Access Bank & ART X Prize Award Competition (Early-career Artists)

  • Full Time
  • Nigeria

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Access Bank Plc is a financial institution with presence in 9 countries in Africa and the United Kingdom and in all major cities in Nigeria. Also referred to as the Africa's Bank of Best Practice, Access Bank operates on a platform of strong ethics, governance and professionalism.

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The Access Bank of Nigeria in partnership with ART X and Gasworks invites applications for:

Title: ART X Prize Award Competition (Early-career Artists)

Location: Lagos



Access Bank & ART X Prize Award Competition




About ART X Lagos

  • ART X Lagos was launched as a dynamic platform to showcase and support the breadth of contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Founded in 2016 by Tokini Peterside-Schwebig, the fair has since become a cornerstone of the African art industry. The first of its kind in West Africa, ART X Lagos is a unique cultural event that goes beyond the bounds of traditional art fairs and delivers several days of dynamic art experiences and events.
  • Since its debut, ART X Lagos has grown to host galleries and artists from over 40 countries and become renowned for its ambitious programme, which includes ART X Talks — a lively panel discussion series; ART X Live! — a one-of-a-kind showcase featuring collaborations between some of the fastest-rising artists and musicians on the African continent; as well as specially curated presentations and interactive projects.
  • These programmes have featured an array of emerging and established artists from the continent and diaspora, including keynote artists such as  El Anatsui, Wangechi Mutu, Njideka Akunyili-Crosby, Yinka Shonibare CBE, and Hank Willis Thomas.

Competition Details

  • This competition is setup to develop early artist practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage.
  • his Prize has changed significantly by extending its reach beyond emerging Nigerian artists to include emerging talents from across Africa and its Diaspora.

The Judges
The jury for the Access ART X Prize 2023 boasts a roster of esteemed experts, including

  • Babajide Adeniyi-Jones (Documentary photographer),
  • Daudi Karungi (Founder Afriart Gallery),
  • Gabi Ngcobo (Artist, educator, and Curatorial Director of the Javett Art Centre),
  • Emeka Ogboh (Artist),
  • Barthélémy Toguo (Artist), and
  • Yesomi Umolu (Director of Curatorial Affairs and Public Practice for the Serpentine Galleries).

The Nigerian Winner Will Receive:

  • Residency at Gasworks, London
  • Exhibition at ART X Lagos 2024
  • Support in the form of a $10,000 grant
  • An invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange

The African/Diasporan Winner Will Receive:

  • Residency at Yinka Shonibare’s GAS Foundation, Lagos
  • Exhibition at ART X Lagos 2024
  • Support in the form of a $10,000 grant
  • An invaluable opportunity for cultural exchange

Application Closing Date
18th October, 2023.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • The Application should contain an artist Bio, Portfolio, and a Motivation Letter
  • For inquiries, contact us via: prize@artxlagos.com

To apply for this job please visit artxlagos.com.

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