Greater Manchester Contemporary Emerging Artist Prize 2016

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is launching a new annual arts prize thanks to a public grant from the Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community. The prize is open to practising semi-professional and professional artists working or living in one of the 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester.

The prize has been created to provide a platform for emerging contemporary visual artists to become connected to the region’s business community, help provide opportunities for artists to be recognised on a national/international scale and help retain artistic talent in the area.

Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce is looking to commission a local artist or designer to produce 4 awards to be presented to the winners.

DEADLINE: Friday 22nd April 2016

Prizes

1 Overall Winner to be awarded:
£1500 Cash Prize
Supported by Fred Aldous with £150 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.
A specially commissioned award made by a local artist or designer.
Winner’s artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2016.

3 Runners Up to be awarded:
£750 cash prize each
Supported by Fred Aldous with £50 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.
A specially commissioned award made by a local artist or designer.
Runners up artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2016.

Judging Panel

Kwong Lee
Gallery Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

Paulette Terry Brien
Co-director of The International 3, and Co-curatorial co-ordinator of The Manchester Contemporary

Sarah Hardacre
International Contemporary Print Artist, resident and practising in Greater Manchester

Louise Durose
General & Legal Counsel at MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd, Collector of Northern Art

The Event

The overall prize and 3 runners up prizes will be presented at the Chamber’s annual dinner, billed as a, “wholehearted celebration of the quality and diversity of Greater Manchester business”, taking place at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on Thursday 19th May 2016.

19th May
Victoria Warehouse
Hosted by Craig Charles

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