The Ingram Prize

the 2020 ingram prize is now open for entries from all artists who have graduated from a uk art school since 2015


We are delighted to announce the 5th edition of The Ingram Prize, our annual purchase prize established to support artists at the beginning of their careers.

The abiding ethos of The Ingram Prize is to celebrate and support artists in a variety of ways, including group exhibitions, solo shows at an Art Fund Prize-winning gallery, professional development days, and a newly created residency opportunity.

So far each edition of the Prize has provided the opportunity for us to come together, celebrate artistic talent, and forge new connections. This year is likely to be rather different, as we open for entries at a time when the UK is still locked down against the impact of COVID-19. We don’t know yet whether we will have a physical or online exhibition for our finalists, or whether we will able to gather together in all the usual ways. But we are keen to continue in our mission to support artists in whatever way we can.

So we are calling for entries as usual, with the proviso that this year’s Ingram Prize exhibition may yet be governed by circumstances out of our control. What we can say is that we will select three artists as recipients of The Ingram Prize, and purchase their winning entries for The Ingram Collection. One of our prize-winning artists will be invited to give a solo exhibition in late 2021.

If we are able to hold a physical exhibition of our finalists’ work we will do so.  And whether in physical or digital form, we plan to provide the usual opportunities to our shortlisted artists, including an exhibition catalogue, digital promotion, and networking and professional development events and opportunities.

how to apply

Entry is free, and you may submit up to two works in any media. Submissions should be sent by email with the following information to

Your name & contact number
The art school you attended & year of graduation
Your course name and type (e.g. BA, MFA)
Your year of birth
Title of work, medium, & the year it was made
Dimensions of work
A JPEG image using your name and title of work as the filename

Please send images as attachments rather than embedded in the email or a separate document.

If you are submitting a film or video entry, please supply a still as well as a link for us to access the complete work.


deadline for entries: 5 pm friday 18 september 2020

other key dates

We will contact shortlisted applicants at the beginning of October.


finalists’ group exhibition (tbc): 20 – 27 nov 2020 at the cello factory, london



* Please note that the finalists’ exhibition is a selling exhibition and sales are arranged by us for a commission of 20% of the selling price. This commission goes back into funding The Ingram Prize.