DKV Seguros opens the 9th edition of the Fresh Art competition for young artists

El proyecto ganador será premiado con una beca de estudios valorada en 3,000., mientras que el segundo clasificado recibirá 2,000. y el tercero, 1,000.

DKV Fresh Art KIDS is an initiative by DKV Seguros that was born with the aim of promoting artistic activities among high school students, and awarding those that show creative talent in some field of expression in contemporary art. As from Tuesday 18 April, DKV will accept candidatures for the competition, which is aimed at young people between 16 and 21 years old.

Participants can submit their work in six disciplines: painting, photography, sculpture, drawing, video-art and graffiti. The winning project will receive a scholarship for €3000, while the second classified will receive €2000 and the third, €1000. In the three cases, €1,000 will be donated to each educational centre to invest in training material or activities. The contest, that receives support from the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV), is part of the ARTERIA DKV art programme, through which DKV Seguros promotes various projects aimed at encouraging artistic creation, as a path for communication and expression, a health drive and a way of encouraging personal development. Art works can be submitted from 18 April to 5 June 2017, through the website concursos.dkvseguros.com/freshart2017 or by phone on 900 828 405.

The call consists of two stages. During the first stage, a jury of experts will select 12 winners who will take part in the Campus DKV Fresh Art 2017 in the Fine Arts Faculty of the Universitat Politècnica de València. The course programme will be adapted to the artistic profile of the winners. In a second stage, as well as studying various art subjects, the selected artists will create a work of art during their stay in the UPV. This art work must be of the speciality for which they were selected as winner of the call. These art works will be subject to the verdict of a second jury of experts, who will assess the technical/artistic quality, as well as the inspiration and originality. Finally, three winners will be chosen. Thus, the Fine Arts Faculty will close for a week to the public to offer its installations to the winners, who will be able to create their art piece in the centre.

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, the DKV "Fresh Art" contest aimed at pre-university students and the 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.