2022 Sunny Art Prize international Competition for artists (Cash Prize)

Sunny Art Prize international Competition for artists

The Sunny Art Prize International Competition is sponsored by the Art Council England and has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is about sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, both established and emerging ones, who produce ground-breaking and innovative artworks.

Sunny Art Prize international 2022 Competition Details

“We select artists who work with a wide range of media, making the art prize a varied and stimulating global platform to engage with critical contemporary issues and topics. The art competition is then open to everyone, regardless of location or preferred medium and theme”

All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London, a prestigious art institution with an extraordinary collection of old masters and artworks by leading contemporary artists.

Accepted Media

  • Painting.
  • Sculpture.
  • Photography.
  • Ceramic.
  • Original Prints.
  • Installation Art.
  • Mixed Media (both wall-hung and three-dimensional).
  • Video Art (Including moving images, projected work, and digital installations).
  • Drawing.

All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in size max.

All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be assembled on-site at the exhibiting location and can reach 100x100x100cm max.

Who can enter?

Sunny Art Prize International Competition is open to all artists above 18 years old, from all around the world.

Competition Entry fee

  • One artwork: £25.
  • Two artworks: £32.
  • Three artworks: £40.
  • Four artworks: £45.

Sunny Art Prize international 2022 Competition Prizes

First Prize

Second Prize

  • £2,000.
  • A group exhibition in London.
  • one-month residency in China, (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
  • A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou).

Third Prize

  • £1,000.
  • A group exhibition in London.
  • one-month residency in China, (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou).
  • A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou).

27 shortlisted artists will also participate in a group exhibition at the Sunny Art Centre, London. From these 27, 7 artists will be selected to exhibit their works at one of our partners’ galleries in China along with the three Prize winners.

Other Advantages

  • Exhibit your work globally in prestigious galleries from London to Shanghai.
  • Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice.
  • Win the First Prize and get an exclusive 1-month solo exhibition in the heart of London at the Sunny Art Gallery.
  • Participate in a residency in Asia, and engage with historically and culturally rich destinations in China.
  • Reach audiences worldwide by showcasing your work online to over 100,000 visitors.
  • Be included in the finely printed catalogue released internationally for each edition of the Prize.

Application Guide

  1. Register an account
  2. Make payment for the entry fee as mentioned before.
  3. Upload the photos of your artworks
  4. Complete your personal statements and CV
  5. Review and submit by 30 June 2022

The announcement of the 30 shortlisted artists for the 2022 edition will be available here on July 10th at 9pm.

Competition Deadline

The registration period ends on 30 June 2022.

Competition Website

You can check the competition website following this link

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2022 Sunny Art Prize international Competition for artists (Cash Prize)
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