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CHINWE RUSELL ART PRIZE

FOR NIGERIAN ARTISTS

CALLING ALL NIGERIAN ARTISTS!

Calling all visual artists in Nigeria! We are thrilled to announce the Chinwe Russell Art Prize, an esteemed online initiative aimed at showcasing the exceptional talent of Nigerian visual artists on a global platform.

Who We’re Looking For:
Visual artists living and working in Nigeria, working in various media, including:

  • Painting

  • Sculpture

  • Textile

  • Found object art

  • Recycled material art

  • Illustration

  • Ceramics and pottery

  • All subject matters and more

About the Chinwe Russell Art Prize:

Conceptualized by Chinwe Russell, a distinguished British artist of Nigerian descent, this art prize aims to spotlight the diversity and creativity prevalent in the vibrant Nigerian visual art sector while fostering increased local and international recognition.

Our Objectives:

  • Showcase Nigerian Talent: Highlight the remarkable diversity and innovation of Nigerian artists.

  • Expand Reach and Exposure: Provide participating artists with enhanced visibility within Nigeria and globally.

  • Inspire Art Students: Collaborate with art departments of Nigerian universities as project partners to encourage students to aspire for the art prize.

  • Engage the Public: Inspire broader public engagement with the arts and cultural sector to stimulate economic development.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submission is Free: Artists must submit 3 works.

  • Participation Fee: Selected artists will pay a participation fee of 2500 Naira. Unselected artists will pay nothing and will not be included in the project and the exhibition.

  • Exhibition Platform: The exhibition will take place online at www.chinwerussell.com.

  • Submission Period: Opens on www.chinwerussell.com on September 1, 2024, and closes on October 31, 2024.

  • Announcement of Selected Artists: November 7, 2024.

  • Online Exhibition: Launches on January 15, 2025, at www.chinwerussell.com.

  • Public Voting: Opens on January 15, 2025, for the People's Choice Award.

  • Public Voting results announced on 30th Feb 2025.

  • Judges results announced on 15th March.

  • Exhibition ends 30th March. 

  • All works will be available for sale during the exhibition period. 

Prizes:

  • Top Prize: 300,000 Naira + Media Coverage + Representation at Auction

  • Second Prize: 200,000 Naira + Media Coverage + Representation at Auction

  • Third Prize: 100,000 Naira + Media Coverage + Representation at Auction

  • Highly Commended Prizes: Three prizes of 10,000 Naira each + Media Coverage + Representation at Auction

  • Public Vote Presentation: The top 30 artists with the highest public votes will be represented on the Chinwe Russell living artists auction and will receive media coverage.

Judging Criteria: 

Our esteemed judges will evaluate submissions based on:

  • Distinctiveness in style, subject matter, and medium

  • Artistic innovation and celebration of Nigerian cultural heritage

Extensive Media Coverage: 

The art prize will receive comprehensive social media and national media coverage, ensuring widespread visibility and recognition for participating artists.

About Chinwe Russell: 

Chinwe Russell is a pivotal figure in the global art scene, supporting over 2,000 artists annually. Her unique blend of artistic prowess and business acumen enables her to provide unparalleled support in the competitive art landscape. Chinwe's work has been showcased in prestigious venues worldwide, including the Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, and the Shanghai International Art Fair. She is the visionary behind acclaimed collections and exhibitions such as "20 Historical Women Who Changed the World," "Tribes of Africa," and "Gods of Africa."

 

We are excited about the transformative potential of the Chinwe Russell Art Prize and the opportunities it presents for Nigerian artists. Join us in this journey to elevate and celebrate the rich tapestry of Nigerian artistry.

APPLY FOR THE CHINWE RUSSELL ART PRIZE

YOU CAN SUBMIT A MAXIMUM OF 3 ARTWORKS.
YOU WILL NEED TO SUBMIT THIS FORM FOR EACH ARTWORK TO BE CONSIDERED

SUBMIT YOUR ARTWORK

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Remember - you must submit 3x works to be eligible for consideration.
Please submit this form for each artwork.

VOTING IS NOW OPEN!

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