DKV awards grants to 12 young people to attend the DKV Fresh Art campus

The campus will take place from 26 to 30 June in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)

DKV beca a 12 estudiantes de todo el país han sido elegidos para participar en la novena edición del campus DKV Fresh Art, una iniciativa de la compañía aseguradora que nace con la intención de promover las inquietudes artísticas entre estudiantes de bachillerato y grado medio, premiando a aquellos que destaquen por su creatividad en algún campo de expresión del arte contemporáneo.

Of the 12 winners, three are from Catalonia (25%) and another three are from Madrid. Two are from Valencia (17%). These three communities represent 67% of the grant winners. Other awards were given to students in the following communities: The Balearic Islands, Andalusia, the Basque Country and Murcia.

The winners will receive a scholarship to the DKV Fresh Art campus, to be held from 26 to 30 June in the Faculty of Fine Arts of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV). The Fresh Art campus is a programme where students can learn and share their ideas with some of the best creators in the country. At the end of their stay on the campus, the 12 participants will present a final art project, from which the winners of the 2017 edition of the DKV Fresh Art will be chosen. The winning project will receive a €3,000 scholarship, the second classified will receive €2,000 and the third will receive €1,000. In the three cases, €1,000 will be donated to each school to invest in educational material or courses.

In this ninth edition, the 12 winners were chosen from among the more than 1,000 participants who submitted 1,500 art works. The majority of participants come from Valencia, the region hosting the Campus, Catalonia and Murcia. Notably, this year there were many more participants from Galicia, the Basque Country and Navarre compared to last year.

There were six categories for participation. This year, the categories receiving more enrolments were Drawing (29%) and Painting (24%), followed by Photography (23%), Video Art, which is the category with the biggest increase compared with last year, with 11% of participants and Sculpture (10%). The minority discipline was Urban Art, with only 3% of enrolments.

A campus for learning and sharing

The DKV Fresh Art Campus will take place in the Fine Arts Faculty in the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) and will be directed by specialists in various art disciplines, such as drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, video art and urban art. The students will receive training on the techniques used by great artists.
During the workshops, the students will receive support from professionals in their respective disciplines. In this ninth edition, Pepe Romero will give classes on Art Theory and will also be a guide for visitors to the IVAM and the MuVIM; Salomé Cuesta will teach the discipline of Video Art; Sara Vilar, the discipline of Sculpture; Juan Canales, the discipline of Urban Art; Ana Teresa Ortega, Photography; Chema López, Painting and Antonio Alcaraz, the discipline of Drawing.

Throughout the week of the campus, the young artists will attend workshops and Art Theory classes and will visit the IVAM and the MuVIM. During this week, they will create the work to be submitted on the last day to the jury, who will select the winners of this edition. The prizes will be presented on 30 June in the Assembly Hall of the Fine Arts Faculty of the UPV.

This initiative is part of the ARTERIA DKV Art Programme, through which DKV Seguros promotes various events aimed at encouraging artistic creation as a vehicle of communication and expression, a health promotion initiative and a way to foster personal development.

The ARTERIA DKV programme also includes works from the DKV Art Collection, which holds approximately 550 art pieces created by 225 Spanish artists and the DKV company prize "DKV Arte y Salud" in collaboration with the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universitat Politécnica de València (UPV), which trains and promotes new artists.

The DKV Group is part of ERGO, one of the major insurance groups in Germany and Europe. ERGO, with a presence in more than 30 countries, focuses its activities in Europe and Asia. It offers an extensive range of insurance products, pensions and services. ERGO employs 43,000 people, either as salaried employees or as self-employed insurance agents. ERGO is part of Munich Re, one of the leading reinsurers and risk carriers worldwide.

In Spain, the DKV Group has a presence throughout the country. It has an extensive network of branch offices and doctor's offices and a staff of almost 2,000 employees who provide service to 2 million customers.