Contemporary Young Artist Award
Deadline: 26/01/2020 | Published: 07/10/2019 | Venue: The Biscuit Factory | City: Newcastle Upon Tyne | Region: Tyne and Wear | Country: United Kingdom | The Biscuit Factory
CONTEMPORARY YOUNG ARTIST AWARD is an opportunity for artists aged 35 or under and working in the UK, to submit work for the chance to win a grand prize of £2000. Shortlisted artists will be featured in an exhibition at The Biscuit Factory in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
The Biscuit Factory is the UK's largest art, craft & design gallery, set in the heart of Newcastle's Cultural Quarter. Housed in a former Victorian warehouse, our beautiful gallery spaces, set over two floors, display a range of exciting contemporary fine art, sculpture, original prints, and jewellery.
The Biscuit Factory Foundation is a charity that aims to nurture and develop the practice and appreciation of the visual arts in the North East of England through an engaging and varied programme of creative opportunities.
Open to established and emerging artists that are aged 35 or under, the Contemporary Young Artist Award will profile the successful entrants and raise awareness of mixed contemporary art practices. The Biscuit Factory welcomes submissions including fine art, photography, original handmade prints, sculpture, glass, ceramics and textiles.
Launching on Friday 6 March 2020 a exhibition of shortlisted artists will take the headline spot in our Spring Exhibition running until Sunday 24 May 2020. All work included in the exhibition will be for sale, with 10% of sales going back to The Biscuit Factory Foundation to facilitate future opportunities for artists.
The winner of the award will be unveiled at the exhibition launch on the 6 March.
PRIZES: The winner will receive £2,000 and the opportunity for a solo show of work at The Biscuit Factory, along with a comprehensive press package. There will also be a People’s Choice winner, as voted for by the public, who will receive a £500 prize.
HOW TO ENTER: Fill in a submission form here. Please submit only one piece per application or your submission may not be considered for the award. The Biscuit Factory is willing to accept up to three applications from each artist. Any submissions exceeding this limit will not be eligible for inclusion in the exhibition. Please read the FAQs for full Terms and Conditions. If you have any questions that are not answered in the FAQs, do get in touch.
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Please note submissions EXCLUDE film and installation artworks. Submissions of film or installation will not be considered.
The Biscuit Factory will take a commission of 40% from sales to cover exhibition costs, excluding VAT, 10% of all sales (taken from The Biscuit Factory commission) will go back to The Biscuit Factory Foundation to facilitate future opportunities for artists. You will receive further instruction from our curatorial team about payment should your submission be successful.
All artists included will be welcome to attend the launch.
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