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Assembly House Trust £4,000 Arts Prize 2018: call for entrants

PUBLISHED: 11:24 07 February 2018 | UPDATED: 11:24 07 February 2018

The Assembly House in Norwich where artists can win a six-week solo exhibition as part of a new bursary (C) Karen Fuller

The Assembly House in Norwich where artists can win a six-week solo exhibition as part of a new bursary (C) Karen Fuller

© Fuller Photography

The Assembly House Arts Prize will be offered to an outstanding Norfolk-based candidate, with the winner receiving a bursary of £4000, access to a Norwich studio space and an exhibition at The Assembly House.

Norfolk artists have a chance of winning a £4,000 bursary, access to a Norwich studio space and a six-week solo exhibition at The Assembly House with a brand new award available for emerging artists in the county.

The Assembly House Trust, a registered charity which supports and develops creative arts in the local community, has launched its Arts Prize 2018 to reflect its commitment to supporting the production of new work and the development of artists’ practice.

Working in partnership with Print to the People an artist-led social enterprise dedicated to the production and promotion of traditional printmaking processes, the winner of the award will have access to and mentoring at the enterprise’s high-quality printmaking studio in central Norwich and the chance to be included in the Norwich Print Fair.

The winning candidate will be tasked with creating a new body of artwork inspired by Norwich and Norfolk to be exhibited at The Assembly House from July 6 until September 28.

Entry to the prize is free of charge and the artist will retain rights to all artwork produced, criteria for entrants includes being based in Norfolk, being able to demonstrate an adequate level of basic printmaking skill, creating work which will be suitable for exhibition at The Assembly House and an ability to deliver an exhibition of 10 to 15 prints to deadline.

Sam Leonard, arts coordinator at The Assembly House Trust, said: “The objective of the prize is to support emerging artists in developing new and innovative work. Candidates may use the prize to take time away from work, develop new skills or simply focus on creating a new body of work.”

Entries are open until February 15 and a winner will be chosen by three judges from The Assembly House Trust, Print to the People and Norwich Print Fair and announced on March 9.

For full terms and conditions and to submit an entry, visit http://assemblyhousetrust.org.uk/artsprize/ or email info@assemblyhousetrust.org.uk.

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