Who can enter

All UK based artists graduated B.A or above since and including 2009, and whose primary medium is painting or drawing, are invited to apply for the Griffin Art Prize 2016 by submitting images of 4  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 stated period of residency. Works submitted for the Griffin Art Prize 2016 must have been made since 2013 and be available until December 2016.

Please read The Rules before applying. Click Apply below to make a submission. The closing date for submissions is 3rd July 2016.

Long list and short list exhibition

The panel of judges will make an initial selection of 12 artists from the digital submission.  These long list artists will be announced on September 5th 2016 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 6 artists. The announcement of the short list will be made on October 10th 2016 on the Griffin Gallery website.

Short listed artists will be invited to exhibit their works at the Griffin Gallery in November 2016. A visit will be arranged to the Studio Building on October 18th 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 2016. 

Griffin Art Prize 2016

The judges will select the winner of the Griffin Art Prize 2016 from the shortlist exhibition. The winner will be announced at the private view in Griffin Gallery on 23rd November  2016. The winning artist will receive a studio fully stocked with products of choice from Winsor & Newton, Liquitex and Conté à Paris. A self –contained flat is provided by ACAVA at 62, Hetley Road, W12 8BB, 20 minutes’ walk from the Studio Building.  A mentoring programme of visits and tutorials will be arranged to meet individual needs.

Residency expectations

The winner must be able to take up residency in the Studio Building, Evesham Street London W11 4AJ by February 2017 and continue until April 2017. The winning artist should use the studio as their primary place of work and expect to be in for a minimum of three days a week. Materials provided will be the ones necessary to make new works. The mentoring programme is provided if available and is not guaranteed.

Key Dates
April 4th 2016 Call for Entries
July 3rd Closing date for applications
September 5th Announcement of 12 long listed artists
October 10th Announcement of 6 short listed artists
October 18th Short list artists visit Studio Building
November 23rd Private View, 6.30-8.30. Announcement of winner
November 24th - December 23rd Exhibition open at Griffin Gallery
January 2nd - 6th  Collect works from Griffin Gallery
February 2017 Griffin Art Prize 2016 winner starts residency
April 2017 Griffin Art Prize 2016 completes residency