Aesthetica Art Prize Call for Entries Countdown: 10 Days to Go, Win up to £5,000

With only 10 days left in our countdown to the deadline for the Aesthetica Art Prize 2016 Call for Entries, we take a closer look at what’s in store for the winners of the internationally recognised award. A celebration of excellence in art from across the world, the Prize offers both emerging and established artists the opportunity to showcase their work to a wider audience, and the chance to win up to £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox.

Our expert Judging Panel enhances the award’s position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions to review submitted works. Each year, 90 artists are longlisted from more than 2,500 entries and are published in the Future Now anthology, along with a shortlist of 10 finalists. Both our longlist and shortlist have the opportunity to participate in the annual Aesthetica Art Prize Exhibition: longlisted artists being showcased digitally on monitors, whilst finalists are invited to present their work at a contemporary art space in York.

The recipient of the Main Prize, selected from the finalists’ group exhibition, will receive £5,000 courtesy of Hiscox, £250 art supplies vouchers courtesy of Winsor & Newton and art books courtesy of Prestel. This year, London-based artist Rachel Ara was awarded this prize for her piece, This Much I’m Worth. The Student Prize winner will also receive £1,000 from Hiscox as well as art supplies vouchers and books to help support them in their future endeavours and growth as a practising artist. David Hochgatterer from Linz was this year’s Student Prize recipient: he was recommended by the jury for his interactive sound installation, Time to X.

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1. Daniel Mullen, longlisted artist 2016.