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Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Artist Prize 2017

“In 2016 Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce was delighted to launch a new annual arts prize thanks to a public grant from Arts Council England which we were awarded in our first year and sponsorship from the business community. 

Now in our second year, the 2017 competition launched on Monday 30th January 2017.  The prize is open to practising semi-professional and professional artists working or living in one of the 10 local authorities across Greater Manchester.”

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

Entries for the 2017 prize close on Wednesday 19th April 2017.

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 Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Artist Prize 2017 Award

Winner artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2017

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 Greater Manchester Emerging Contemporary Artist Prize 2017 Award

Winner’s artwork displayed in Pop Up Exhibition in Manchester, Summer 2017

Judging Panel

Helen Wewiora

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Director of Castlefield Gallery

Rachel Goodyear

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Artist, represented by Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London. Resident and practising in Greater Manchester

Paulette Terry Brien

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

Andrew Brooks

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Photographer, digital artist and filmmaker. Resident and practising in Greater Manchester

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 18th May 2017.

18th May
Victoria Warehouse
Hosted by Craig Charles

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