Access Bank ART X Prize 2018 for emerging Artists (N1,000,000 grant)

Application Deadline: June 15th 2018

For the 2018 edition, the ART X Prize with Access has evolved to bolster the efforts of emerging artists who have demonstrated a commitment to careers as professional visual artists.  ART X Lagos believes that supporting such talent will ensure the continued growth of the visual art sector in Nigeria. In the absence of infrastructure that exists in other international centres for contemporary art, the ART X Prize was launched in partnership with Access Bank to contribute to the burgeoning contemporary art sector in Lagos.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • A professional visual artist for 5 years or more
  • Not currently enrolled as a student
  • Nigerian citizen, living and working in Nigeria


  • N 1,000,000 towards a project in progress
  • Solo booth presentation of the project at ART X Lagos
  • Mentoring and networking support to realize, promote, and contextualize the project

Application Procedure:

  • All applications must be submitted online.  Submissions in any other format will not be accepted.
  • Submission Requirements:
    • One PDF document containing:
      • 100-word artist statement
      • 100-word narrative bio
      • 3-page maximum CV of highlights, focusing on the last 5 years
      • 250-word proposal of a work in progress to present at ART X Lagos 2018
      • Contact information for 2 references; one must be based in Nigeria
      • Budget detailing expenses incurred to date, outstanding expenses, and income or other monetized support for the project
      • Website and Instagram handle (optional)
    •  Images to be submitted:
      • 5 supporting images (no more than 2MB each).  These may include images of past work and images related to the proposed project. Complete caption information for each image should be as follows: title, year, medium, dimensions, and any additional information.
      • Image of studio in current state
      • Proof of Nigerian citizenship (National Passport)
Contact will be made with finalists only. All finalists will present to judges and receive feedback. The winner will be contacted thereafter.


For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Access Bank ART X Prize 2018


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