30 Jun 2020

Competitions The Sunny Art Prize 2020

Sunny Art CentreLondon, England, United Kingdom

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Opportunity Description

International Deadline: July 5, 2020 – 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.

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)
• Drawing
• Video Art (Including moving image, projected work, and digital installations)

Size Restrictions: All 2D work such as painting, drawing, projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in size max.

All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be assembled on site at the exhibiting location and can reach 100x100x100cm max.


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, 7 artists will be selected to exhibit their works at one of our partners’ galleries in China along with the three Prize winners.

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.

The entry fee for this competition is £25 for one artwork, £32 for two artworks, £40 for three artworks and £45 for four artworks (pricing excluding VAT).

Visit us online for complete details and Application.

All work submitted must be available for sale. Sunny Art Centre will take a commission of 30% plus VAT from the sale price.

Sunny Art Centre is a leading art institution located in central London, dedicated to sharing knowledge and enthusiasm for fine art practices.

Our contemporary art gallery is one of London’s leading prestigious art spaces with two floors of stunning exhibition space, as well as large display windows. Prestigious fine art collectors and professional artists in particular have contributed to our collection.

Sunny Art Gallery strives to represent the most unique and innovative artists who aim to push the boundaries of visual art. Our curatorial philosophy is to celebrate cultural diversity by bringing together artists from all over the world. We represent both emerging and established artists working with a wide range of media, including painting, sculpture, ceramics, jewellery, and mixed media. The art gallery frequently hosts free group and solo art exhibitions several times a year, as well as forums and lectures which allow artists and art students to share knowledge and network amongst peers.

Sunny Art Centre
30 Gray’s Inn Rd
London, WC1X 8HR
t: 0044+(0)2086165990

Opp Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opp Types: Competitions. Opp Tags: Deadlines 07 July thru Aug, Extended Deadlines, and Open to Artists Worldwide. Income: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition – Group, Exhibition – Traveling, Residency, and Sales.

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