Krupa Art Foundation, a new art centre in Wroclaw, has launched the first edition of the KAF Young Art Prize, a competition for young artists working in the field of painting. Entries can be submitted until 31 March, and three winners selected by the jury will receive €12,000 each!

The KAF Young Art Prize is part of our activities supporting creators of contemporary art. It aims to promote outstanding achievements, encourage bold artistic choices and help artists at an early stage of their development.

By awarding the prizes, we want to enable young practitioners to experiment and explore new paths without having to worry about the immediate future. The competition will recognise the most interesting new developments in painting that have emerged in the last two years.

Painting in the spotlight

The first edition of the international competition is open to artists aged between 18 and 35. They can submit works made with any painting technique and on any material, provided it was created no earlier than 2022. The finalists will be selected from entries received by 31 March by a jury consisting of Antoni Burzyński, Pola Dwurnik, Sylwia Krupa, Katarzyna Młyńczak-Sachs, Oleksandra Pogrebnyak and Aleksy Wójtowicz. Their works will be featured in the exhibition summarising the competition, which will be held at the seat of Krupa Art Foundation in the Market Square in Wrocław in June 2024.

Three main prizes

The KAF Young Art Prize does not fully depart from the competition formula, but introduces three equal main prizes to be awarded to three winners – each of whom will receive €12,000! All the other finalists (a maximum of nine artists) will receive an exhibition fee of €400. Applications can be submitted by 31 March via the online form.

The competition is organised by Krupa Art Foundation

a new independent contemporary art institution founded by Sylwia and Piotr Krupa in Wrocław’s Market Square. Our programme focuses on the promotion of contemporary art, with a particular emphasis on the work of artists from Central and Eastern Europe.

Our main seat is located in the Market Square in Wrocław and comprises three floors with several exhibition spaces, an immersive room dedicated to multimedia projects, a children’s corner, an art bookshop and a café.

We presentboth current art exhibitions featuring Polish and foreign artists as well as selected works from Sylwia and Piotr Krupa’s private collection, which includes works by prominent Polish artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

For more information on our programme see