ANN Jun 16, 2024

EAF Art Writing Prize

Deadline: Sep 6, 2024

The Emerging Art Foundation

The Emerging Art Foundation is now accepting entries for the inaugural edition of the Art Writing Prize.

Up to two grants of £3,000 will be made annually to recognise, support, and bring into the public domain work that expands understandings of the relationships between art making and the practice of writing.

Judges for this year's prize are the artist Jesse Darling, Camden Art Centre director Martin Clark, and Dr Laura Haynes.

The Prize understands the term ‘art writing’ to include forms of writerly practice that hold a central concern with the condition and possible forms of art making. It therefore encompasses writing that is about art — essays, reviews, criticism, fiction — as well as visual art which incorporates forms of writing, with submissions encouraged from artists, curators, art historians and critics, as well as other interdisciplinary practitioners. The scheme is particularly interested in submissions which demonstrate innovative or experimental approaches to form and/or engage different modes of witnessing, activation, or inquiry, as well as writing which opens dialogues with different modes of viewing, making, and remembering that might help shift expectations of the experience we identify as art.

The scheme is intended to benefit art writers at a critical juncture of their careers and to support practitioners who already demonstrate a capacity to produce work of an exceptional level but require external support for the development and dissemination of their practice. Therefore, applicants must:

- be a resident in the UK,

- have published no more than 10 pieces of writing in print or online prior to their submission (this does not include personal blogs or websites),

- or have exhibited their work in no more than 5 solo exhibitions (this does not include personal blogs or websites).

The deadline for submissions is 6th September 2024. To apply and for further details, please visit:

The Emerging Art Foundation was established in 2024 (charity no.1206815) to foster and promote the creation and appreciation of the visual arts in the UK.

It achieves these aims through an annual Art Writing Prize which recognises, supports, and brings into the public domain work of exceptional quality that expands understandings of the relationships between art making and the practice of writing. More information can be found at:

ANN: EAF Art Writing Prize. In:, Jun 16, 2024 (accessed Jul 23, 2024), <>.