13 May 2024

Compete Art for Change Prize

M-C Saatchi Group London, England, United Kingdom

Art for Change Prize

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 17, 2024 – Global creative company, M&C Saatchi Group and London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery have launched a international art initiative – the annual Art for Change Prize. This year’s prize invites emerging artists from around the world to creatively respond to theme.

THEME: Tomorrow’ing: Visions of a better future:
As we enter 2024, the world is confronted by a waning sense of optimism, with urgent social, political, and economic issues front of mind for people around the globe.

So, what can we do to build a more optimistic vision of tomorrow’s world?

This year’s prize invites emerging artists to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues and act as a beacon of hope in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

The prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions: United Kingdom; Europe (excluding United Kingdom); Americas (including United States, Central and South America); Asia (excluding Russia); Australia and New Zealand; and Middle East and Africa.

  • You may enter the Competition if you are an emerging artist who has either graduated from a relevant undergraduate degree course since 1 January 2019 or otherwise are within the first 5 years of your professional artistic practice.
  • You must have created the Work(s) after 1 January 2021.
  • Accepted media includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, video & film (to be exhibited on screen), collage and 2D mixed-media; and Permitted supports include canvas, paper, card and wood.
  • The Work(s) must be 2D and capable of being installed on a walled surface.
  • The artwork(s) must be the participants own work(s) and the participant warrants that they have full title to the artwork(s) and that they have all rights to submit the artwork(s).

Our six winners will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi Group globally and eminent guest judges.

Winning artists will exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.

  • The prize for five of the six Local Winners shall be £2,000.
  • The prize for the one Global Winner shall be £10,000.
  • The Promoter reserves the right to substitute the prize with a prize of equal or greater value.
  • The prize is not negotiable or transferable.


M&C Saatchi Group is a creative company that connects specialist expertise, fuelled by data and technology, to help clients Navigate, Create and Lead Meaningful Change. The Group operates across five core divisions: Connected Creativity; Passion Marketing; Global & Social Issues; Brand, Experience & Innovation; and Performance Media. Headquartered in London, operations span 23 countries with major hubs in the UK, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Asia and Australia.

The Saatchi Gallery is a London gallery for contemporary art and an independent charity opened by Charles Saatchi in 1985.

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Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: $0 Entry/Application Fee, Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: *No Participation Fee, Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, and Exhibition - Solo.

Opportunity expires in 54 days.

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