The next Salon de la jeunesse will open its doors on January 16 and will present 210 works created by 196 young and emerging artists. The works range from painting, photography, graphic design, ceramics, drawing, sculpture, installation, media arts and digital arts, among others.
Under the theme “The dream is the land of creativity”, the works were selected from dozens of submissions submitted to the Fine Arts Sector (a body under the Ministry of Culture) before December 2021.
This year, the ministry doubled the value of the prizes distributed to the winning works, with a total exceeding LE 300,000 (approximately $19,000).
The Fair will offer one grand prize worth LE 50,000 and eight other prizes worth LE 30,000 each in different creative fields. An incentive prize will also be awarded, worth LE 15,000.
The Salon de la jeunesse was launched by the Ministry of Culture in 1989 to support young emerging visual artists. First named Experimental Salon for Young Artists, the name of the event was soon changed to Salon El-Shabab (Youth Salon).
The show helped launch the careers of many prominent Egyptian artists, including visual artist Hany Rashed and renowned sculptor Ahmed Askalany.