Great News! Applications are ongoing for the Access Bank ART X Prize 2023. The Access ART X Prize is awarded to early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the aim to launching them to be successful globally
The awards was previously offered to only Nigerian emerging artists, but this edition of the awards has been adjusted to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora.
Access Bank ART X Prize
This evolvement was done in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists. Through this awards, early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora will have the opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.
Details of Access Bank ART X Prize 2023
- Organization: Access Bank
- Gender: Men and Women
- Application Deadline: November 6, 2022
About Access Bank PLC
Access Bank Plc is a leading financial institution in Nigeria with presence in 9 countries in Africa and the United Kingdom and in all major cities in Nigeria.
The financial institution is regarded as the Africa’s Bank of Best Practice, Access Bank operates on a platform of strong ethics, governance and professionalism.
The Access ART X Prize 2023 will have one artist selected from Nigeria, who will undergo a residency at Gasworks London. Additionally, an artist from Africa and its Diaspora will be selected to undergo a residency at Yinka Shonibare’s G.A.S. Foundation in Lagos.
Meanwhile, Both Selected artists will be granted exhibitions at the ART X Lagos fair in 2023 and will be given a grants amount of $10,000 for their exhibition.
Benefits of Participating for Access Bank ART X Prize
The following benefits will be given to the Nigerian Winner:
- An awards with Gasworks UK Residency
- Exhibition at ART X Lagos
- A Support grant of $10,000
- Successful winner will have an opportunity for cultural exchange
The African / Diasporan Winner Will Receive the following benefits;
- A Residency awards from Yinka Shonibare GAS Foundation NG
- An Exhibition Opportunity at ART X Lagos
- A $10,000 support Grant
- Opportunity for cultural exchange
How to Apply for Access ART X Prize 2023
- Visit Access Bank PLC on: accessartxprize2022.paperform.co to apply
- Note that Two winners will be selected; one from Nigeria and one from Africa/The Diaspora.
- Visit Access Bank website: https://artxlagos.com/PRIZE For more details
Eligibility Criteria for Access Bank ART X Prize
The ART X Prize was Formerly Designed only for Nigerian emerging artists, but the 2023 edition accommodates additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora
Documents Required for Application
The following documents will be required during the application process for Access Bank ART X Prize:
- The first document here is the ARTIST’S BIO: Upload a PDF that contains a description or summary of your life, career and practice leading up to the present moment and
- Educational background, recent exhibitions or career highlights, relevant biographical information with an overview of your artistic practice and interests
- Two references with the following details: full name, position/title, email address and phone number, 3 pages maximum
- Submit a PDF 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. The submitted list must include the Title, Date, Media, Dimensions (Height x Width x Depth, if applicable) or Duration of each work.
- Fill in the caption information which should read as follows: FirstName, LastName, Title, Year. For example, Femi Ogunji, Starlight, 2022.
- Kindly 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.
- Add a summary of your connection to Africa (descent, heritage, lineage or other, etc). On a Maximum Length of 300 words.
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