Opportunities

Open Call | Aesthetica Art Prize 2019

Hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world. It offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and further their engagement with the international art world.


The award attracts thousands of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as Australia, Germany, India, Japan, Malaysia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Recent finalists include acclaimed director Toby Dye; Tokyo-based French architect and artist Emmanuelle Moureaux; Rachel Ara, whose work has been exhibited at the V&A, Barbican Centre and Whitechapel Gallery; Liz West, recipient of the Royal British Society of Sculptors Bursary Award; and Ellie Davies, who has since shown new and recent works in the exhibition Into the Woods at Crane Kalman, London.

Previous finalists include John Keane, former official British war artist, currently represented by Flowers Gallery in London; Julia Vogl, member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors and twice selected for Public Art Network Year in Review projects; Ingrid Hu, former designer at the Lubetkin-winning Heatherwick Studio; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist; and Bernat Millet, shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Please note, there is an Entry Fee: £24

Categories include: Photographic & Digital Art; Three-Dimensional Design & Sculpture; Painting, Drawing & Mixed Media; & Video, Installation & Performance.

Prizes

There are two awards for entry: the Main Art Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. The Emerging Art Prize is open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years. The Main Art Prize is open to all, including those eligible for the Emerging Art Prize.

Main Art Prize

  • £5,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

Emerging Art Prize

  • £1,000 prize money for the winner
  • Group exhibition with the Finalists hosted by Aesthetica
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in Future Now: 100 Contemporary Artists
  • £150 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Cass Art
  • Art books courtesy of Prestel

For more information see: aestheticamagazine.com/art-prize/