Griffin Art Prize

The Griffin Art Prize 2016 is an exciting opportunity for emerging artists in painting and drawing. Supported by the world’s leading fine art brands; Winsor & NewtonLiquitex and Conté à Paris, the prize offers one outstanding candidate a three month residency in the Studio Building, 21, Evesham Street, London W11 4AJ. A large, well-lit studio, materials and accommodation are provided for the winning artist to develop new work over a three month period February to April 2017.

Twelve artists selected for the long list of Griffin Art Prize 2016 will have their work showcased on this website. An exhibition of 6 short-listed artists will be held at Griffin Gallery.

The judges will be looking for innovation in painting and drawing and for the applicants’ potential to benefit from the residency.

The three stages of the Griffin Art Prize 2016 are incremental platforms for professional exposure. To make the long list is a considerable achievement; the short-list exhibition is a popular and well attended event that attracts collectors, critics, art world professionals and the general public. The residency itself is a unique opportunity to explore materials and develop new work.

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 

Collect works from Griffin Gallery

January 30th 2017

Griffin Art Prize 2016 winner starts residency

April 28th 2017

Griffin Art Prize 2016 completes residency