Last week we announced our new prize the Ashurst Prize for Rich Mix as part of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2017. With this exciting new East London focused prize we thought it would be a good time to answer some of the questions we’ve been asked to help you format your entry and understand what it’s all about.
Rich Mix is an independent arts venue based in East London which is a hub for the diverse range of creatives that surrounds them. They not only support the visual arts but run a full cinema programme, live music, dance and spoken word, the list continues! With the focus very much on supporting the community around them and presenting them to an ever widening international audience, we’re really pleased to be partnered with a platform that shares so many of our values for this new award.
Below we list some of the questions we’ve been asked by you and hopefully the answers to help.
Q. I’ve already entered the prize (before the announcement in November 2016), am I eligible for this new award?
Yes! Your work will automatically be considered for this prize as long as it or you are associated with East London.
Q. If I submit information for this award will I still be eligible for the other awards like the Employees Choice, Sculpture Prize and Overall Winner in this year’s prize?
You certainly will. This is an additional award to the Ashurst Emerging Art Prize so your work will be considered for all of the awards on offer.
Q. I don’t live in East London, am I still eligible?
As long as your work is connected with East London it will be considered. Make sure to add it into your text where possible so the Judges can understand why the work is influenced by the area or state that you live within an E postcode.
Q. How do I make sure I’m considered for this award on my application?
See above! Clearly and succinctly write it in your text, and make sure you tick the box in the entry form at the bottom.
Q. What are the deadlines for this award?
The deadlines are all the same. 18 December 2016 if you would like feedback in your submission. 15 January for the overall deadline 2017.
Q. I live in another country, am I eligible for the Ashurst Prize for Rich Mix?
Yes! As long as you or your work is related to East London in some way. Remember to mention this in your artist statement or artwork commentary.
Q. Does it cost extra to be considered for the Rich Mix Prize?
No, your submission will be considered for all of the awards under the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize umbrella.
Q. What mediums are considered for the Ashurst Prize for Rich Mix?
As with the main prize the Ashurst Prize for Rich Mix will accept all mediums excluding performance, video and sound art. Works must be within 275cm x 275cm x 200cm.
We hope the above answers all your questions on this new, exciting prize but if you want further information please drop us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org or Tweet / comment on our social media! T: @theartprize, I: @theartprize, Facebook: Ashurst Emerging Artists
Oaktree & Tiger Team
Art experts giving advice to emerging artists to build their careers and find success. Organisers of the Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize 2018, artist agent and art consultants.