Sunny Art Prize 2024


Deadline: June 30, 2024

The Sunny Art Prize is calling for applications from visual artists from all over the world for their 2024 edition. The art competition is open to everyone, regardless of location or preferred medium and theme.

The Sunny Art Prize has established itself as one of the UK’s most prestigious international art competitions. The scope of this contemporary art prize is sourcing the most talented artists from all over the world, established and emerging.

All 2D work such as painting, drawing, and projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in size max. All three-dimensional work, including sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be assembled on-site at the exhibiting location and can reach 100x100x100cm max.

Every year, the prize shortlists 30 artists, among whom there are three winners. All the shortlisted artists have the opportunity to exhibit their work at the Sunny Art Centre, London. The winners, alongside 7 other artists chosen from the shortlist, have the chance to exhibit their work with partnering galleries in China. The exhibiting galleries are located in cities across China, such as Beijing and Shanghai.

This art contest also gives the art prize-winners the chance to experience a one-month artist residency in China. The Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art institutions, and it provides the opportunity to engage with historically and culturally rich places in China.

Image: Frances Gynn | Reconnection Mr Jones, Charcoal on paper, 108 x 80 cm, 2020. (Prize Winner)