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Mother Art Prize 2018 call for entries, Procreate Project


The Mother Art Prize is open for entries for self-identifying women, non-binary visual artists with caring responsibilities. The prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, installation, textile, sound and video. [We welcome all kind of proposals, without any thematic restrictions].

Procreate Project is a pioneering arts organisation supporting the development of contemporary artists who are also mothers, working across art-forms.

Up to 20 shortlisted artists will be exhibited publicly in an art gallery in London as part of a group show and will be given the opportunity to sell their artworks on the Procreate Project online shop. Information about the venue for the show will be announced soon.

Enter by 26 November 2018, 5.00pm GMT/London Time.

The Award Winner will receive: 

  • 1 Month residency at The White House in Dagenham with the support of Create London (this covers an Art Studio and accommodation for the artist and her family
  • £500 cash prize
  • 2 mentoring session (1to1 or Skype) with Sylvie Gormezano, Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)
  • 1 free ticket to Oxytocin 2019 (date TBC)

To be considered by the judges for the prize and group exhibition in London, you will need to pay the entry fee of £15 for up to 3 artworks via Paypal

The judging panel is composed by:  

– Beth Colocci, trustee of the UK Friends of the National Museum for Women in the Arts

– Sylvie Gormezano– Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)

– Marcelle Joseph, Director and Curator at Marcelle Joseph Project

– Sigrid Kirk, Co-founder of ARTimbarc and AWITA ( Association of Women in the Arts)

–Elizabeth Neilson, Director at the Zabludowicz Collection

– Laura Smith, Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery

Visit our website for info on how to apply. 

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