Open Call: Sunny Art Prize 2020

19th December 2019

The Sunny Art Prize is an international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London.

This fine art competition, based in the UK, is a global platform offering art opportunities for emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world, including London, Beijing and Shanghai.

The art contest also gives the art prize-winners the opportunity to be part of a one-month artist residency. The Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art institutions and it provides the chance to engage with historically and culturally rich places in China.

Application deadline: 30/06/2020

First Prize
• £3,000
• A public solo exhibition in London
• A group exhibition in London
• A one-month residency in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)
• A group show in China (either in Beijing, Shanghai or Guangzhou)

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

The prize winners will be joined by 27 shortlisted artists in a group exhibition at the Sunny Art Centre, London. From these 27, seven artists will be selected to exhibit their works at one of our partners’ galleries in China along with the three prize winners.

Accepted media
Submissions are accepted from every country in the world and are all equally judged. Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to enter the competition.
Entries may include:
• Painting
• Sculpture
• Photography
• Ceramic
• Original Prints
• Installation Art
• Mixed Media (both wall-hung and three-dimensional)
• Video Art (Including moving image, projected work, and digital installations)
• Drawing

Size restrictions
All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120 x 120cm in size (maximum).

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

What do we look for?
We wish to find artists who are engaging with pressing contemporary issues.
Winners of previous editions did so by raising awareness of global issues and themes ranging from climate change, the current international debate regarding immigration and refugees to our perception of identity, gender, and much more.

Visit the competition website for more information.


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