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Woon Foundation Art Prize

Final year, undergraduate artists from across the UK can now apply for one of the UK’s most generous arts prizes. The Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize, jointly hosted by Northumbria University and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art offers an exceptional opportunity for Fine Art students.

The remarkable first prize is a £20,000 fellowship with a 12-month studio space in the Woon Tai Jee studio at BALTIC 39 in Newcastle's city centre. The year-long fellowship includes mentoring from staff from both institutions and a final exhibition with catalogue at the end of the Fellowship. There are also two generous runner-up prizes of £9,000 and £6,000.

The prize is fee-free and applications can be made via woonprize.co.uk. Applications for 2019 will open early next year and please click here to view the winners and shortlisted artists of 2018

The shortlisted artists were selected by a panel of judges including:

Ten artists are shortlisted from the open submission for an exhibition at Northumbria University in summer 2018, with a solo exhibition concluding the Fellowship, at Gallery North, Northumbria. All shortlisted artists receive a £300 fee. A further £200 is allocated to each shortlisted artist to cover travel and accommodation so they may attend the exhibition preview and award ceremony at Northumbria University mid July 2018

The first winning recipient of the Woon Foundation Prize was Holly Hendry who took up residence in the Woon Tai Jee Studio at BALTIC 39, Newcastle in 2013. Just four short years later Hendry showed  new work at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead from 18 February – 4 June 2017 in her first major UK institutional exhibition Wrot.

Northumbria and BALTIC jointly award and present the The Woon Foundation Painting and Sculpture Prize as an important part of the successful strategic partnership between the two organisations. Now in its sixth year, the Prize is open to all UK undergraduate Fine Art students who are in their final year of study, graduating in summer 2018. Works to be included in the exhibition must be in mediums of Painting or Sculpture.

For full terms and conditions and to enter visit: woonprize.co.uk


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