UKYA is beyond excited to announce the Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with The Saatchi Gallery.
Three organisations are joining together to help a new generation of UK young artists to launch their careers.
The inaugural Robert Walters Group UK Young Artist of the Year Award in partnership with Saatchi Gallery will discover and champion exceptional artists who are representative of contemporary Britain.
The brief to artists: Diversity, will challenge artists up and down the country who represent the UK’s richly diverse population to embody the experiences of their community and help start important conversations in the UK art scene and beyond.
Judges will include Philippa Adams – Senior Director of Saatchi Gallery, Robert Walters – art collector and CEO of Robert Walters Group, Gavin Turk – artist, Michael Forbes – artist, and Rosalind Davis an artist, writer and UKYA alumni. Find out more about the judges here.
Deadline for entries is midnight on the 1st September 2019. The shortlisted 10 will have their work exhibited at the renowned Saatchi Gallery in London at a VIP awards ceremony on 7th October 2019. The call is for UK artists only.
First Award: £10,000
The winner will receive a cash prize of £10,000 and the artist’s work will be shown at the Robert Walters Group head office in Covent Garden for 12 months and at an international art event with UKYA in 2020.
Second Award: £5000
The runner up will receive an award of £5000 courtesy of the Robert Walters Group.
How to Apply
Please click here to read the full brief and apply!