Workweek Prize

2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


The Workweek Prize supports critical, risk-taking projects taking part in Art Licks Weekend, open to independent artist-led spaces, and independent curatorial projects without a fixed venue.

Since 2017 we have awarded a single prize of £1,000 to be shared amongst the organiser and exhibiting artists.

Art Licks Weekend began in 2013, and supports and promotes artist-led and small-scale exhibitions and projects in east and south-east London. From its first year, Artquest has awarded the Workweek Prize to celebrate and encourage artist-led and independent curatorial projects in London, and their support of the local and international art scene.

Applicants to the 2017 Art Licks Weekend who opt-in on the application form are considered for the Workweek Prize.


The winner of the Workweek Prize is the shortlisted candidate who presents, in the judges’ opinion, an exhibition / project that:

  • Displays a high level of critical awareness of current artistic practices
  • Engages with a broad range of publics, outside of the traditional art world
  • Produces work that is risk-taking, innovative and timely, and displays the strong collaborative approach that helps artist-led activity succeed


Previous winners of the Workweek Prize are:


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