*Image in the background: Candida Powell-Williams The Fountain of Tongues (2017)

Winner’s Award: £500 Cash Prize + 2-week solo exhibition at The Showroom in Summer 2021

International Award: Up to 4 weeks residency at The White House Dagenham + up to £500 worth of art materials sponsored by Colart

Online Award: Online Exhibition with Richard Saltoun + 2 mentoring sessions with Sylvie Gormezano

Procreate Project is back with the 3rd edition of the Mother Art Prize 2020, the only international open call for self-identifying women and non-binary visual artists with caring responsibilities. 
Its aim is to promote and support artists who are mothers/parents as well as drive the attention of the wider public to a broad-spectrum of themes that would otherwise be overlooked and devalued. 
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 and there are no theme restrictions.

The judging panel is composed by:

  • Niamh Coghlan, Richard Saltoun Gallery Director 

  • Pauline Desouza, Director of the Diversity Art Forum

  • Elvira Dyangani Ose, Director of The Showroom and Lecturer in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths University

  • Eva Langret, Artistic Director Frieze London

  • Claire Mander, Chair of Steering Committee of UK Friends of the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Director of theCoLAB

  • Frances Morris, Director of Tate Modern

Rewards:

Exposure: Group show for up to 20 selected artists at Elephant West, Elephant Magazine’s pioneering project space in west London [6-29 of November 2020]; feature in the Procreate Project online shop and in the Elephant Magazine. 

Winner’s Award: £500 Cash Prize + 2-week solo exhibition at The Showroom in summer 2021

International Award: Up to 4 weeks residency at the White House Dagenham [In partnership with Create London] + £500 worth of art materials sponsored by Colart

Online Award: Online Exhibition with Richard Saltoun [Sept 2020] + 2 mentoring sessions with Sylvie Gormezano, Director at Picture this productions and Chair of the Association of Women Art Dealers (AWAD)

* Submission deadline 13 March 2020. The winner and the shortlisted artists will be announced in May 2020.

“Being both an artist and a parent is physically and emotionally demanding, lonely, financially crippling and most of the networking opportunities happen at bath time which is one of the most important times of day for parents regardless of access to childcare. The Mother Art Prize is a wonderful idea for recognising the achievements of artist-mothers. Putting those achievements together as an exhibition encourages a sense of community and support, giving space to consider the balance between the demands of parenting and artistic ambitions.”  
— Candida Powell-Williams — Mother Art Prize Winner 2018 

For any enquiry please contact us us at artprize@procreateproject.com

Please note, we are a non-for profit organisation and the submission fees are re-invested for the production of the prize and the group show.

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Group Show

Elephant West

6-29 of November 2020

62 Wood Ln, White City, London W12 7RH

Group show Mother Art Prize May 2019 at Mimosa House, London