Osten Biennal of Drawing Awards, Skopje

Deadline: 30 April 2016
Open to: everyone
Prize: grand prix, 6 first awards, world heritage award, golden osten awards, special awards


The World Gallery of Drawing draws its inspiration from the 40 years tradition of the World Gallery of Cartoons and represents a natural expansion of the scope of OSTEN by dedicating itself to fostering drawing and graphic arts.

The World Gallery of Drawing is the single event of its kind in Macedonia that keeps up with the contemporary trends in the area of visual arts and is a fast-developing one continuously being enhanced by new content in art on paper. Envisaged as a biennale event, Biennial of Awarded Artists occurs in between the years of the regular World Gallery of Drawing continuing to grant awards to the artist, thus stimulate their further production. As a part of the award GOLDEN OSTEN, awarded at each World Gallery of Drawing event, a residency in Macedonia is foreseen for recipients of this award.


The competition is open for everyone.


  • Grand Prix for life achievement- USD 5,000;
  • World cultural heritage award- USD 5,000;
  • 6 first awards each worth USD 1,000;
  • IMAF Awards;
  • 6 golden OSTEN awards;
  • Jury’s special awards and recognitions;
  • OSTEN’s special awards and recognitions.

How to apply?

Your newest art production (2013-2016) together with your CV and the application form send it no later than 30 April 2016 to address:

OSTEN Biennal of Drawing
8.Udarna Brigada 2, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

If you have any question please send to drawing@osten.com.mk.

For more information please visit the official website.

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