, Nominating and Judging Process
Throughout the year, the 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 200 museums and 2,000 exhibitions are vetted during the 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 their favorite exhibitions as well. Open Call Submissions for the 2018 GFAA awards will take place throughtout the month of May 2018.
In the summer, the Nominating Committee convenes to review the list of all potential nominees, and deliberates to select a proposed slate for the judges.
The Judges review the proposed slate, then make additions and deletions to create the official list of nominees. The 2018 Nominees will be announced in early October. A final round of judging and deliberation is done to select the winners- one in each award category.
GFAA will announce the Nominees via international press release, and on the GFAA website, in October 2018. The winners are announced live at the award ceremony in March 2019.
The program has expanded last year to include 2 new awards – Global Planet and Global Humanity.
Two final awards, Youniversal and YOU-2, are determined by online public voting and a twitter contest. All nominees are eligible to win these coveted awards. Voting will take place in the fall/winter, for approximately two weeks.
The Award Categories
The 2017 edition will include approximately 5 to 10 entrants in these 13 award categories:
2018 GFAA Judges
The 2018 GFAA Jury is comprised of these highly-esteemed art professionals:
GFAA Research and Nominating Committees
What Selected Nominees receive
All Nominees and Finalists will be featured in extensive public relations and on the GFAA website. Additionally, GFAA will create a uniquely curated video for each of the Finalists, which will be presented at the 5th Annual Award Ceremony, on the website and social media channels. All Nominees and Finalists are invited as our guests to the Award Ceremony in March, 2019, when the Winners will be revealed live at the red carpet gala.
For more information:
GFAA President and CEO
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