Summertime is the season for prizes in the art world. The Griffin Art Prize, the Aesthetica Art Prize, the UpStArt sixth form art prize – they’re all out there asking for entries and we thought it wouldn’t hurt to add another prestigious award to the mix.
The Daiwa Foundation Art Prize offers a British artist a solo show at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. Sound exciting enough? There’s more!
As well as an exhibition, the winner receives £5000 and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.
The prize is open to all British artists who live in the UK, and who have not held a solo exhibition in Japan before.
Previous winners included Marcus Coates in 2009, and Haroon Mirza in 2012.
The Judging Panel
The judges this year include Hideki Aoyama, Gallery Director at Meguro Gallery in Tokyo, Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator of Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, Jonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and artists Richard Deacon and Chris Orr RA.
How To Apply
Entry is free, and you can apply online.
You must submit documentation of four recent works, in any medium – painting, photography, drawing sculpture, installation, video – there are no limitations!
You must also submit a CV and personal statement.
The judging panel select a shortlist of three artists, and works by all three are exhibited at the Daiwa Foundation, Japan House Gallery.
The closing date for applications is 30th September 2014.
Shortlisted artists will be announced on 24th October 2014.
Apply for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize here.
Haroon Mirza, Falling Rope, 2013. Installation view in SCAI THE BATHHOUSE. Photo Nobutada Omote, Sandwich. Courtesy the artist, Daiwa Art Foundation and SCAI THE BATHHOUSE