MAGIC OF PERSIA CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE
The Magic of Persia Contemporary Art Prize (MOP CAP) is a worldwide search for the next generation of contemporary Iranian visual artists who have the potential to make a significant impact in their field. The goal of the prize is to provide an opportunity for emerging artists to gain international exposure, and to engage in artistic experimentation and cultural exchange. Through its archival material, including an online artist database and printed publications, MOP CAP aims to provide an educational interchange and contribute to the development of Iranian art and culture.
MOP CAP is open to young, emerging Iranian visual artists, living in and outside of Iran, through an online application. To view the eligibility criteria and for more information on the application process click here.
The MOP CAP Winner receives a one-year mentorship with a London-based curator resulting in a solo exhibition at a leading gallery space in London, as well as a three-month residency at The Delfina Foundation.
For more information visit the MOP CAP website
TALKS AT THE BRITISH MUSEUM
In 2012 Magic of Persia, in partnership with the British Museum, launched "An Introduction on Different Perspectives on Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art", a series of public programs sponsored by the charity. With two events held each year, this program focuses on the increased interest in Iranian art and features Iranian artists, curators, and critics. These talks explore the oeuvre of significant Iranian artistic figures and assess the legacy and importance of these artists' works within the context of modern and contemporary Iranian art production and beyond. Each panel discussion includes leading figures in the Modern and Contemporary Art industry.