MAC International is the MAC's first ever open arts prize, offering professional artists worldwide the opportunity to exhibit in the MAC.
A substantial prize of £20,000 will be awarded to one artist deemed to have made an outstanding contribution to the exhibition. This is the largest art prize in Ireland and one of the few major prizes in the UK.
The exhibition, which runs across all three MAC galleries, will offer you the very best in contemporary visual art across all art forms including sculpture, painting, photography, film, installation and performance.
MAC International will build on the innovative visual art practice built up by the MAC and will offer a similar experience to the Turner Prize in Derry-Londonderry as part of 2013's City of Culture.
A jury of respected international curators have whittled down over 1,000 entries to the final shortlist of exhibiting artists. The winner of the £20k prize will be announced on 30 October at the MAC.