“Culturaquí 2021” Program Awards

The Ministry of the Presidency of the Principality of Asturias publishes the regulatory bases of the “Culturaquí 2021” Program Awards aimed at young people in Asturias.

Beneficiaries: Young people born in Asturias, or residents in the Principality of Asturias or descendants up to the second degree of Asturian emigrants, whose age does not exceed 35 years on December 31, 2021, individually or within collectives.

Award of the following prizes:


Any artistic proposal may be submitted: painting, sculpture, photography, engraving, installations, video installations, etc. The subject, the technique and the materials used will be of free choice.

The inauguration will be held during the second half of 2022 . The expenses derived from the exhibition (framing, insurance, transport, assembly, catalog edition and advertising) will be borne by the Asturian Youth Institute

They must present:

  • Curriculum vitae and artistic.
  • A dossier (photographs, CD, DVD) of at least 5 works, indicating the title, year of production, technique or materials, actual dimensions and, in the case of sculptures, weight.

Awards / Endowment: 5,000 euros according to specialties

  • Maximum selection of 6 dossiers, awarding each of them a cash prize of € 500.
  • The Young Asturias Award for Plastic Arts will be endowed with € 2,000, of which a minimum of € 1,000 will be allocated to the production of works that are part of the individual exhibition that will be presented at the Borrón Hall in 2022.

Deadline: until June 30, 2021 .


Asturian groups or soloists who have not edited or self-published, on one or more media, a maximum of twelve songs will be admitted. Nor should they have a current contract with a record company.

They may not present recordings under different names or, individually, appear in more than one group.

They must present:

  • Demo on CD, with a minimum of 8 songs, recorded by the same members registered.
  • Resume of the group or soloist, including a nominal list of components and instruments they play.
  • Lyrics of songs included in the CD.
  • Photograph of the soloist or group.


  • 3,000.00 euros for the “Pop-Rock Model Contest”, granting the winner a cash prize for said amount that will be allocated, within a maximum period of one year, to the edition of an audio CD with a minimum of six songs (300 copies) or an EP (150 copies) plus a video of at least one song.

Term: until September 30, 2021.


Originals that have been awarded in another contest or contest or by authors awarded in the last 3 editions in the modalities of poetry, narrative and theatrical texts of this “Asturias Joven” Award will not be accepted.

Modalities: Poetry, Narrative (short stories or short novel) and Theater Texts.

The originals must be original and unpublished, written in Spanish or Asturian, and that you have not been awarded in any other contest or contest.

They must present:

  • Poetry: a collection of poems with an extension of more than 30 DIN A4 type pages.
  • Narrative: a set of short stories or a short novel whose length exceeds 75 pages and does not exceed 120 DIN A4 type.
  • Theatrical texts: their duration will be the normal one for a performance.

The works will go in 2 envelopes:

Envelope A (closed and under motto and escrow): curriculum vitae and literary, headed by name and surname, age, address and telephone number.

Envelope B, under the motto and escrow appearing in envelope A, indicating in each case the type of the Prize.

Prizes: 3,000.00 euros for the “Young Asturias Award for Poetry, Narrative and Theatrical Texts”, granting a cash prize of 1,000.00 euros for each modality: poetry, narrative (short stories or short novels) and theatrical texts.

Term: until September 30, 2021.


Young people may attend this call individually or within a group of artists.


  • Any artistic proposal may be submitted: painting, sculpture, photography, drawing, installations, video-installations, etc.
  • The theme, technique and materials used will be free to choose.

They must present:

  • Curriculum vitae and artistic.
  • A dossier (photographs, CD, DVD) of the works, being essential to indicate the title, year of realization, technique or materials, real dimensions and, in the case of sculptures, their weight.
  • Description of the exhibition project to be carried out.

Awards / Endowment:

  • The selected artists will hold an exhibition in the Borrón Room (Oviedo) in the course of 2022, assuming the Asturian Youth Institute:
    • Edit a catalog, postcard, and poster.
    • Carry out the assembly and disassembly of the same under the technical direction of a Commissioner.
    • Insure the works at his own expense during the exhibition period.
  • The exhibited works may be put up for sale.

Term: until October 29, 2021 .


Young people who direct the short film that have not previously been awarded this award may participate in this award.

Modalities: free theme short film projects that:

  • They are developed in Spanish or Asturian.
  • Do not exceed 25 minutes in duration.
  • The papers presented must include:
    • Short film script
    • Budget
    • Shooting plan.
    • Shooting format.
    • Address memory.
    • Exploitation plan and planned exhibition format.
    • Any source of additional funding, accreditation, plan, documentation and information.

They must present:

  • Curriculum vitae and artistic.
  • projects in triplicate.

Endowment: € 5,000 for the sole winner of the Prize.

Term: until October 15, 2021.


In the electronic headquarters of the Principality of Asturias  the Service Sheets corresponding to each of the prizes, samples and contests included in the Program are published, which can be located by entering the code that is Indicates below in the header search engine (located in the upper right part of the page), where you will find all the information about them and the standard application form:

  • – “Young Asturias Award for Plastic Arts” and Plastic Arts Show: PREM0009T01.
  • – Pop-Rock Model Contest: PREM0009T02.
  • – “Young Asturias Award for Poetry, Narrative and Theatrical Texts”: PREM0009T05.
  • – Program of exhibitions for young plastic artists. Borrón Room: PREM0009T03.
  • – Prize “New Directors of the Principality of Asturias”: PREM0009T04.
  • – “Astragal Award”: PREM0009T06