XENO Prize – Artist Books

by Jessica Stolen
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In pursuit of its mission to present, preserve, interpret, educate and advocate on behalf of avant-garde art, especially forms that may be vulnerable due to institutional neglect, cultural bias, their ephemeral nature, or politically unpopular content, the 2024 XENO Prize for Performance Art and Artists’ Books, named in honor of  xenophiles, people who appreciate all people and cultures. 

  • The 2023 XENO PRIZE for Performance Art recipient will be selected from among proposals from the 2024-25 Franklin Furnace FUND (closing April 1st, 2024) for Performance Art, to receive $5000 in support of new work by an early-career LGBTQ+-identifying performance artist working in one of the twenty two United States where, according to the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, laws and policies ban gender-affirming care.
  • The XENO PRIZE for Artists’ Books will be selected from submissions to a Call for Proposals issued March 1 2024, to receive $5000 to publish one artist’s book on the topic of book banning/burning in an edition of at least 100 copies. 
  • Independent artist jurors will make the selections and both awards will be announced in September 2024. 

The 2024 XENO PRIZE is made possible by the Board of Directors, Members, and friends of Franklin Furnace Archive, Inc.

If you have any technical problems with the online application form, please check Submittable’s Knowledge Base. You may also contact support@submittable.com or call 1-855-467-8264 ext. 2 and Submittable’s technical support staff can help address your question. Please note that they are available Monday – Friday from 10am – 7pm Eastern Standard Time. For other questions, please contact proposals@franklinfurnace.org

OPENSMarch 1, 2024 12:00 am

CLOSESJuly 4, 2024 11:00 pm



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