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Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Artist Prize 2016 *** NOW CLOSED FOR ENTRIES ***

*** We’ve chosen our winner! ***

“Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce launched a new annual arts prize this year, thanks to a public grant from the Arts Council England and sponsorship from the business community. The prize was open to practising semi-professional and professional artists working or living in one of the 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester.”

It was created to provide a platform for emerging contemporary visual artists to become connected to the region’s business community, to help provide opportunities for artists to be recognised on a national/international scale and help retain artistic talent in our area.

We are delighted to announce that the 2016 winner of the GM Arts Prize is Andrew Brooks.

Read more about it here.

We will be showcasing the winning and shortlisted entries at our Summer Exhibition at Elliot House, 151 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3WD in June and July 2016.

To register your attendance, follow one of the links below:

For June 10th  : Book now!

For June 17th  : Book now!

For June 24th : Book now!

For  July    1st : Book now!

View the winning and shortlisted entries!

Prizes

1 Overall Winner to be awarded:

£1500 Cash Prize

Supported by Fred Aldous with £150 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.

A specially commissioned award made by a local artist or designer.

Winner’s artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2016.

3 Runners Up to be awarded:

£750 cash prize each

Supported by Fred Aldous with £50 of vouchers and paper products from G.F.Smith.

A specially commissioned award made by a local artist or designer.

Runners up artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2016.

Judging Panel

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Kwong Lee

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Gallery Director, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

judges

Paulette Terry Brien

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Co-director of The International 3, and Co-curatorial co-ordinator of The Manchester Contemporary

Sarah-Hardacre

Sarah Hardacre

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International Contemporary Print Artist, resident and practising in Greater Manchester

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Louise Durose

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General & Legal Counsel at MAN Diesel & Turbo UK Ltd, Collector of Northern Art

The Event

The overall prize and 3 runners up prizes will be presented at the Chamber’s annual dinner, billed as a, “wholehearted celebration of the quality and diversity of Greater Manchester business”, taking place at the Victoria Warehouse, Manchester on Thursday 19th May 2016.

19th May
Victoria Warehouse
Hosted by Craig Charles

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