Deadline extended for New Northern £10,000 Arts Prize
The New Lights Art award, worth £10,000 to the winner, aims to provide a springboard for young artists to turn professional. Entry details can be found on http://www.newlights.org.uk/prize or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Entrants must be aged between 23 – 35 years, live and work in the North of England, as defined by the historic counties of Cumbria, Durham, Lancashire, Northumberland, and Yorkshire, or have graduated in an art-based subject from a college or university based in the North of England with a Bachelor’s or Post Graduation degree.
“We are keen to encourage new graduates who are either based, or have studied in the North, to enter. New Lights aims to recognise and promote aspiring young painters and the exhibition of shortlisted entries will provide a superb platform to showcase young talent”.
Entrants will be judged by Kate Brindley, Director of Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima) and a National Advisor for the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Art Funding Programme; Paul Hobson, Director of the Contemporary Arts Society and William Tillyer, the international artist who comes from the North East.
Paintings must be in oil, acrylic, watercolour or mixed media and the exhibition winners will be announced on 22 September 2011 at a special preview.