Aesthetica Art Prize – Open For Entries

1 JULY 2013

The Aesthetica Art Prize 2013 is now open for entry, offering both budding and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider, international audience. Now in its sixth year the competition is a celebration of visual art, inviting all artists to submit imaginative and innovative work that pushes the boundaries of their chosen medium. Committed to nurturing new and existing talent, the Aesthetica Art Prize is a fantastic opportunity to develop your presence in the international art world. Prizes include up to £1000 in cash, a group exhibition, six months studio space, six mentoring sessions and editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine, which has a readership of 140,000 worldwide.

Aesthetica Art Prize Excellence in art worldwide
The Aesthetica Art Prize is an annual award given by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine. Distinguished by its dynamic content, merging compelling critical debate and stunning images, the magazine engages with all aspects of visual art and culture, attracting an audience of over 140,000 worldwide.

The Aesthetica Art Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the world and offers artists the opportunity to showcase their work to wider audiences and further their involvement in the international art world.

Previous finalists include Julia Vogl, who was shortlisted for New Sensations – Saatchi Gallery and Channel 4′s Prize – and has exhibited at Zabludowicz Collection; Marcus Jansen, a leading modern expressionist who joined a legacy of artists by featuring in Absolut Vodka’s artistic campaigns, and Bernat Millet, also shortlisted for National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.

Innovation in art
The Aesthetica Art Prize is committed to innovation in art and we welcome entries from artists working in all media. Artists may submit their work into any one of the four categories:

  • Photographic & Digital Art
  • Three Dimensional Design & Sculpture
  • Painting & Drawing
  • Video, Installation & Performance

Prizes
There are two main categories that artists can enter; the main prize and the student prize.

Main Prize

  • £1000 prize money
  • 12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica
  • 6 months studio space (cash equivalent £1000)
  • Collection of art books courtesy of Prestel
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize accompanying publication

Student Prize

  • £500 prize money
  • 12 week group exhibition at York St Mary’s hosted by York Museums Trust and Aesthetica
  • 6 Mentorship Sessions
  • Collection of art books courtesy of Prestel
  • Editorial coverage in Aesthetica Magazine
  • Publication in the Aesthetica Art Prize accompanying publication

Deadline
Entry to the Aesthetica Art Prize is £15 and this allows for two entries of artwork from any one category. The deadline for entries is 31 August 2013. Finalists will be announced in December 2013, the winners will be announced at the opening of the group exhibition in Spring 2014.

More information
http://www.aestheticamagazine.com/artprize