Neon Gallery is proud to launch our inaugural Neon Gallery Emerging Artist Award, which we’ve established in order to recognize one exceptional emerging artist each year who we feel represents the future direction of art.The chosen recipient will receive full gallery representation with Neon Gallery and will feature in our Future Talent campaign coming in the Spring.
They will also be given the opportunity to show their work in our upcoming group show in June from May 17 – June 21 at The Koppel Project in London, alongside some of our incredible established artists.
As a fully represented artist, the award recipient will receive bespoke career coaching, industry knowledge and tips, and one commercial opportunity a year to collaborate with a brand or other artist. All business enquiries will be handled by the Neon team, allowing the artist to focus on the production of their work.
PLEASE READ ALL THREE CAREFULLY SECTIONS BEFORE YOU APPLY
How to Apply
What we are looking for
Rules and Restrictions
HOW TO APPLY
There is no charge to submit your work. Please read the rules of our contest at the bottom of this page and click any of the links below labelled Neon Art Award Online Application and complete the form (the process should take around 30-60 minutes).
You can submit up to 5 artworks along with a short, required Artist Statement (100 words max).
The winner will be announced on our Instagram page @neon_artgallery on the 5th of May, 2021 so be sure to follow us for updates and results!
The Neon Gallery Team are searching the globe for the many underdog artists whose voices must be heard. In such a highly competitive market where world-class talent can be undervalued, this project seeks to bring that value to the surface not only for the winner but for the art market, our collectors and a future generation of young artists who dream of showing their work to the world.
- Dr Dimitrios Tsivrikos & Christopher Shake, Neon Gallery Directors
What we are looking for
The best of the best! It could be work that feels completely new and innovative or a fresh take on a classic style. Don't hold back on us – be bold and show us your best work.
It is important to us to get to know your story. Tell us about your work and why you feel compeled to create it. Do your best to tell your story both viusally and in the short written format. Keep it puchy, we will investagate further those who give us strong and interesting stories to follow up on.
Feel free to submit any works that fall within the remit of contemporary art. This can include (but is not limited to) painting, sculpture, mixed media, installation, collage, animation, photography, film, textile and printmaking.
What the winner will receive
Begin a one year representation contract with Neon Gallery
Show their work in our upcoming show in London, starting May 17th
Showing their work in at least two more exhibitions in year one
Meeting collectors, collaborators, mentors and curators
Application submissions to artists residencies, awards and collaborations
Rules and Restrictions
You must currently have no gallery representation.
Ideally have graduated from University, but we will consider final year students.
BA & MA graduates are eligible.
Please do not enter works that are homophobic, racist, toxic, pornographic or pedophilic.
If you have any questions about the application process or rules and restrictions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Follow us on instagram @neon_artgallery to receive all relevant updates and the winner.
Deadline for submissions is on the 15th of April, 11:59pm (GMT).
What our artists say
Josh RowellBritish, b. 1990
“Working with Neon has allowed me to reach a new audience with my art, both through online exposure and physical exhibitions. I have seen my work find its way into exciting new collections with thanks to the expertise and professionalism of the team at Neon.”
Svetlana BogetchevaFinland, B. 1986
“I value relationships above everything else. As an artist there are so many options out there and it is key to have someone you trust, that keeps your long term interests at heart. I love the forward moving energy of Neon and trust in their guidance. In just one year they have opened a number of doors for me that resulted in great opportunities.”
Aubrey HigginBritish, B. 1993
“Neon has helped to develop my practice and push the work to the next level. Having this kind of hands on relationship is rare to see, with only a core group of artists that make you feel that you are a part of a family. Their direction and support has been very helpful.”