Haroon Mirza, Falling Rope, 2013 (Installation view at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE) Photo: Nobutada Omote,Sandwich.

Deadline for entry

Tue 30 September 2014 17:00 GMT




\r\nThe Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is delighted to announce the third Daiwa Foundation Art Prize, which offers a British artist a first solo show at a gallery in Tokyo, Japan. In addition, the winning artist is awarded a participation fee of £5000, and a period of support and introductions to key individuals and organisations in the Japanese contemporary art world.
\r\nThe triennial prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have not previously had a solo exhibition in Japan. The judging panel will first select a short list of three artists whose works will be exhibited at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London in June 2015, during which time a winner is announced.
\r\nThe two previous Daiwa Foundation Art Prizes have been awarded to Marcus Coates in 2009, who had a solo exhibition at Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, and to Haroon Mirza in 2012, whose solo show was held at SCAI THE BATHHOUSE, Tokyo in early 2013.


\r\nJune 2015: Shortlist exhibition
\r\nAn exhibition of the three selected short listed artists for the Daiwa Foundation Art Prize will be held at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle), London NW1 4QP.
\r\nAutumn/Winter 2015: The winning artist’s solo show will be held at the partner gallery, Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo, Japan.


\r\nThe 2014 selection panel is:
\r\nHideki Aoyama, Gallery Director, Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo
\r\nRichard Deacon, Artist
\r\nMami Kataoka, Chief Curator, Mori Art Museum, Tokyo
\r\nChris Orr RA, Artist
\r\nJonathan Watkins, Director of Ikon Gallery, Birmingham


\r\nArtists applying for the prize are required to submit images or documentation of four recent works, in any medium (including painting, photography, drawing, sculpture, installation, video etc), a supporting CV and personal statement.
\r\nApplications are made online.


\r\n1 May 2014:  Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is open for applications
\r\n30 September 2014 - 5pm:  Deadline closes for online entries
\r\n25 October 2014:  Three artists are selected for short list
\r\nJune 2015:  Short list artists’ exhibition at the Daiwa Foundation Japan House Gallery, London
\r\nAutumn/Winter 2015:  Winner’s exhibition at Aoyama | Meguro Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

RULES & guidelines

\r\nThe Daiwa Foundation Art Prize is open to British artists resident in the UK who have neither had nor are planning a solo exhibition in Japan. The Prize is open to artists working in any medium including painting, photography, print, drawing, sculpture, ceramics, installation and moving image.
\r\nArtists entering must have work available for the shortlist exhibition in June 2015 and be available to travel to Japan in Autumn/Winter 2015.


\r\nAt the first stage, artists applying for the Prize are required to submit the following to Parker Harris: documentation and images of a maximum of four recent works in digital format (jpg, tiff or png max 500kb) and an up to date supporting CV (maximum of one side of A4) and a personal statement of the anticipated benefit of being awarded the Prize (maximum of 250 words) and a completed entry form online.
\r\nEntry is free. Applications must be submitted online by 30 September 2014.


\r\nIf you experience problems with the online entry process, including payments by PayPal, or if you have any questions about entering Daiwa Foundation Art Prize that can not be answered by reading the Rules & Guidelines, or by looking at the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please contact the website administrators by email.

I am a British Citizen but currently living abroad, am I eligible to enter?

\r\nNo, only artists currently resident in the UK are eligible for entry.\r\n

I am resident in the UK but not a British Citizen, can I enter?

\r\nNo, the Prize is only open to British Citzens.

I would like to put forward a piece of work that was created over 3 years ago, would this be acceptable?

\r\nNo, only works produced within the last 3 years are acceptable.\r\n

I do not have digital images of my work, what should I do?

\r\nApplications should be made online, however, if you are unable to process an application online, please contact Parker Harris for further details. Click HERE to contact Parker Harris now.\r\n

What resolution should my images be?

\r\nIdeally all images should be 300dpi but with a maximum file size of 500KB. Only the following file formats are acceptable: JPEGs, TIFFs or PNGs. Each image file must be named with your surname, first name and brief title e.g. SmithJohn_Title.jpeg. Whilst work titles may be too long to be used as image names, a section of your title would be adequate.\r\n

I cannot upload my images, what should I do?

\r\nCheck that each of your image files are 500kb or less and that they are the accepted file types (either JPG, TIFF, or PNG.) If you still encounter problems, please contact the website administrators by email.




\r\nThe Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation is a UK charity, established in 1988 with the generous support of Daiwa Securities Co Ltd. Its purpose is to support closer links between Britain and Japan in all fields of activity, including the visual arts.


\r\nFor all enquiries, please contact the exhibition organisers:
\r\nParker Harris Partnership
\r\nt. 01372 462190  or  email
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