The OP_YOUNG mentoring programme is implemented by OP ENHEIM with young female and male artists in mind from 2020. It was born out of the need to support the local art community and to include its representatives in the critical and artistic discussion area of the country. We are pleased that the Berlin-based law and notary firm GENTZ, which is the Patron of the project, is also accompanying our activities this year.

OP_YOUNG, is also a symbolic opening up of OP ENHEIM to progressive artists and female creators of the younger generation, whose development we, as an institution, want to actively support.

To date, we have awarded eight female artists and three distinctions. Their works have been exhibited in our gallery spaces at our headquarters at 4 Plac Solny in Wrocław, and some of them have become part of the OP ENHIEM collection.


OP_YOUNG is aimed at all artists under 35 years of age who are associated with the Lower Silesia area. On the basis of the applications submitted, three people will be selected to take part in the programme, which will last for nearly a year.

1/ An exhibition at OP ENHEIM’s headquarters with full curatorial development;
2/ Prize in the amount of:

– 1st Prize: PLN 8,000.00 gross
– 2nd Prize: PLN 5,000.00 gross

Distinction: PLN 2,500.00 gross

3/ individual mentoring path
4/ the possibility of receiving a Special Award – selling your work to the OP ENHEIM collection;
5/ a month’s residence in the OP ENHEIM Residence House – Tarczyn, near Wleń;
6/ presentation of the works in the urban space of Wrocław on CTL media.


We invite artists and visual artists who are under 35 years of age and connected to the Lower Silesia area to participate. Please submit both existing projects and concepts ready to be realised. All interested persons can submit their proposals until 17 July 2023, 11.59 p.m. by filling in the application form found on the website