In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Awards for Artists took on a different form in 2020, and the normal process of selecting the awards recipients was put to one side. In its place, every eligible artist nominated for the 2020 awards each received £10,000. Altogether 112 visual artists and composers were awarded over £1 million.
The identities of each year’s nominees remain confidential throughout the process. In line with this ethos, the names of the visual artists and composers have not been announced.