Who can enter

All UK based artists graduated B.A or above since and including 2010, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2017 by submitting images of 4 recent works, artists statement and CV. Entry is £15 per application. Applicants must be graduates and a UK resident or hold a valid work visa with right to stay in the UK during the whole of 2018.

Please read The Rules before applying. Click Apply below to make a submission. 


Long list and short list exhibition

The panel of judges will make an initial selection of 20 artists from the digital submission.  These long list artists will be announced on August 29th 2017 and their work featured on the Griffin Gallery website.

The Griffin Art Prize long list artists will be invited to send in one piece of work to the Studio Building. The judges will convene to view the works and select a short list of 10 artists. The announcement of the short list will be made on September 29th 2017 on the Griffin Gallery website.

Short listed artists will be invited to exhibit their works at the Griffin Gallery in November 2017. A visit will be arranged to the Studio Building on October 10th to view Griffin Gallery, artists’ studios and other facilities. During this visit, it will be possible to discuss any considerations regarding the selection and hanging of works for exhibition. It is strongly recommended that exhibited works are the ones originally submitted, are for sale and remain available until December 2017. 

Griffin Art Prize 2017

The judges will select the winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2017 from the shortlist exhibition. The winner will be announced at the private view in Griffin Gallery on 1st November 2016.

Prize expectations

The winner must be able to take up the prize during 2018 and exhibit new work at the Griffin Art Prize 2018 shortlist exhibition in November 2018. 

April 11th  Call for Entries
July 9th  Closing date for applications
August 29th  Announcement of 20 long listed artists
September 29th Postponed to October 10th
October 10th Announcement of 10 short listed artists and 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
February 2018 Griffin Art Prize 2017 winner takes up prize
November 2018 Showcase of new work at Griffin Gallery