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Imagine graduating from your fine art degree this summer with the twenty grand in your back pocket and studio space all taken care of. Sounds like some sort of beautiful dream doesn’t it? But if you enter BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art and Northumbria University’s Woon Foundation Painting & Sculpture Prize, then that scenario could become a reality.  The first prize (previously won by the likes of Chika Annen, Kara Chin and Joy Labinjo) supports a Fellowship designed to offer a fine art graduate a structured opportunity to further develop their critical and conceptual understanding as well as their studio practice by offering a £20,000 bursary, a year-long Woon Residency in the Woon Tai Jee Studio at Northumbria University from September 2020 until October 2021, a solo show at one of Northumbria University’s galleries and a mentor. 

Second prize (the Lim Ai Fang Art Prize) is £9,000 and third prize (the Cheong Kam Hee Art Prize) is £6,000, so even if you don’t come first, you’ll still be given a decent sum of money to start your life as a working artist… And as if that wasn’t generous enough all ten shortlisted artists receive 12 months Axisweb membership, which is an online platform supporting, mentoring and profiling artists. 

Deadline to apply is 6th April. To find out more about the application process, click here.

Chika Annen
Woon Tai Jee Fellow 2019/20

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