Open call for the Young Artist of the Year Competition
ARTIST’S BRIEF 2019
Deadline for submissions 1 September 2019 (midnight)
About the award
Three unique organisations are collaborating to provide a significant platform and stepping stone for young artists. The new Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with Saatchi Gallery will discover and champion exceptional artists who are representative of contemporary Britain.
From an open call across the UK, we are seeking to discover 10 outstanding artists whose work demonstrates a strong and original voice, is of exceptional artistic quality. We’re looking for artists who represent the UK’s richly diverse population, and embody the experiences of their community. Artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences and whom represent unique viewpoints and will help start new conversations in the UK art scene.
The ten shortlisted artists’ work will be exhibited at the Saatchi Gallery in London for a VIP awards evening.
•First Prize | £10,000 cash prize
The winner’s work will be shown at the Robert Walters Group head office for a period of following the award and at an international presentation with UKYA in 2020.
•Second Prize | £5,000 cash prize
A second-prize winner will also be announced at the awards evening and will receive a £5,000cash prize, courtesy of the Robert Walters Group.
Eligibility - You must be aged between 18–30 (on or by Sunday 1st September 2019) and be allowed to work or study in the UK at the time of making this submission. If shortlisted, you must be available to be in London on Monday October 7th 2019.
Artists should be working within the following fields:
Applied arts; Ceramics, glass, textiles and jewellery
Digital arts; Moving image, performance video, technological arts
Fine arts; Painting, printmaking, photography, installation, sculpture
Judges will be looking for works which reflect the following:
•Diversity of Experience - We’re looking for artists who represent the UK’s richly diverse population, and embody the experiences of their community.
•Diversity of Expression - We’re looking for artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences.
•Diversity of Thought - We’re looking for artists who represent unique viewpoints and will help start new conversations in the UK art scene.and who can demonstrate a strong and original voice with exceptional artistic quality and looking to open up new opportunities for their work using this exemplary platform.
For full details, see HERE