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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018 - Open Call For Artist Submissions

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Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018

Sponsored by the international law firm Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize has been recently opened for entries fo 2018 seeking to effectively help emerging artists from a wide range of areas, whether that be from non-traditional career paths or under-represented countries.


The Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize was founded in October 2014 to further build on the programme followed from a passion and desire from members of the firm to help artists.

This year 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, backgrounds and countries.

A maximum of 5 artworks per artist may be entered into the competition. Paintings, drawings, original prints, photography, sculptures, digitally produced artworks and mixed media constructions are accepted. Video art, sound art and the moving image are not accepted in this competition.

Each artwork (including if made of several pieces, e.g. diptychs/triptychs) must not exceed a total of 275cm x 275cm (including the frame) and must not project more than 50cm from the wall. If a sculpture, it can be up to 275cm x 275cm x 200cm.

All work submitted must be available for sale.

Entry fee is 20 GBP for first artwork, then 10 GBP per additional artwork.


This competition is open worldwide to emerging artists of all ages and career paths, whether student, graduate, full-time or part-time.


The winner will receive a 3,000 GBP cash prize and a solo exhibition in the Ashurst Emerging Artist Gallery in London, with the winner of the sculpture prize receiving a 1,000 GBP cash award and also a solo exhibition of their collection. There is also the Employee Choice Award, chosen by Ashurst Employees and clients internationally, of 1,500 GBP and the East London Prize winner will receive 500 GBP.

The prize is also supported by the UK's leading independent art supplies retailer, Cass Art, who are giving a 500 GBP gift voucher to the winner of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize to spend on art supplies, and a 250 GBP gift voucher for both the Sculpture Prize and Employee Choice Award.

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