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Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Open calls | 06 December 2018 - 30 August 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions.

The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, founder of the artists collective [ALLOY], whose work is being exhibited at the V&A, Barbican Centre and Whitechapel Gallery; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and twice selected for Public Art Network Year in Review projects; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Submissions are open until 31 August 2019.

There are two awards for entry: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all, including those eligible for the Emerging Art Prize.

Main Art Prize:

£5,000 prize money for the winner

Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica

Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists

£250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art

Art books courtesy of Prestel

 

Emerging Art Prize:

£1,000 prize money for the winner

Group exhibition hosted by Aesthetica

Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine

Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists

£150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art

Art books courtesy of Prestel

 

You may enter up to two works per entry fee, unless you are entering an Artists’ Film, in which case you may submit one work per entry fee.

If you are submitting a series, this is considered one work. We recommend submitting one image which shows the whole series together (ie. The series hanging on a wall) then further images to show the detail. Alternatively, you could create a single document file which is made up of multiple images (ie. Like a college or tiles)

There are no set categories this year, however you will be required to select the relevant discipline on the entry form.