Open Call for Artists


Open Until:

Posted: 10/03/2022

The Sunny Art Prize is an
international art prize hosted by Sunny Art Centre, London. This fine art
competition in the UK is a global platform offering art opportunities to
emerging and established artists to showcase their artworks internationally.
exhibiting galleries are located in cities across the world,  including London,
Beijing and Shanghai. The art contest will also give the art prize
winners the opportunity to be part of a
one-month artist residency. The 
Artist Residency Programme is organised in collaboration with established Chinese art
institutions and it provides the chance to engage with historically and
culturally rich places in China. 

The art competition welcomes
submissions from all over the world. The diversity of the prize is also reflected
by the variety of art practices it represents, from two-dimensional work such
as paintings, drawings and photography to three-dimensional sculptures and
ceramics, as well as contemporary installations, mixed media artworks, video
and digital work. 

Is Awarded?


First Prize 

Second Prize

Third Prize

The prize winners will be joined by 27
shortlisted artists in a group exhibition at the Sunny Art Centre
, London. From these 27, 7 artists will be
selected to exhibit their works at one of our partners’ galleries in China
along with the three Prize winners.



Exhibit your work globally in prestigious galleries from
London to Shanghai

Win from a cash fund of £6,000 to expand your practice

Win the first prize and get an exclusive 1-month solo
exhibition in the heart of London at the Sunny Art Gallery

Participate in a residency in Asia, and engage with
historically and culturally rich places in China

Reach audiences worldwide by showcasing your work online
to over 100,000 visitors.

Be included in the finely printed catalogues released
internationally for each edition of the Prize


Can Submit?

Submissions are accepted from every
country in the world
 and are all equally judged.
Please note that you must be at least 18 years old to
enter the competition.
Entries may include:

Accepted Media

  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Photography
  • Ceramic
  • Original Prints
  • Installation Art
  • Mixed Media (both wall-hung and
  • Video Art (Including moving
    image, projected work, and digital installations)
  • Drawing


Size Restrictions

All 2D work such as painting, drawing,
projected videos (including moving images and installation) must be 120x120cm in
size max.

All three-dimensional work, including
sculptures, ceramics, and mixed media artworks, must be 80x80x80cm max
in size. Installation art (whether made of mixed media or digital) must be
assembled on site at the exhibiting location and can reach 100x100x100cm max.


What Do We Look For?

We wish for artists to engage with real contemporary

Winners of previous editions did so by
raising awareness of global issues and themes ranging from climate
change, the current international debate regarding immigration and refugees to
our perception of identity, gender, and much more.

"Just to say a huge thanks ... I am looking forward to progressing with this project thanks to your support, advice and guidance"

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