Established in 2015, the VIA Arts Prize is the UK’s only visual Ibero-American themed arts competition.

The VIA Art’s Prize’s mission is to deepen cultural awareness of Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese arts and cultures in the UK. UK-based artists of any nationality are invited to submit an original artwork specifically inspired by Ibero-American arts and culture. Through this specific brief, the Prize seeks to promote the significant global and historical reach of Ibero-American art and culture, both past and present, and encourage intercultural exchange.

ACALASP  (organiser)

The Association of Cultural Attachés from the Embassies of Latin American countries, Spain and Portugal is a non-profit organization that promotes these cultures within the UK. They run cross-cultural initiatives, events and competitions to provide freelance artists across all disciplines with creative opportunities, which simultaneously help to raise the profile of their Ibero-American home nations.

Itaú (sponsor) 

Itaú is the largest financial conglomerate in Latin America, with operations in 19 countries throughout the Americas, Asia and Europe. It is a universal bank with a range of services and products serving the most varied client profiles – both individuals and companies of all sizes, from major international groups to local micro-entrepreneurs. It has almost 50,000 ATMs and 5,000 full-service branches in Latin America. With the purpose of encouraging people’s transformation power, Itaú is recognised for its governance practices and management, which is focused on the generation shared value to its employees, customers, shareholders and society.

Itaú BBA is the Wholesale and Investment division of Itaú, and the largest corporate and investment bank in Latin America. Itau BBA International offers wholesale, investment, and institutional treasury banking activities and services to institutional investors and clients, based out of headquarters in London and with offices in Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Lisbon and Dubai. Further information: www.itau.com.br/itaubba-en/