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Durham University

Art Collection

Student Art Prize

Durham University Student Art Prize

Although Durham University does not formally teach practical art subjects, there is a significant interest within these areas, evidential in the numerous college art societies, occupancy of local studio spaces and student led exhibitions and events.

Almost every college within Durham has its own active art society or art group, where students can take part in workshops, meet artists and develop their artistic skills through creativity.

In order to expand the university offer around student’s arts provision and in direct response to student artist feedback, a new Annual Student Art Prize is being launched in October 2019.

The prize open to all registered students across the university, with selected artworks forming the basis of an exhibition, and new student art collection situated within the wider university collections of art and artefacts.

Launch event

In 2019 and under the theme of DIVERSITY, we are inviting student artists to get creative and submit an artwork to the prize. Shortlisted artworks will be exhibited in the Student Art Prize exhibition, from which three prize winners will be selected to receive a cash prize and inclusion in the university art collection.

The prizes are as follows:

1st Place £1500

2nd Place £1000

3rd Place £500

The student Art Prize is now OPEN! See 'How to Apply' for further details!