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CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Passion to Perform 2018

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Event History

Passion to Perform is an initiative of Yamana Gold, which is a leading gold producer with operations and properties throughout the Americas. Yamana Gold integrates a commitment to sustainability and stakeholder engagement best practices in all its business activities. This commitment complements a performance based culture that is driven by an entrepreneurial passion mirrored in the passion and commitment demonstrated by many emerging artists. Passion to Perform celebrates the connection between passion and performance, and aims to award the winning entrants with meaningful compensation that can positively impact each artist’s practice and encourage them to pursue their passion.

What Makes this event different?

No fee to submit.


Call to all Artists!
Apply for the Yamana Gold Passion to Perform Artist Prize.

All artists are invited to submit paintings, photography, drawings, and sculptures as entries to Passion to Perform. Contest prizes will be awarded in $USD based on the jury selection. First prize $6,000, second prize $2,500, and third prize prize $1,500.  Additionally,  a fund has been established to acquire artworks from the shortlist of finalists, which will then become part of the permanent collection of Yamana Gold.

How to apply:

  • Entry is free.
  • The competition is open to anyone practicing art.
  • Each artist can submit up to 2 entries.
  • Judges will initially review entries made through the online system. Approximately 35 artists will be shortlisted. Only works that are shortlisted from the initial digital submission will be reviewed for final judging.
  • Notifications and instructions on the regional collection process will be sent to the shortlisted artists only via email.

Key Dates.

  • December 31, 2018: Deadline for online email entries, by 5pm EST.
  • January 15, 2019 : Results of initial entry, including shortlisted notices and instructions regarding the mailing of art will be emailed to artists by this date.
  • February 1, 2019: Results of final round of judging and award notice

For any questions regarding the art competition, please contact


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