BADA Art Prize

BADA Art Prize 2023

Founded in 1918, the British Antique Dealers’ Association (BADA) is the leading UK trade association for the fine art and antiques community. Many members are internationally recognised for their expertise and unparalleled knowledge in their chosen field of speciality, having contributed to many of the world’s leading museums and private collections. 

The BADA is proud to announce that the BADA Art Award is returning for a third year, promoting “the antiques of tomorrow” by awarding a £1,000 grant to an emerging contemporary artist whose work exemplifies the enduring ingenuity and quality illustrated by our members’ objects.

Finalists will be selected by a panel of industry experts, including internationally recognised artists, art critics, and curators. The finalist’s works will be on public view at the BADA Week reception on 17th November 2023 in London and the winner announced at the event. Please do note that it is the artist’s responsibility to ensure the work is available for showcasing during this period and will be required to attend the reception for the presentation of the award.

Applicants must be currently enrolled in or have completed a post-secondary education at a UK institution. Submissions must be original works produced within the last 2 years. Beyond this, there are no criteria - all medium and styles are welcome.

Applications must be in PDF format and should be submitted to [email protected] by 17:00 (BST) on the 1st October 2023. Submissions may only be for one work and should include an artist’s statement as to why you believe it is the antique of tomorrow, an artist’s CV, and images. 

Late submissions will not be considered. 

Successful applicants will be notified by email no later than 27 October 2023.