The Mother Art Prize is the only international open call for self-identifying women
and 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 and there are no theme restrictions.

The prize (2017-2018-2020) received the support and collaboration of Cromwell Place, Whitechapel Gallery, Tate Modern, Frieze London, AWITA, Zabludowicz Collection, Create London, Elephant magazine, Mimosa House, Richard Saltoun


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 devalue

Featuring artists that work across a range of media, the works for the past three editions were selected among 70 entries in 2017, 290 in 2018, and 626 entries from 45 countries in 2020.

The Open Call 2022 is now open - deadline the 15th of October


This has been an important platform to initiate and nurture partnerships with established galleries and art Instistutions, bringing change with our contents and new operational models into different realities and audiences, while creating visibility and recognition for the category of artists we represent.


“These twenty artists who are also mothers prove that nothing is taboo, and a mother’s lived experience is as worthy a subject as any other for representation in the art world.”

– Marcelle Joseph, Mother Art Prize 2018 Judge and curator



  • Online solo exhibition with Richard Saltoun Gallery
  • £1000 Cash prize towards the production of a new work co-commissioned by Diversity Art Forum and Procreate Project. *  This award is dedicated to people of colour, black or brown and mixed-race artists.
  • Up to 1-month Residency at the Mother House Studios in London with mentoring sessions with Sylvie Gormezano.
  • A group show featuring up to 20 selected artists hosted at Zabludowicz Collection in Spring 2023.


The judging panel is composed by:

  • Dr. Charlotte Bonham-Carter, Independent Curator and Writer, and Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins
  • Niamh Coghlan, Director of Richard Saltoun Gallery
  • Pauline de Souza, Director of the Diversity Art Forum
  • Caroline Douglas, Director at the Contemporary Art Society
  • Touria El Glaoui, Director of 1-54 art fair