Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2017 – Call for Entries


10 May 2017 to 02 Oct 2017

Daiwa Foundation Art Prize 2017 – Call for Entries

Deadline: 2 October 2017

Enter online: daiwa.artopps.co.uk

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce the fourth Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, which offers a British artist a first solo show at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, the winning artist is awarded a participation fee of £5,000, as well as a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.

The triennial prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. It is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, printmaking, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image. 

Initially, the judging panel will select a shortlist of three artists whose works will be exhibited at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London in June 2018, during which time a winner will be announced. The winning artist’s solo show will be held at the partner gallery, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo, Japan. Artists entering must have work available for the shortlist exhibition in June 2018 and be available to travel to Japan in Autumn/Winter 2018.

The 2017 selection panel comprises:

Richard Cork, Art Critic
Mami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
Sueo Mizuma, Director, Mizuma Art Gallery, Tokyo
Julian Opie, Artist
Jonathan Watkins, Director, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham

Previous recipients of the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize include Marcus Coates who was awarded the Prize in 2009 with a resulting solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo; Haroon Mirza in 2012, whose solo exhibition was held at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo; and to Oliver Beer in 2015. Beer’s solo exhibition Life, Death and Tennis opened at Aoyama Meguro Gallery, Tokyo in November 2015 and comprised video and sculptural works exploring the relationship between audio and visual experience. 

Artists applying for the prize are required to submit images or documentation of four recent works (in any medium), a supporting CV and personal statement by 2 October 2017.  There is an entry fee of £5 per artist to be paid as part of an online application process.

For further information and to apply please visit: daiwa.artopps.co.uk

Email Address: 
01372 462190