Key dates and information
Below, you'll find important information regarding eligibility criteria and important dates for this year's award calendar.
Judges will be looking for works that reflect the following:
Diversity of experience
We're looking for artists who represent the UK's diverse population, and reflect their respective communities.
Diversity of expression
We're looking for artists who create bold, unique pieces of art that reveal their own perspectives and experiences.
Diversity of thought
We're looking for artists who represent unique viewpoints, sparking new conversations within the UK art scene.
To be eligible for the award, you must be aged 18 or over, and within the first ten years of your professional practice, and have the right to live, work or study in the UK. Upon application, we will ask you to define the start of your professional practice using one of the following:
- the date that you registered as a self-employed artist
- the first public exhibition or performance you presented
- your first paid commission
- the year you completed your education or training
If you are yet to do any of these things, you must self-define the start of your professional practice. If shortlisted, you must be available to be in London for the prize-giving ceremony on Thursday, 9 November 2023.
Artists must be working within one of the following fields:
- APPLIED ARTS
Ceramics, glass, textiles, jewellery
- DIGITAL ART AND MOVING IMAGE
Moving image, performance video, technological arts
- FINE ARTS
Painting, printmaking, photography, installation, sculpture
Please download our briefing document for artists, which outlines all eligibility requirements as well as the terms and conditions of your participation.
Financial support for shortlisted artists
The Robert Walters Group will provide a stipend of £200 for each of the ten shortlisted artists to attend the awards event in London on Thursday, 9 November, and will cover all shipping costs for works to be delivered to and from Saatchi Gallery.