Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014

The Contemporary Art Society is now calling for entries to the Contemporary Art Society Annual Award 2014—a unique commissioning award in the UK.

Established in 2009 and generously supported by the Sfumato Foundation, the award offers 40,000 GBP to a regional museum to commission a major new artwork for their permanent collection. The award encourages museums to collaborate with an artist who is not yet well represented in museum collections in this country. The selected artist will gain an important opportunity to work on a high-profile project with nationwide press exposure. The successful museum will acquire an ambitious work of enduring importance both nationally and internationally.

The award is announced each November in a ceremony attended by artists, museum and gallery professionals and key figures from the art world. Previous recipients of the award include Katerina Šedá with The Graves Art Gallery, Museums Sheffield (2009); Luke Fowler with Hepworth Wakefield and Wolverhampton Art Gallery (2010); Christina Mackie with Nottingham Castle Museum & Art Gallery (2011); Oliver Laric with The Collection & Usher Gallery (2012); and last year’s winners, Elizabeth Price with the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology in partnership with the Pitt Rivers Museum and the Ruskin School of Drawing & Fine Art.

Previous presenters of the award include Grayson Perry, Cornelia Parker, Jeremy Deller and Mark Wallinger.

Contemporary Art Society
59 Central Street
London EC1V 3AF
T +(0) 20 7017 8400

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