The Alpine Fellowship Visual Arts Prize 2024

Deadline: 1st of March, 2024

The Alpine Fellowship Foundation is a non-profit organization that funds, commissions, and promotes artists, authors, scholars, and playwrights. The Alpine Fellowship Foundation is dedicated to identifying fresh talent, propagating new ideas, and discussing art, literature, and philosophy. All of the Alpine Fellowship Foundation’s work revolves around its annual symposium, which brings together artists, philosophers, writers, and academics to share expertise and knowledge with those from a wide range of creative and intellectual professions.

As a result of the rewards The Alpine Fellowship Foundation examines hundreds of applicants from all over the world and provides financial assistance in the form of awards, mentorship, performances, and exhibits of the work of brilliant young artists, authors, scholars, and playwrights.

The Alpine Fellowship Foundation also work with partner artistic and academic institutions to commission new works of art and to further the humanities and interdisciplinary study.

Every year writing, visual arts, and theatre prizes are awarded to the best works concerning the years’ theme. The Alpine Fellowship theme for 2024 is ‘Language’. Awarded for the best visual arts response on the theme of ‘Language’ All media are permitted, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, video, and installation – stating media, date and, where relevant, size. Videos should be no more than 8 minutes long. If your work is from a larger collection, please choose the single image that best displays the potential of your collection. Entries who submit more than one image may be disqualified at the judges discretion. Entry is limited to ONE entry per person. This means that you may only submit one artwork in your chosen disciple.

Submissions will be judged anonymously, so please ensure that your name does not appear anywhere on your work. Due to the volume of applications the judges decisions are final and no correspondence will be entered into following the results. Judges:

  • Sue Grayson Ford – MBE has enjoyed a 40 year career in arts administration since founding and directing the Serpentine Gallery as a platform for emerging artists. Later, she expanded the programme with exhibitions of international artists such as Giacometti, Saul Steinberg, De Kooning and Henry Moore.
  • Julian Spalding – was a director of art galleries for Sheffield, Manchester and Glasgow. He established the Ruskin Gallery, the St Mungo Museum of Religious Art and Life, the Gallery of Modern Art Glasgow and the Campaign for Drawing.


  • The winner of the Visual Art Prize will receive a cash prize, and the runners up will receive travel expense support that must be used to attend Alpine Fellowship Foundation 2024 symposium – dates and venue to be announced.
  • First place: £3,000
  • Second place: £1,000
  • Third place: £1,000

Note: Travel expenses can be used for economy travel costs only and are not exchangeable for cash, any leftover travel budget will not be redeemed as cash. Travel expenses can be used for transport only, and can not be used towards accomodation outside of the dates of the symposium.


  • Open to all nationalities.
  • Applicants must be aged 18 or above at the time of entry.

Note: Applicants can only enter one of our prizes. Limited to one entry per person.




  • Visit the Apply link by clicking on the “APPLY NOW” button.
  • Create your account and submit your art work.


  • All entries must be written in English.
  • Images or artworks generated by articifial intelligence (AI) image generators are not eligible to enter this prize.

Click here to apply

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