Converse and Dazed & Confused have partnered up with the Whitechapel Gallery for the third annual Converse/Dazed Emerging Artists Award in the hunt to discover the UK’s future art-stars, looking for work that challenges perceptions.
The award offers an invaluable platform for emerging, unrepresented artists and has grown in prestige since its inception in 2010. This year, the esteemed judging panel includes Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller, The Times Arts Commissioning Editor Nancy Durrant, Whitechapel Gallery Curator Kirsty Ogg, Dazed & Confused Visual Arts Editor Francesca Gavin, art collective LuckyPDF and Ibid Projects Director Magnud Edensvard.
The prize, open to all artists under 35, builds on Dazed, Converse and the Whitechapel Gallery’s mutual heritage of supporting the UK’s vibrant creative community. The winning artist will receive £6,000, while the other three shortlisted artists receive £1,000. They are selected on the basis of demonstrating inventive, interesting and well-executed approaches to their work.
Deadline for entry is 29 June. More information on how to submit can be found here.