The SCAF Emerging Artist Award has been created to acknowledge up and coming artists of all ages who are living in the Yorkshire region. The intent of the award is to bring recognition and awareness to outstanding visual artists in the region who are at the early stages of their career and who have not yet established a reputation as an artist amongst art curators, buyers, critics and the general public.
/ Past Finalists
/ This years subject:
The theme for the SCAF EAA 2022 is SYNERGY. This subject idea was born out of the best rather than the worst of 2020, as in that year of stark contrasts, the very best came about through the cooperation and interaction of people, science, innovation and creativity. At another level we were given deeper insights into many of the synergistic relationships in nature e.g. the interaction and interdependency between fungi and trees. Synergy is an interaction or cooperation giving rise to a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts and you as the artist can interpret this in your work, use of materials, or in any way that this speaks to you as an artist.
/ Final Awards & Exhibition
There is a £1,250 cash award to the winning submission and a further 9 awards of £100 for the nine runners up and a touring exhibition comprising the ten final art works. The award will be presented to the recipient at the opening of the SCAF Emerging Artist Award Exhibition.
/ Eligibility for Artists & Artworks
There is no restriction on the artist regarding training or nationality.
The artist must be aged 16 or over.
You must be living within the Yorkshire region at the time of entry.
All types of visual arts except for performance, sound and video are accepted for this competition.
The Artist must not have exclusive representation to enter the SCAF Award
Artwork size must be less than 100cm, 100cm x 20cm for Artworks to be hung on the wall and less than 100cm, 100cm, 100cm for sculptures.
The award consists of two stages.
Proposal for completed artwork and supporting images should be entered via the online form. Deadline for entries is midnight 1st October 2021.
Shortlisted entries will be announced on 15th November 2021, following which the successful entrants will be invited to produce and submit their completed original artworks based upon their successful proposal by 1st April 2022.
Judging will take place and the winner announced on 20th May 2022.
The ten final artworks will then be exhibited - opening dates and times and information will be announced via social media and the SCAF websites.
There is a £1000 cash award to the winning submission and a further 9 awards of £100 for the nine runners up and a touring exhibition comprising the ten final art works. The award will be presented to the recipient at the opening of the SCAF Emerging Artist Award Exhibition.
/ Key Dates
6th July 2021
Open for Submissions
1st October 2021 11.59pm
15th November 2021
Announcement of finalists
1st April 2022
Deadline for submissions for Artwork
20th May 2022
Award Exhibition and winner announced