Larry Achiampong (born 1984) employs imagery, aural and visual archives, live performance and sound to explore ideas surrounding class, cross-cultural and post-digital identity. He works individually and coll...Read more
In response to COVID-19, our normal selection process is being put to one side this year. In its place, every eligible visual artist and composer nominated for the 2020 awards will receive £10,000. Read more
Awards for Artists supports individuals at a timely moment in their careers, giving them the freedom to develop their creative ideas and contributing to their personal and professional growth. The awards are made every year and come with no strings attached – artists are free to use the money in whichever way they decide. Ten awards of £60,000 each are made annually, five to visual artists and five to composers.
The awards are a closed application process, with participation in the scheme each year by invitation only. The 2020 nomination process is now complete.
We announced the recipients of Awards for Artists 2019 in November and would like to take this opportunity to thank judges, nominators and composer and 2017 recipient Byron Wallen and his band Four Corners for their inspiring performance at our 25th anniversary celebration.