One emerging artist will win the screaming pope prize
The Screaming Pope Prize is K-FEST’s very own unique visual arts award, including a cash prize of €1,000. A panel of judges comprising of acclaimed artists and critics selects the Screaming Pope Prize winner. Four finalists are also selected, each also receiving a cash prize.
2019 WINNER tom Mclean + his Work
Recognising outstanding emerging art
Mission Statement: The Screaming Pope Prize (SPP) is one of Ireland’s most unique arts awards, exclusively organised by artists for artists as part of K-FEST. Given for a single outstanding work of visual art each year, the award is a self-funded, not-for-profit initiative celebrating emerging visual artists. The SPP recognises exceptional achievement from an emerging artist at this stage in their development. We aim to encourage the pursuit of excellence, and seek to help promote the highest standards of quality in the visual arts.
K-FEST’S HISTORY OF Screaming Pope Prize winners
Entering your artwork and the selection process
If you are selected to exhibit at K-FEST, you are automatically entered into the Screaming Pope Prize.
During K-FEST, a panel of Screaming Pope Prize judges visits every art exhibition and selects (after much heated debate) four finalists and an overall winner. During a ceremony and celebration during the last night of the festival weekend, the finalists and winner are announced. The Screaming Pope Prize includes a cash prize of €1,000 to help you on your artistic journey, and other perks courtesy of K-FEST.