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Call for Entries – Aesthetica Art Prize 2020

The Aesthetica Art Prize is open to works in any genre, and on any theme; however, we are particularly interested in works that reflect upon our ever changing world.

Previous exhibitions have posed larger questions about what it means to exist in a digitised, post-industrial landscape, as well as the effects of over-consumption, media stimulation, globalisation, and the climate crisis. We are looking for pieces that challenge us – that redefine the parameters of contemporary art and compel audiences to connect with one another. Winning pieces have reflected upon both social and political structures, questioning the value that we place on the planet and each other. They have pushed the boundaries of form and technique, providing a new set of possibilities and ideas.

Main Prize
Open to all practitioners working at any level, including students and graduates.

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

Emerging Prize
Open to current students and artists who have graduated within the last two years.

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

Find full details including how to apply online.

Deadline is 31 August 2020

 

Further Opportunities

  • Documenting St Andrews: Spring and Summer 2020

    What is the town of St Andrews like during the pandemic? What are the townspeople doing? How are the workers and the students, the elderly and the young? And the seagulls, the ducks, the crabs, the oak trees, the bell… Read More

  • Scottish Parliament Inquiry into the Impact of COVID-19 in Scotland’s Culture & Tourism Sectors

    Scottish Parliment are keen to understand concerns about the impact of COVID-19 on people, organisations and businesses in the arts and culture sector and about the support that is being provided by the Scottish Government and UK Governments. More information… Read More