Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2024 - Call for Submissions
Deadline: 14/01/2024 | City: Huddersfield | Region: West Yorkshire | Country: United Kingdom | West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Selected from open submission, the 13th Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking will bring together a diverse range of printmaking by selected artists from across the UK, presented in venues in the north of England in 2024 – our 40th anniversary year - by West Yorkshire Print Workshop.
The Flourish Award celebrates excellence in printmaking through a curated exhibition of around 10-15 artists shortlisted from open submission. We are looking for creativity, skill, originality and innovation in traditional handmade print: from relief print and intaglio to screen print, lithography and more.
The winner of the Award goes on to present their own solo print exhibition in Huddersfield. They will also benefit from a 2-week period of access to the facilities at WYPW. In addition, there are runners-up prizes, including our student/recent graduate award.
The competition is open to established, emerging, and student artist/printmakers, with shortlisting and prizes awarded by an independent panel of judges. Artists can submit up to 3 individual pieces for consideration and have the chance to be part of an increasingly recognised Award and national exhibition, which provides a significant development opportunity for the winner as well as exposure.
The deadline for submissions is midnight on Sunday 14th January 2024.
This year’s judges are:
- Grant Scanlan, Huddersfield Museums Manager
- Tracy Hill, Artist
- Martyn Lucas, Turnpike, Lead Officer – Arts
Awards / Prizes
All shortlisted artists will have their work shown in the Flourish Award for Excellence in Printmaking 2024 exhibition.
The overall winner of the Award will go on to present a solo show in Huddersfield. Plus 2 weeks residency/use of the facilities at WYPW
Recent graduate/student Award - 1 free course and 1-year membership at WYPW.
Visitors to the exhibition will be asked to vote for their favoured artists and the winner will receive the Flourish People Choice Award.
+ more prizes to be announced soon.
An exhibition of all shortlisted artists work will open at West Yorkshire Print Workshop at the Piazza, Huddersfield in Spring 2024 before going on tour of venues across the North of England.
More information on tour venues and dates to be accounted soon.
There is a one-off submission fee of £15 and artists can submit up to 3 individual pieces.
Please make your payment as a one-off payment via BACS to:
West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Sort Code: 20-26-08
Account Number: 03803309
Please include a reference code when making the payment with 'FLAW24' followed by your initials e.g. 'FLAW24AB'
Please see the FAQ’s for more details. If you have any further questions, please contact us at email@example.com with the subject 'Flourish Award 2024'.
Find out more about West Yorkshire Print Workshop: www.wypw.org
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For the Recent Graduate / Student Award - Any student currently studying in the UK or graduated since 2022 based in the UK.
All works submitted for the Flourish Award will be viewed by a selection panel. Each year there is a different panel made from printmakers, curators, and arts professionals. The first round of judging takes places online. Works will be judged on creativity, originality, use of materials, technical ability, and overall impact. It is the selection panel's role to choose a shortlist and the eventual winner of the Flourish Award. The panel's decision is ﬁnal.
For works with multiple parts each part will be counted as an individual piece e.g., a triptych would be considered 3 individual pieces.
Each Artist/Printmaker can only submit once for Flourish 2024.
Delivery of artwork and collection (at the end of the tour) is the responsibility of artists.
We make every attempt to look after each artist’s work whilst in our possession, and it is insured while with us.
All framed works must be supplied with hanging fixings. Ideally with Ryman Hangers or SpringLOCK but mirror plated, D Ring and wire are also acceptable.
Unframed works will be displayed using a magnet system. Any alternative display requirements must be supplied by the artist after shortlisting.
Account Name: West Yorkshire Print Workshop
Sort Code: 20-26-08
Account No: 03803309
Please include a reference code when making the payment with ‘FLAW24’ followed by your initials so we know who has made payment. For example, ‘FLAW24AB’
Please remember that the packaging you used will be reused to ship the work to the different venues of the tour. Works need to be well packed to ensure no damage while in transit.
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