Cynthia Chen
The Sovereign Art Foundation / Art Prizes
Various deadlines 2023
The Sovereign Art Foundation

The Sovereign Art Foundation runs regional art prizes that promote contemporary artists while raising funds to support expressive arts programs for children. Their supporters enjoy a remarkable opportunity to engage with the art world while supporting a worthwhile cause, and participating artists receive exhibitions, cash awards and access to a global audience.

There are annual awards for students that celebrate the importance of art in the education system and recognize the quality of artworks produced by secondary-school students across the world.

The first Students Prize was established in 2012 in Hong Kong, followed by additional Students Prizes in Bahrain, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, London, Malta, Mauritius, Portugal and Singapore.

The Sovereign Art Foundation was established in 2003 by Howard Bilton and Tiffany Pinkstone, who shared a vision of promoting contemporary Asian art in Hong Kong. By launching The Sovereign Asian Art Prize, they recognized an opportunity not only to celebrate artists, but to raise funds for programs that use art to make a difference. Over twenty years later, the Foundation has raised over $11 million USD and supported the wellbeing of thousands of children using the power of expressive arts.

Artpil periodically publishes submitted announcements of outside opportunities we do not administer. We recommend researching further prior to submitting, especially if entry fees are required.
  • How we remember tomorrow
    Feb 13 – Jun 15, 2024
    University of Queensland Art Museum
    Brisbane, Australia

    How we remember tomorrow celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives. Featured artists understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices. Alongside their kin, they honour intergenerational narratives that are disseminated along ocean currents despite ongoing colonial legacies of forced displacement, homeland dispossession, indenture and the loss or dormancy of vital cultural practices. (more…)

  • Coexisting with Darkness
    Nov 9, 2023 – Mar 31, 2024
    Mystetskyi Arsenal
    Kyiv, Ukraine

    In October 2022, Russia began to systemically target the objects of the Ukrainian critical infrastructure, disrupting the supply of electricity, water, heat, and telecommunication. Missiles and UAV strikes led to the introduction of rolling blackouts, causing cities and villages to be periodically engulfed in darkness. ‘Energy terrorism’ tactics aimed to disrupt Ukraine’s ‘mental infrastructure’: to break people’s faith in their own strength and their trust in government. (more…)