Powerlong Art Award, initiated by Powerlong Cultural & Arts, is a recognition of the most representative contemporary artists and encouragement of excellency in artistic creation and exploration in multiple contexts. With professional evaluation as its core, a review mechanism supported by experts, art academies and institutions has been set up for the Award. A comprehensive collection and promotion system with independent election, recommendation, public evaluation, selection, award encouragement, exhibition display and marketing as its basic components has been established for the artistic-value-oriented award. An artistic ecology that includes artists, art collectors, art colleges, art institutions and other diverse elements for common development has been formed, committed to becoming an art brand for the discovery, support and improvement of artists.
In 2017, the 1st Powerlong Art Award on the theme of “fēi yóu shù zuò” (More than I can Feel), appealed to almost 2,000 artist applicants for the award, with more than 8,000 pieces of art works. A total of 20 artists won the award and the highest prize reached RMB200,000. The event, including 4 large-scale exhibitions, was covered by more than 150 media, during which more than RMB 2 million worth of works were sold, and the accumulative visits reached 50,000.
In 2018, nearly 2,000 artists, with more than 10,000 pieces of artistic works, applied for the 2nd Powerlong Art Award on the theme of “Beautiful Home”. 116 artists won the award, with the highest prize reaching RMB 150,000. Up to now, two relevant large-scale exhibitions have been held and covered by more than 100 media, during which over RMB 1 million worth of works were sold. The tour is still on.