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The UK boasts hundreds of arts prizes and competitions annually, provided by trusts as well as business sponsors. They may be perceived as attempts to intervene in or influence the commercial art market.
Awarding prizes is also an important way to validate and define the quality of emerging talent.
Graham Crowley is one of the most distinguished living painters in the UK today. As the deadline closes on entry to the John Moores 2010 competition, Kate Brundrett asked him for his views on the competition’s significance and for his ‘take’ on the state of contemporary art practice. Read on…
Profile, a-n.co.uk February 2010