ART X Prize with Access

ART X Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Deadline: 15 June 2018

ART X Prize with Access

For the 2018 edition, the ART X Prize with Access has evolved to bolster the efforts of emerging artists who have demonstrated a commitment to careers as professional visual artists.

ART X Lagos believes that supporting such talent will ensure the continued growth of the visual art sector in Nigeria. In the absence of infrastructure that exists in other international centres for contemporary art, the ART X Prize was launched in partnership with Access Bank to provide vital professional development for a new generation of Nigerian artists, and celebrate and empower emerging talent.

The winner of the ART X Prize with Access will receive a 1million grant towards an ambitious project or installation by the artist, which will be exhibited in a solo presentation at the next ART X Lagos art fair from 2nd to 4th November 2018. The winning artist will additionally receive significant visibility, and invaluable opportunities for networking and mentoring.

As Tokini Peterside, the Founder & Director remarks, « We are delighted to have the support of Access Bank for this initiative which will enable us to support ambitious emerging artists in Nigeria, who are at pivotal stages in their careers. The ART X Prize with Access will give Nigeria’s most promising emerging artists the opportunity to further their careers, and to challenge the expectations of the global audience at ART X Lagos, which is comprised of collectors and visitors from significant institutions around the world. »

The ART X Prize with Access will be adjudicated by a jury of 5 renowned artists and industry stakeholders: Yinka Shonibare MBE, Professor Bruce Onobrakpeya, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Sokari Douglas-Camp and Oliver Enwonwu.

Find more information and apply here