The 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) are partnering with Art Central 2021 to present artworks by the 30 finalists of The 2021 Sovereign Asian Art Prize.
Visitors to the Fair will be invited to cast a vote for their favourite artist to win the Public Vote Prize and bid on their favourite work in the charity auction.
Talk: Creativity in a closed world: how the pandemic has impacted the way artists make art (in English)
Thursday 20 May 2021, 5 pm
Asia Society Theatre
Angela Mackay in conversation with Kurt Chan and Stephen Wong Chun Hei
Organised by Sovereign Art Foundation
About the Sovereign Art Foundation
The Sovereign Art Foundation (SAF) is a charitable organisation that was founded in 2003 with a well-defined twin focus: to recognise the growing wealth of contemporary art talent in Asia and bring the proven benefits of expressive arts to disadvantaged children.
In the same year, SAF launched The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, now recognised as the most established and prestigious annual art award in Asia-Pacific. The Prize increases the international exposure of artists in the region, whilst raising funds by auctioning shortlisted artworks and sharing proceeds equally between the participating artists and SAF. SAF uses these proceeds to fund programmes that support disadvantaged children using expressive arts. This model has so far raised over US$9 million for artists and charities worldwide.
In 2013, SAF launched Make It Better (MIB), an initiative that supports children from low-income backgrounds and with special educational needs in Hong Kong. MIB works in local schools and community centres to offer children a programme of expressive arts workshops designed to build self-esteem, confidence, self-awareness and interpersonal skills. SAF also supports teachers, social workers and caregivers of these children by introducing them to the therapeutic benefits of art.