6 May 2024

Compete The Sunny Art Prize 2020

Sunny Art Centre Grays Inn, England, United Kingdom

Sunny Art Centre Sunny Art Prize

Opportunity Description

International Deadline: June 30, 2024 – The Sunny Art Prize is sponsored by the Art Council England and has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is about sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, both established and emerging ones, who produce ground-breaking and innovative artworks.

Every year, we shortlist 30 artists, among whom we select three winners. All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London, a prestigious art institution with an extraordinary collection of old masters and artworks by leading contemporary artists. The winners, alongside seven other artists chosen from the shortlist, have the chance to exhibit their work with our partnering galleries in China. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across China, such as Beijing and Shanghai. They are amongst the leading art institutions in the Asian art market.

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.

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

Opportunity Categories: + Open to Multi-Media. Opportunity Types: Compete. Opportunity Tags: Deadlines 05 May thru June and Open to Artists Worldwide. Benefits: Cash or Value Awards, Exhibition - Group, Exhibition - Traveling, Residency, and Sales.

Opportunity expires in 37 days.

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