Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year 2016

4th January 2016



Deadline for applications is Friday 24th June

Eden Arts are seeking submissions for the 2016 Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year Award. Cumbrian artists aged 15-24 are invited to enter the competition, which is aimed at helping the development of their art practice and careers. 

Shortlisted entries will be featured on a dedicated website and online gallery, which will be promoted nationally. A panel of arts professionals will select an overall winner and announce the ‘Young Cumbrian Artist of the Year’. The winning artist will receive a cash prize which will be awarded at a ceremony at Rheged, alongside the Cumbrian Artist of the Year award and People’s Choice award.

In addition to this short listed entries will be invited to exhibit at the Vallum Gallery at the University of Cumbria Brampton Road Campus in partnership with the University of Cumbria's Institue of Arts which will run from 1 September to 6 October 2016.

To take part in the competition entrants need to submit 3 photos of their work, along with a short artist statement. Any visual art medium will be accepted, including painting, sculpture, textiles, illustration, photography, digital media and video.

With thanks to the University of Cumbria's Institute of Arts.

You can view the 2015 winners here including the winner Bronny Salter.

The 2015 award was sponsored by James Cropper