First Plinth: Public Art Award 2019 is designed to offer sculptors an opportunity to extend their practice into competing for public art commissions. The winning sculptor is awarded £10,000 to produce a large-scale sculpture for the sculpture terrace at Dora House before moving to a second site at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The award theme is Progress.
The inaugural Women Make Sculpture: theCoLAB Commission will award a female sculptor £15,000 towards the research, development and making of work(s) to be exhibited at one of three possible outdoor sites on the University College London (UCL)’s Bloomsbury Campus from mid-October 2019. The brief is open as to material, narrative and theme but the work must demonstrate an interest in making and materials or be inspired by the context for the work. The award is open to professional women artists of any age working primarily in three dimensions, who are living and working in the UK
The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize was created in 2005 by the Worshipful Company of Painter-Stainers and the Lynn Foundation to encourage the very best creative representational painting and promote the skill of draughtsmanship. With prize money of £35,000, the Prize is one of the most prestigious awards to artists throughout the UK.
The Gilbert Bayes Award for early career sculptors (previously the Bursary Awards) is given annually by the Society to a small group of outstandingly talented sculptors. Selected by the sculptor members of the Society’s Board, the award provides vital support during what can be a difficult transition from study to professional practice. The award is open to sculptors of any age or nationality, with or without formal training and working in any style of media.
Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit up to four photographs or films for the inaugural edition of Flow Photo. The national photography competition and exhibition, developed by Future Water Association and supported by the Canal & River Trust, aims to raise awareness and encourage debate about water and waterways in all aspects as seen through the photographer and film-maker’s lens.
Showcasing the broad spectrum of contemporary printmaking across the globe, the IPB Print Awards welcome work created through both traditional and contemporary print processes, including 2D, 3D, video, installation and site-specific work.
An exceptional supported opportunity for makers and collaborators across all disciplines. Five awards, each worth £7,500, will be awarded to artists who need the opportunity, time, curatorial advice and logistical back up to develop their ideas and further their practice.
A call for bold, broad-thinking proposals that explore the potential of forests as sites for art. The Commission is worth £30,000 and proposals can be for work in any discipline or medium, temporary or permanent, site-specific or for touring to more than one location.
An opportunity for visual artists who are within ten years of graduating or establishing their practice. Twelve bursaries, each worth £1,000, are available to artists seeking to experiment as well as define and determine their own developmental needs.
An international Prize for works created in pencil - including water-soluble, pastel, graphite, charcoal or coloured pencils - that may be either 2D or 3D, but that do not exceed 182cm in their largest dimension.
The Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) Awards is an international open competition for contemporary visual art which has already established a strong presence in the London art world and which is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States. Open to artists working in painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, installation or video, the WAC Awards aims to promote and celebrate the diversity of the visual art scene both nationally and internationally.
Now in its 31st year, The Sunday Times Watercolour Competition is the largest and most prestigious prize for contemporary watercolour painting in the UK. Whether it be through abstract or figurative, contemporary or traditional, the competition aims to celebrate and redefine the beauty and diversity of watercolour and water-based media. Open to all UK-based artists, the competition offers a generous range of prizes including a First Prize of £6000, Second Prize of £3000 and Third Prize of £1000.
Photographers, both amateur and professional, are invited to submit up to ten photographs or films for the inaugural edition of Earth Photo. The international photography competition and exhibition, developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers), aims to enable a better understanding of the world around us through project partners’ complementary disciplines of Geography and the Environment. Earth Photo will focus on four key themes - People, Nature, Place and Change.
The Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, previously known as Jerwood Drawing Prize, is open to UK-based drawing practitioners, from student to established. This open exhibition is a platform for all drawing practitioners in the UK to showcase their work alongside leading contemporary artists in the field. An independent panel of selectors will select up to 70 drawings for an exhibition that will launch at Trinity Buoy Wharf, a thriving centre for the arts and creative industries. The exhibition will subsequently tour to venues nationwide. A First Prize of £8,000; Second Prize of £5,000; and a Student Award of £2,000 will be awarded at a private ceremony at Trinity Buoy Wharf in September 2018.
The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition has established an outstanding reputation among artists, collectors and enthusiasts for its unique curatorial approach. ING has proudly supported the exhibition for 20 years, which provides, a rare opportunity for works by lesser-known artists to be hung alongside contributions from internationally recognised names. The selected works will be shown in an exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London from Thursday 15 November - Sunday 25 November 2018. Artists are invited to submit up to six works in a variety of media: painting, print, sculptures, drawing and photography are all accepted. These works must be for sale, and should not exceed 20” (50 cm) in their largest dimension. Initial entry is by optional online registration, though artists who prefer not to register online beforehand may still enter and hand in their works at a regional submission point.