Refresh Art Award 2021

The Refresh Art Award – an international biannual art competition – is open for entries for 2021 to all artists older than 16.

This year the competition is open to 2D, sculpture and sound works. There is no set theme as this award was designed to be a snapshot of contemporary creative work now, and led by what artists are making each time.

A curated selection of shortlisted artists will be invited to show their work in a London in November 2021. The main prize – Refresh Art Award 2021 – is £3,000. In addition, the Drawing Special Mention (£300) and Prize for Art of Our times (£300) will also be awarded. Every entry gets a place in the promoted online gallery until December 2022.

Refresh is an independent art award started in 2017 by two artist-curators looking for an art competition that gave some value to all entrants and not just the winners. Being part run online, it was designed as an international platform to showcase artists who may not have gallery representation.

The project does not sell artwork and so tries to actively promote all entrants own sales platforms and social media profiles.

Refresh Art Award 2021 – Entry Fees

Entry fee is £10 for the first entry and £6 for each entry thereafter, up to a maximum 4 entries.