Workweek Prize

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Apply for the 2018 Art Licks Weekend and enter the sixth annual Workweek Prize: £1,000 for an independent artist-led space or independent curatorial project without a fixed venue.

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.

We initiated this prize in 2013 when Art Licks Weekend began, and now award a 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 2018 Art Licks Weekend who opt-in on the application form are considered for the Workweek Prize. The shortlist will be published here, and judging takes place of the weekend of exhibitions and events.


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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