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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018: Open for Submissions

Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018: Open for Submissions

New Judges, Prize focuses on Supporting Artist’s in Self Representing Successfully.

International law firm Ashurst and Oaktree & Tiger announce the launch of the 4th Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize, a major global prize searching for the most exciting emerging artists, across all ages, background and countries.

The winner will receive a £3,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition in the Ashurst Emerging Artists Gallery in London. The Sculpture Prize winner will receive a £1,000 cash award and a solo exhibition of their work, the Choice Award winner, chosen by Ashurst employees and clients internationally, will receive a £1,500 cash award and the East London Prize winner will receive £500. All Artists who enter before the 26 November will again be eligible for practical and individual feedback on their application to help support them in self representing their practice.

Renowned Corporate Art Expert and Writer Anthony Fawcett joins the panel this year, he is well known for creating the limited edition Beck’s Artist’s Bottles commissioning artists Gilbert & George, Damien Hirst, Jeff Koons, and Tracey Emin as well as inventing the Becks Art Sponsorship Programme and Becks Futures – the UK’s largest artists prize in 2000-2006. Anthony will be joining the returning eminent art experts: Artist and first female President of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours Rosa Sepple, Senior Lecturer at Sotheby’s Institute of Art David Bellingham, Director of the Schorr Collection Howard Lewis, Art Critic and Writer Aindrea Emelife, and Sculptor and Council Member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Briony Marshall with further Judges to be announced soon.

The prize will be supported by the UK’s leading independent art supplies retailer, Cass Art, who are giving a £500 gift voucher to the winner to spend on art supplies, and a £250 gift voucher for both the Sculpture Prize and Employee Choice Award winners. In addition there will be complementary, professionally led talks career development talks providing practical guidance for artists, and an extensive social media presence promoting all entrants, in order to benefit as many participating artists as possible globally.

Last year, the Prize received 3,743 entries from 1,516 artists from as far as Turkey, Spain, Brazil, Russia, Iran, India, Greece, Korea and China. The shortlisted and winning artists showed key themes that prevailed across entries of gender and sexuality, our relationship to technology and the fragility of the human condition, giving a snapshot of what is inspiring emerging artists at present.

Open to artists anywhere in the world, entries are accepted in a wide range of media. The feedback deadline is 26 November 2017 and the overall deadline for entries is 14 January 2018. The shortlist will be announced in March 2018 and final winners announced in June 2018.

Conrad Carvalho, Panel Chairman and Art Advisor at Oaktree & Tiger, said: “The prize audience grew significantly on an international level last year with entries from the widest variety of countries we’ve seen, and we are continuing to focus on supporting each individual member of our Artist Community equally as they work to develop their profile and practice. This year we’re pursuing new ways to deliver our career development talks
worldwide as well as offering new benefits, opportunities and collaborations via our platform.”

Full information about how to enter, including entry forms and rules, can be found online at