MAC International is the largest arts prize in Ireland and one of the few major art prizes in the UK, offering artists from around the world an opportunity to exhibit at the MAC (Metropolitan Arts Centre) in Belfast, with a prize of 20,000 GBP awarded to the artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition.
Now in its fourth edition, MAC International presents a snapshot of the most exciting and ambitious art practices from across the world. Previous recipients of the MAC International Prize of £20k have been Mairéad McClean (2014), Jasmina Cibic (2016) and Nikolaus Gansterer (2018).
MAC International 2020 is now open for submissions through 26 March 2020 (12 midnight BST).
The judges for MAC International 2020 are Hugh Mulholland: Senior Curator, the MAC Belfast, Tanya Barson: Chief Curator, MACBA Barcelona and Nkule Mabaso: Curator, Michaelis Galleries, University of Cape Town.
The MAC is a cultural hub and since opening in 2012 has quickly become a beacon for the ongoing regeneration of Belfast. Open 363 days per year, it offers an eclectic programme of visual art, theatre, dance, family workshops and lots more.