Griffin Art Prize calls for entries for £10k award

Griffin Gallery calls for entries to the sixth edition of the Griffin Art Prize, an exhibition and studio award in painting and drawing open to UK based artists graduated since 2010.

Designed to have a meaningful impact on the career of one emerging artist, the Griffin Art Prize provides the time, space and materials from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris to create new work in 2018, culminating in a showcase at Griffin Gallery, London in November.

The judges of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 are: artist Ansel Krut, Lindéngruppen owner and chairman, Jenny Lindén Urnes, Griffin Gallery head curator Becca Pelly-Fry, Elephant magazine editor Robert Shore,

The judges will be looking for excellence and innovation in painting and drawing. Twenty long listed artists will be announced in August and have their work featured on The judges then select ten short-listed artists to exhibit in a group show in November 2017 at Griffin Gallery, a high profile exhibition visited by collectors, curators and other art world professionals.

New for 2017 one outstanding candidate will benefit from the Griffin Art Prize at their location of choice within the UK. The winner will receive:

  • a cash stipend of £5000
  • £2000 of studio rent
  • Materials of choice from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris up to value £3000
  • A showcase of new work at the Griffin Art Prize shortlist exhibition at Griffin Gallery in November 2018
  • A professional support programme including; mentoring from an arts professional, technical advice from chemists in the Innovation & Development laboratory, studio visits from head curator Becca Pelly-Fry and the Griffin Gallery team.

Previous Winners

2016     Ana Milenkovic
2015     Zsofia Schweger
2014     Chudamani Clowes
2013     Luke George and Elizabeth Rose
2012     Alzbeta Jaresova

The prize is open to UK artists practicing in painting and drawing and graduated since 2010. Artists have until July 3rd 2017 to submit their applications of four recent artworks, artists’ statement and CV. There is a £15 application fee. Full details, Terms & Conditions are available at

The Griffin Art Prize is supported by leading fine art materials brands, Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris as part of their long term commitment to support new and emerging talent in painting and drawing.

2017 Judging Panel: artist Ansel Krut, owner and chairman of Lindéngruppen Jenny Lindén Urnes, Head Curator for ColArt International Becca Pelly-Fry and editor of Elephant Magazine Robert Shore,

Winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2016, Ana Milenkovic, is currently based at the Studio Building in West London. Visit her Open Studio at Griffin Gallery 10th May 2017.

Griffin Art Prize 2017                                  Key dates

 July 3rd  Closing date for applications
August 29th Announcement of 20 long listed artists
September 29th Announcement of 10 short listed artists
October 10th Short list artists visit Studio Building
November 1st  Private View, 6.30-8.30. Announcement of winner
November 2nd –December 15th Exhibition open at Griffin Gallery
December 18th Collect works from Griffin Gallery
2018 Griffin Art Prize 2017 winner takes up prize

Photo credit: Elephant Head with monkeys by Chudamani Clowes, 2014


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