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Image: Chantal Herbert and Dami Fawehinmi’s New Borders, winners of the NE Emerging Artist Award @ Bec Hughes, House of Hues 

A collaboration between independent curator Matthew Jarratt and the National Trust, applications for the 2023/2024 North East Emerging Artist Award are now open.

The award is open to artists in or from the North East who are in the final year of their undergraduate degree, studying for a masters’ degree or who have graduated in the last three years or equivalent. All artforms are encouraged, from music/sound, theatre, film, literature, fashion and design as well as fine art.

Eight artists will be supported with a £350 bursary to develop their proposals, which will be presented at Seaton Delaval Hall from May 2024. Three of those shortlisted proposals will then be realised and exhibited in the spring of 2025 with a budget each of £4,000.

The aim of the award is to discover the future stars of the creative world, and to showcase site-specific contemporary art in a historic context. Award Curator, Matthew Jarratt, said: “Having seen the success of the first year’s winners’ exhibition and now working with year two winners I’m so pleased to be announcing this third year of the North East Emerging Artist’s Award. Our first year’s winners set a very high standard and we’re looking forward to seeing the bold and exciting proposals coming through.”

To enter, download an application form from their website. The deadline for applications is Friday 8th December.

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