Brixton Art Prize

Brixton Art Prize are incredibly excited to announce the launch of a brand new and inclusive art competition.

The competition is open globally to all cultural backgrounds, genders, artistic abilities and ages (10+). With the aim of uniting people through art and the rewarding feeling of taking part in a community project.

The prize is based in Brixton, the well loved London district with a rich and meaningful past. The themes we would like entrants to explore are Conflict & Integration, as these words encapsulate the area and it’s history. Entrants are free to run with this however they decide.

Submissions are open now until the 15 May 2022 and the cost to enter one piece of art is £15 per person. They welcome art of all and any media, from photography and painting to sculpture and installation. This is an art competition in its broadest form!

For the winner there will be a cash prize of £1,000, runners up will also be awarded cash prizes. They will also work together with the winning artist to develop their idea into a solo show.

For the shortlisted, a group show on the 30th of June until the 3 July will be held during our awards ceremony at the Department Stores – a great opportunity to network and to gain exposure.

The selling point of this competition is that it benefits both the entrants and the community. Every entrant will receive feedback on their work from our panel of judges. In addition, the money received from the entries will go directly to local arts charities and communities in Brixton, in the form of financial aid, supplies or teaching.

They hope to encourage everyone to take part in this competition and embrace their creative side. To continue this attitude for many more years and see the Brixton Art Prize grow and take hold as an established and respected annual award.

Over the course of the Prize, the team will document and post their discussion on art in our community so keep your eyes on our social media channels to be a part of this.

We all want to make it.
Make it in our chosen career. Maybe make it big.

Sometimes perhaps just make it to pay day.
But whatever our ambition, what unites us all is the desire to thrive, be recognised – and be supported.
And that’s what Lambeth’s Creative Enterprise Zone is all about. Supporting creative people to do amazing creative things without having to leave our amazingly creative corner of south London.
Because we all want to make it – of course – but more than that, we want to Make It in Brixton.