ART PRIZES ON OFFER AT HOLT FESTIVAL
One of the east of England’s top art prizes, the Holt Festival – Sir John Hurt Art Prize, is now open for entries. The winner will win a cash prize of £1,750 and their entry will also be exhibited at Norwich’s Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
The leading north Norfolk Festival has also announced a new prize specifically aimed at younger artists; the Sworders Art Prize, which is open to artists aged between 16 and 23.
It has a prize of £750 for the winner, who will also be offered a commissionfree exhibition by Holt’s new contemporary art space The Gallery in Lees Yard.
Both prizes are open to artists everywhere and in previous years there have been entries from across the region and beyond. All types of visual art are welcome and the closing date for entries to both competitions is midnight Sunday, June 16.
The winners will be announced at a private view on the evening of Sunday, July 21.