Once again, the Deák Erika Grant is open for applications

Date: 2023.05.17
Over a period of five years from the 2020/2021 academic year, the owner of Deák Erika Gallery provides a professional grant of HUF 500,000 to a different Design Theory MA or Art and Design Management MA student of our university each year. The grant is open for applications until 4 June 2023.

The grant is awarded to bolster the professional attitude of students and provide help for developing their degree projects. Design Theory MA and Art and Design Management MA students in their last but one semester before graduation or graduating in the following academic year are eligible to apply.  

It is important that the entries should relate to Hungarian contemporary art and its potential forms of conveyance, which should be the subject the student wishes to explore in their graduation year. Each year, the recipient of the grant is selected via a competition jointly by the heads of programmes, programme leads and Erika Deák.  

The first recipient of the grant was Noémi Viski in 2020, who explored the environmental impacts of information technology, social and ecological issues also affecting our future and their alternative solutions in her research and resulting exhibition at the 111 gallery. The winner of the 2021/2022 academic year Luca Adamik submitted a research plan exploring the oeuvres of Hungarian neo-avant-garde and post-avant-garde female artists in a global context. The winning entry of last year’s recipient of the Deák Erika Grant Design Theory MA student Brigitta Ádi explored the character of urban public spaces through the ephemeral and location-specific artistic interventions of the early 90s. 

Gallery owner Erika Deák represents Hungarian progressive fine arts with dedication and expertise, helping advance the creative careers of MOME alumni Éva Magyarósi and Hanna Rédling, as well as József Bullás, József Csató, Attila Szűcs or Márton Nemes, among others. The Deák Erika Grant is her effort to support the career of her young future colleagues, and we are thankful for her contribution to the professional development of our students. 
Submission deadline for this year’s entries is 4 June 2023 | The detailed call for entries is available here. 

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