NAE Open 2022 Prizes

15 February 2022


We are delighted to announce the prizes for the NAE Open 2020! Beyond the public exhibition itself which will launch on Friday 10 June 2022 ,6pm - 9pm, a number of prizes will be awarded over the course of the show, including cash prizes and a range of professional development opportunities. Find out the full list below.

The NAE Exhibition Prize
Commissioning grant, mentoring support, future exhibition or performance at NAE in 2023/2024
Selected by NAE Creative team

The NAE Residency Prize
3 months residency at NAE, provided with an artist studio, mentoring support from the team in 2023/2024
Selected by NAE Creative team

Judges Prize
Cash award of £1,500
Selected by judging panel

Public Choice Prize
Cash award of £1,500
Selected by visitors to the exhibition

Primary Residency Prize
2 week residency awarded to an artist from the Global Majority living anywhere in the UK. The recipient will receive a fee of £1000, access to a project space at Primary as part of the 2023 Summer Residencies Programme, 1-2-1 mentoring support, conversation with Primary's artist community and the opportunity to present work to an audience, through a screening, performance, workshop, discussion or meal.

National Artist Prize
Cash award of £200
To support an artist aged 60+ with a development bursary, an opportunity to deliver a masterclass to ArtSpeak members and an artist's profile on ArtSpeak website
Sponsored and selected by: ArtSpeak

Nottinghamshire Artist Prize
Cash award of £100
To support young local artist with professional print services
Sponsored and selected by: John E Wright

Want to apply? Visit our application portal now!


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