The international art prize, "The Glocal Rookie of the Year", has been created by the Südtiroler Sparkasse Trust and "kunStart" to support up-and-coming artists in their careers and to underpin Bolzano"ôs reputation as a centre of culture. Prizes are still important milestones in the life of an artist. They increase prestige and highlight potential for lasting greatness. They represent a stepping stone on the way to the top, particularly for ambitious young artists. The accolade "Glocal Rookie of the Year", to be awarded annually, invites participants to demonstrate their engagement with the concepts of "local" and "global" in an original, creative and novel way. The works submitted will be examined by a jury of seven leading lights from the world of art and culture directly within the framework of "kunStart", where they will be uniformly displayed, with artist and associated gallery captions, in a specially dedicated area. In this way, the competition will become a further incentive for the still young but very promising art fair "kunStart" to concentrate more intensively on contemporary art.
RA Dr. Gerhard Brandstätter
President of the Foundation Cassa di Risparmio of Bolzano