Global creative company, M&C Saatchi Group and London’s iconic Saatchi Gallery have launched the 2nd annual Art for Change Prize competition.
Applications are now open for the this free-to-enter art competition open to artists working in the first five years of their career.
This year’s prize asks artists to creatively respond the theme Regeneration: There is no art on a dead planet for the chance to win up to £10,000.
A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, five to receive £2,000 and one overall winner to receive £10,000. Winning artists will also have the unique opportunity to exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.
Details about the theme for 2023 are available on the official website.
The world is reacting to the rising drumbeat of climate chaos. The issues of climate justice, social justice, and economics are now inseparable, but there are reasons to be hopeful. Climate change is finally sinking in. Citizens are demanding change. Nations, cities, communities and corporations are stepping up.
This year’s prize brings with it the opportunity to create new stories of a liveable future and motivate people to do what it takes to be a driving force for the change we need. We have the opportunity to change this to a story that inspires and empowers.
Now is the time for action. Now is the time for meaningful change.
As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide.
All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, where the overall winner will be announced at the end of November 2023. The exhibition will open to the public 22 November 2023 — 12 January 2024.