Applications Now Open for Access Bank ART X Prize 2021

A stellar opportunity for emerging Nigerian artists

Applications are now open for the 2021 edition of the Access Bank ART X Prize, Nigeria’s leading award for emerging artists! Created to bolster the careers of emerging Nigerian artists who have demonstrated a commitment to working as professional visual artists, the Prize provides:

  • A N1.8 Million Naira Grant,

  • A Solo Presentation at ART X Lagos,

  • A Three-Month Residency at Gasworks, London and,

  • Ongoing mentorship and support.

Etinosa Yvonne, Winner, Access Bank ART X Prize 2019 with Tokini Peterside, Founder & CEO ART X Lagos and Amaechi Okobi Group Head, Corporate Communications Access Bank.Etinosa Yvonne, Winner of the Access Bank ART X Prize 2019, with Tokini Peterside, Founder & CEO ART X Lagos, and Amaechi Okobi, Group Head of Corporate Communications at Access Bank.

Submissions will be evaluated by a distinguished panel of jurors: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Dexter Wimberly, Ndidi Dike, Ugoma Adegoke, Marie-Ann Yemsi, and Alessio Antoniolli, with curation by the renowned artist and performer, Wura-Natasha Ogunji.

Access Bank ART X Prize 2021 Jury, from top left: ruby onyinyechi amanze, Dexter Wimberly, Marie-Ann Yemsi, Ugoma Adegoke, Alessio Antoniolli, and Ndidi Dike.

Applicants are required to submit their portfolio of works along with their artist statements, in order to be considered for the Prize.

Eligibility Requirements 

At the time of the application, the Participant must:

  • be a practising visual artist of 3 years or more;

  • not currently be enrolled as a student; and

  • be a Nigerian citizen, living and working in Nigeria.

The Access Bank ART X Prize is sponsored by Access Bank, in partnership with Gasworks. Visit ARTXLAGOS.COM/PRIZE for more details and to apply. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Sunday 1st August 2021.