The Access ART X Prize awards artists from Africa and its diaspora opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.

This Prize has changed significantly by extending its reach beyond emerging Nigerian artists to include emerging talents from across Africa and its Diaspora.

Benefits of Participating in the Access ART X Prize

The Nigerian winner will receive:

  • Residency at Gasworks, London
  • Exhibition at ART X Lagos 2024
  • Support in the form of a $10,000 grant
  • An invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange

The African/Diasporan winner will receive:

The jury for the Access ART X Prize 2023 boasts a roster of esteemed experts, including Babajide Adeniyi-Jones (Documentary photographer), Daudi Karungi (Founder Afriart Gallery), Gabi Ngcobo (Artist, educator, and Curatorial Director of the Javett Art Centre), Emeka Ogboh (Artist), Barthélémy Toguo (Artist), and Yesomi Umolu (Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice for the Serpentine Galleries).

How to Apply for this Prize

Artists who have dedicated at least three years to their practice can submit their applications.

To apply, please submit an artist bio, portfolio, and a motivation letter here on or before October 18th, 2023.

Don’t miss this chance to be part of this opportunity and push your artistic practice to new heights.

Click here for more information about the ART X Prize 2023 for African artists.