Procreate Project is excited to announce the second edition of the Mother Art Prize: an international open call for self-identifying women, non-binary visual artists with caring responsibilities. The prize is aimed at artists working in one or more of the following media: painting, drawing, mixed-media, photography, digital art, sculpture, ceramics, installation, textile, sound and video. [We welcome all kind of proposals, without any theme restrictions].

Procreate Project is a pioneering arts organisation supporting the development of contemporary artists who are also mothers, working across art-forms.

Working towards equal representation and opportunities for women and mothers, today Procreate Project offers online and offline platforms and opportunities for the display, screen and staging of works, connections with peers and organisations that can support artists at different stages of their career.

20 shortlisted artists will be exhibited at the Mimosa House gallery, London [ 2-18 May 2019] as part of a group show and will be given the opportunity to sell their artworks on the Procreate Project online shop.

Enter by 26 November 2018, midnight GMT/London Time.

The Award Winner will receive:

  • 1 Month residency at The White House in Dagenham with the support of Create London (this covers an Art Studio and accommodation for the artist and her family
  • £500 cash prize
  • 2 mentoring session (1to1 or Skype) with Sylvie Gormezano, Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)
  • 1 free ticket to Oxytocin 2019 (date TBC)

To be considered by the judges for the prize and group exhibition in London, you will need to pay the entry fee of £15 for up to 3 artworks via Paypal [ please include MAP 2018 as subject] and submit the below form. If you prefer to pay by bank transfer please email us. You can pay in British Pounds, US Dollars and Euros too (if you wish to pay in any other currency, please contact us).

The judging panel is composed by:

Beth Colocci, trustee of the UK Friends of the National Museum for Women in the Arts

Sylvie Gormezano– Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)

Marcelle Joseph, Director and Curator at Marcelle Joseph Project

Sigrid Kirk, Co-founder of ARTimbarc and AWITA ( Association of Women in the Arts)

Elizabeth Neilson, Director at the Zabludowicz Collection

Laura Smith, Curator at the Whitechapel Gallery

How to submit :

  • Upload images of your work – maximum 3 artworks, maximum 3 images of each artwork. High-resolution images only – recommended size is 2MB
  • Please label all JPEG Image files as follows: Last&First Name _ArtworkTitle_&_Media_Dimensions
  • Visual art: All artworks are first juried by a digital photograph. All media and dimensions are acceptable for submission. You can submit up to 3 images for your 2D and 3D artworks.

Before submitting the form please make sure you read the T&C on Zealous.

Entry fees are non-refundable. Submission of the works does not guarantee being selected for the exhibition.


October 2018 – 26 November 2018: Entries open

December 2018: Judging begins

January 2019: Shortlist, winner and exhibition dates announced

2019: Exhibition opens [Date TBC]

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