Applications are now open for the Access Bank ART X Prize for Emerging African Artists 2022/2023. The Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.
Formerly open only to Nigerian emerging artists, The 2022/3 edition has evolved to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora, in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists.
Access Bank ART X Prize Program Details.
Application Deadline: 6th November 2022
Eligible Countries: Nigeria
Access Bank ART X Prize Eligibility Criteria.
- A professional visual artist for 3 years and below
- Not currently enrolled as a student
- Nigerian artist and African artist either living in Africa or in the diaspora
Number of Awards: Two winners will be selected; one from Nigeria and one from Africa/The Diaspora
Value of Award:
The Nigerian Winner for Access Bank ART X Prize Will Receive:
– Gasworks UK Residency Award
– Exhibition at ART X Lagos
– Supported by a $10,000 Grant
– An opportunity for cultural exchange
The African / Diasporan Winner for Access Bank ART X Prize Will Receive:
- Yinka Shonibare GAS Foundation NG Residency Award
- Exhibition at ART X Lagos
- Supported by a $10,000 Grant
- An opportunity for cultural exchange
- Emerging artists who have been practising for 3 years or more are welcome to apply by clicking here or on the button below.
How to Apply Access Bank ART X Prize for Emerging African Artists 2022/2023
The Access ART X Prize is an annual award for emerging artists in Africa and its Diaspora. The Prize awards early-career artists with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.
Artists who have been practising for 3 years or more are welcome to apply for the Access Bank ART X Prize.
Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered, so we urge you to carefully prepare the following documents before you click the start button below. Good luck!
Please upload a PDF that contains a description or summary of your life, career and practice leading up to the present moment. Kindly include your educational background (formal or self-taught), recent exhibitions or career highlights, relevant biographical information (where you grew up, where you create your work), and an overview of your artistic practice, interests and portfolio as well as the concepts, materials, or questions which guide your working process. Kindly provide details for 2 references – full name, position/title, email address and phone number in your Bio. Maximum Length: 3 pages.
Please submit a PDF or zipped folder of not more than 200MB containing: a selection of 10 works (images, video links, etc.) as well as a numbered list of the corresponding works. This list must include the Title, Date, Media, Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth, if applicable) or Duration of each work. The complete caption information should read as follows: FirstName, LastName, Title, Year. For example, Femi Ogunji, Starlight, 2022.
Please upload a PDF with a statement on how as a Nigerian or African/Diasporan Participant, you will maximize either the Gasworks London UK or the Yinka Shonibare GAS Foundation NG residency opportunity respectively, if selected. Kindly include a summary of your connection to Africa (descent, heritage, lineage or other, etc). Maximum Length: 300 words.