Access ART X Prize
The Access ART X Prize awards early-career artists from Africa and its Diaspora with opportunities to develop their practices, with the intention of setting them up for the highest levels of success on the global stage. The Prize, formerly open only to emerging Nigerian artists, has evolved to include an additional award that is open to emerging artists from all of Africa and its Diaspora, in a bid to buttress sustainable careers for a wider range of artists.
Starting with the 2022/3 edition, one artist is selected from Nigeria for a residency at Gasworks, London and another artist from Africa and its Diaspora is selected to undergo a residency at G.A.S. Foundation, Lagos. Both artists are given exhibitions at the ART X Lagos fair and supported by grants of $10,000 for their exhibition.
The ART X Prize is sponsored by Access Corporation, the parent company of Access Bank.