SOLO Award 2017 | Call for entries | APPLY NOW
EARLY BIRD* DEADLINE | 31 JANUARY 2017
FINAL DEADLINE | 31 MARCH 2017
*£15 entry fee until 31/01/17 thereafter £25 until 31/03/17 (view full list of Guidelines)
+ solo exhibition @ London Art Fair 2018
+ £1000 cash
+ support & mentoring
+ exhibition for shortlisted artists in spring 2017
2017 SELECTION PANEL | TBC
+ Lisa Le Feuvre (writer, curator, editor, Head of Sculpture Studies Henry Moore Institute, Leeds)
+ Sarah Monk (Director London Art Fair)
+ Chiara Williams (Chair & Director Chiara Williams Contemporary Art)
ELIGIBILITY: open to UK-based artists of all ages, working in all media (view full list of Guidelines)
The SOLO Award™ is an annual contemporary art prize open to artists of all ages, working in all media. The finalists are exhibited in a group show each spring and the overall winner receives a cash prize and a solo exhibition at the London Art Fair each January.
The SOLO Award is an entirely not-for-profit project, now in its 6th year. Aimed at supporting the careers of emerging and mid-career artists, the award broadens audiences by presenting the winners’ ambitious and creatively risk-taking solo projects within the established commercial context of the London Art Fair, which attracts an annual 30K+ visitors. By bridging the non-profit and commercial art worlds, and involving a respected selection panel of art world professionals, the SOLO Award is a unique, independent prize for artists who feel they are demonstrating strong potential or are at a pivotal point in their careers.
Each year, the SOLO Award invites an independent panel of art world professionals to choose their winner. Previous judges have included: Sarah Monk, Francesco Pantaleone, Gordon Cheung, Danielle Arnaud, Fedja Klikovac, Kate Brindley, Cherry Smyth, Lisa Milroy, Alison Wilding, Charlotte Mullins, Ceri Hand, Gill Saunders, Sheila McGregor, Helen Sumpter, Kate Davis, Deb Covell.
The annual call for entries launches at the London Art Fair each January alongside a presentation of the latest winner of the award.
In 2017, Chiara Williams is proud to take over the directorship of the SOLO Award ™ (established by WW Contemporary Art in 2012) and presents SOLO Award 2016 winner Victoria Lucas at the London Art Fair 2017.
Read more about Victoria’s new project Lay of the land (and other such myths), which launches at the London Art Fair 17-22 January 2017. For further information about the history of the award and previous winners, please visit the SOLO Award pages hosted in the archive on the WW Contemporary Art website.
For further information about the 2017 call for entries, please contact Chiara Williams: email@example.com / +44 (0)7519646508
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