Discovering the most talented students of Russian arts institutes and colleges, drawing attention to palliative care in Russia and the importance of pain relief for seriously ill patients. This contest is founded by Takeda pharmaceutical company and is designed as a socio-cultural event.
The topic of the Takeda. Art/Help. Overcoming contest is dedicated to the hard path that requires maximum concentration both physical and spiritual from the patients. The ability not to be little one’s possibilities, not to lose heart when facing failure, helps people in their various endeavors. Support and understanding are particularly important to those in pain.
The chairman of the jury, Semyon Mikhailovsky, Acting Principal of The St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture, named after I. E. Repin.: 'Overcoming is the basis of humanity. We overcome inertia standing in the way of development. We overcome stagnation on the path to renewal. We overcome difficulties and get valuable experience. Distance is nothing for us now but sometimes we cannot cut the distance between people’s minds.
Having initiated a creative contest, the organizers propose to think about the definition of the word „overcoming“ in different meanings and circumstances, real and imaginary. It must be expressive artistic image. Beginning artists are only limited in the size of the work but not in technique, manner or style'.
The contest is open for students of Arts institutes and colleges. Submitted works must show the artist’s interpretation of the main topic in any style, from figurative painting to abstraction. Canvases, sketches, watercolor, gouache on paper, as well as prints are all accepted. The work size must not exceed 1 meter.
Andrey Potapov, Takeda Russia Chief Executive Officer, head of CIS region: 'Takeda Company deals with palliative care that’s why giving spiritual support to patients makes a significant part of our work. The contest, which was held in cooperation with the St. Petersburg State Academic Institute of Fine Arts, Sculpture and Architecture last year, brought great results and inspired us to continue cooperation with young Russian artists. The contest’s final exhibition, which will traditionally take place at the Institute’s Italian hall under the aegis of the International Cultural Forum, will draw special attention to the problem of the development of palliative care in Russia'.
This contest is founded by Takeda pharmaceutical company and is designed as a socio-cultural event. The objective of the contest is discovering the most talented students of Russian Arts institutes and colleges and draw special attention to the need to improve the quality of life for seriously ill and palliative patients.
To apply for participation in the contest fill out the electronic form between July 17th andOctober 8th. The application must include personal information (a photo and a short biography), a concise annotation of the artwork and its electronic version (no less than 1200x1800px, 300dpi). Should you have any questions regarding the application form, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org