Workweek Prize

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The seventh annual Workweek Prize (17–20 October 2019) will award £1,000 to a critical, risk-taking project taking part in Art Licks Weekend, open to independent artist-led spaces, and independent curatorial projects without a fixed venue.

Exhibitors at Art Licks Weekend 2019, on the theme of Interdependence, will be considered for the Workweek Prize. Applications for the festival and prize are now closed and the shortlist will be announced soon.

About the Workweek Prize

Artquest initiated this prize in 2013 when Art Licks Weekend began, which awards a prize of £1,000 to be shared amongst the organiser and exhibiting artists.

Art Licks Weekend supports and promotes artist-led and small-scale exhibitions and projects in east and south-east London. The Workweek Prize celebrates and encourages artist-led and independent curatorial projects and their support of the local and international art scene.


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

Winners and shortlisted projects

Winners and projects shortlisted for the Workweek Prize are:


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