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Applications are now open for the free-to-enter
Art for Change Prize 2024.

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Open to emerging artists around the world in the first five years of active practice.

This year’s prize asks artists to creatively respond to the theme 'Tomorrow'ing: Visions of a better future'.

A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six winners, five to receive £2,000 and one overall winner to receive £10,000. Winning artists will exhibit their work at Saatchi Gallery in London.

As part of a shared mission in making art, culture, and creativity accessible to everyone, this prize is a celebration of emerging artistic talent. It will highlight and stimulate dialogue around visual arts as a medium for positive global and social change and give exposure to emerging artists worldwide.

Deadline for entries: 17 July 2024

The Theme

Tomorrow’ing: Visions of a better future

As we enter 2024, the world is confronted by a waning sense of optimism, with urgent social, political, and economic issues front of mind for people around the globe. So, what can we do to build a more optimistic vision of tomorrow’s world?

This year’s prize invites emerging artists to tackle some of the world’s most pressing issues and act as a beacon of hope in the pursuit of a better tomorrow.

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Installation shot of Art for Change Prize 2023 winners' exhibition at Saatchi Gallery, London.

Meet the regional judges

Our six winners will be decided by some of the best business and creative minds from M&C Saatchi globally and eminent guest judges.

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Grant Cornett, Americas

Director & Photographer

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Nicholas Rotondi, Americas

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Sport & Entertainment North America

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Benita Antony, Americas

Associate Creative Director at SS+K, part of M&C Saatchi

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Raania Durrani, Asia

Creative Director (Culture, Arts & Music)

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Shakeel Hasan, Asia

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi World Services Pakistan

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Henry Yap, Asia

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Malaysia

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Stephen Ormandy, AUNZ


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Steve Coll, AUNZ

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi AUNZ

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Vanessa Graham, AUNZ

Head of Strategy at M&C Saatchi AUNZ

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Louise te Poele, Europe

Artist & Curator

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Andrei Kaigorodov, Europe

Creative Strategist at M&C Saatchi Milan

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Javier Suarez, Europe

Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi Berlin

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Ayman Zedani, Middle East & Africa

Visual Artist, Curator & Filmmaker

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Ryan Reed, Middle East & Africa

Chief Creative Officer at M&C Saatchi UAE

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Robert Grace, Middle East & Africa

Founding Partner and Chief Strategy Officer for M&C Saatchi Group South Africa

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Kurt Beers, UK

Founder & Director of BEERS London.

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Guy Bradbury, UK

Creative Partner at M&C Saatchi UK

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Sophie Newman, UK

Senior Creative at M&C Saatchi Talk

The Prize

A total prize fund of £20,000 will be split between six regional winners, five to receive £2,000 each and one overall winner to receive £10,000.

All artists will exhibit their winning works in a dedicated exhibition at Saatchi Gallery in London, a recognised authority in contemporary art, where the overall winner will be announced in November 2024. The exhibition will be open to the public until January 2025.

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Entry information

Eligibility CRITERIA

The prize is available to emerging artists based in the following M&C Saatchi key global regions: Americas, Asia, Australia & New Zealand, Europe, Middle East & Africa and UK.

To apply artists must be aged 18 or over and within the first five years of what they hope to be a successful artistic career.

Accepted media includes painting, drawing, illustration, photography, collage, 2D mixed-media, video or film.

Submitted works must creatively respond to the theme ‘Tomorrow’ing: Visions of a better future’ and have been executed since 1 January 2021.

Works must be stable and capable of being shipped and installed on a walled surface.

Submitted works must be available between 1 October 2024 and 31 March 2025 for an exhibition in London.

One application per artist is permitted with a maximum of five artworks accepted.

Artists may only enter the prize in the region associated with their country of residence.

The artwork(s) must be the participants own work(s) and the participant warrants that they have full title to the artwork(s) and that they have all rights to submit the artwork(s).

key dates

Call for entries open: 9 May 2024

Deadline for entries: 17 July 2024, 11:59 UK BST

Regional winners announced: October 2024

Overall winner announced: November 2024

Exhibition dates: November 2024 – January 2025

Meet last year's winners

Selected from over 3,000 entries from across 130 countries within M&C Saatchi key global regions.

Haining Wang, Asia – Overall Winner

Molt, 2023, silicone installation

Alina Zamanova, Europe

Our Children Are Fighting Too, 2022, oil on canvas

Ingrid Weyland, Americas

Topographies of Fragility XXXV, 2023, photography - collage with interventions in its materiality

Natasha Botelho Cook, UK

The Garden of Dried Roses, 2023, oil, acrylic, emulsion and latex on upcycled deadstock fabrics

Jen Valender, Australia

Sediment, Dookie Quarry, 2023, Australian pythons activating aeolian harp-sculptures created from local antique surveyors' tripods, played by the wind, DP Gene Alberts

Chibuike Ifedilichukwu, Middle East & Africa

Equality Sense, 2023, mixed media installation