Title Call for Entries: Art Prize
Organization Aesthetica Magazine
Closing Date Saturday, August 31, 2019
Location York, England, UK

Aesthetica Art Prize is Open for Entries

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, whose work has been 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.

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Submissions are open until 31 August 2019 UK time (BST) midnight is 6:00 PM (CDT)

Entry Fee: £24  (approximately $30 US)

To enter:  https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/

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 (approximately $6300 US)
Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
£250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art (approximately $315 US)
Art books courtesy of Prestel

Emerging Art Prize

£1,000 prize money for the winner  (approximately $1260 US)
Group exhibition with the Finalists 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)
You may enter as many times as you wish.
Works previously exhibited and published elsewhere are accepted.
Collaborative works are accepted.
Works produced within the last three years are preferred, although works made at any time before submission can be entered.
There is no size limit, although the size of the work in relation to the exhibition space will be a consideration in the shortlisting process.
100 artists are longlisted, out of which a selection of artists are shortlisted. Longlisted artists receive publication in the Future Now Annual. Shortlisted artists receive publication and are invited to take part in a group exhibition. The shortlist is eligible to win either the Main Art Prize or the Emerging Art Prize.
If you are shortlisted for the Prize, you will be asked to supply your artwork for the exhibition in York, UK. Artists selected for the exhibition will be responsible for all transportation (delivery and collection) costs of artworks.

Timescale for the 2019 Art Prize

December 2018 – 31 August 2019: Entries open
September 2019: Judging begins
December 2019: Longlist announced
January 2020: Shortlist announced
January 2020: Exhibition dates announced
Spring 2020: Exhibition opens, winners announced

Website https://www.aestheticamagazine.com/