What is New Surrealism?

The New Surrealist style is an extension of the Surrealist movement which was at its height in
the 1920s. Artist’s working within The New Surrealist styles combine relatable imagery in uncanny and unexpected situations within their work.

Can I submit work samples where I have used media other than paint?

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is open to artists working in the painting discipline. NYFA defines painting as artwork being created using paint of any kind on any surface.

You are able to submit work samples that includes multiple different media in the one work as long as paint is dominant media.

Can I submit more than one application?

No. Applicants can only apply once.

Can I submit more than 10 images?

No, 10 images is the maximum number of images you may upload for your application. You may
however chose to submit less.

I am unable to upload my work samples because my files are too big. What should I do?

Each image can be no larger than 4 MB. You can resize images using image editing software such as Photoshop, Preview, etc. We strongly recommend completing your application well in advance of the deadline to allow time for work samples to upload and to avoid potential technical problems.

Am I required to upload a CV? Are there any alternatives to a CV that I can upload?

Yes. The artist CV or artistic resume is required. This document should be uploaded as a PDF
and should not be longer than 2 pages in length.

Do I have to show proof of professional work in the art field/new surrealism?

The Recharge New Surrealist Prize is open to artists at all levels in their career.

Applicants do not need to have undertaken professional training or have been part exhibitions
be eligible. If you are a painter working in the New Surrealist style, you are eligible to apply.

What’s the difference between the Artist Statement and the Work Statement?

Your Artist Statement should be a short general statement about your artistic practice. For this
application, your statement should reflect on how you believe your practice fits within the New
Surrealist genre.

Your Work Statement should reference the artworks you have submitted as your work samples.
This statement should explain your ideas behind the bodies of work submitted and also explain
your process of creating the work.

Do I have to submit a Technical Statement?

No, the Technical Statement is an optional statement. If you choose to complete this statement, you should explain the key technical aspects of your work. This statement may be useful if you have used equipment/technical methods that are not evident in your final product.

Do I have to be a U.S. Citizen to apply?

No. Applicants do not need to be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Applicants must be able to provide a W-9 with a Social Security Number (SSN) or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) or EIN (after selection).

Can students apply?

Yes, students can still apply, so long as they are 18 years old by the submission deadline.

Can I view my application after it has been submitted?

You can view your application after you’ve submitted it by first logging into your Submittable account. Once you are logged in, click on the name of your account in the top right corner of the page. A drop-down menu will appear. Under “User Accounts” click on “Submissions.” On the next page, you will find a list of all your Submittable applications. Locate the submission you want to view, and click on the name of the submission. Click on the “Content” tab, and you will be able to see all of the information you entered for that application. You are also able to download a copy of your application for your records, including any of the files you attached to the submission, i.e. your work samples.