‘Cold Shell’, © Araminta Blue Wieloch
ACS Studio Prize 2019 Winner

The following Terms & Conditions relate to the Artists' Collecting Society (ACS) Studio Prize.


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ACS Studio Prize Terms & Conditions


The artist covenants that any application and artwork submitted to the Artists’ Collecting Society Studio Prize 2024 must agree with the following:


  1. Competition open to all UK and EEA nationals worldwide only.
  2. Only one entry per person is permitted
  3. All artwork entered into the competition remains 100% copyright of the artist
  4. An entrant can enter new or existing work
  5. All artwork must be 100% original copyright owned by the artist and must not use any third party copyright material
  6. All artwork can be used in marketing and advertising the competition by the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) and third parties
  7. Entrants must give permission for their names and photographs to be used for publicity
  8. Entrants must be a visual artist who works in pictures, collage, painting, sculpture, tapestry, ceramics, glassware or photography


By submitting an entry, each entrant agrees to these terms and conditions:


  1. Entrants must be a UK or EEA national who has the right to remain in the UK for the years 2024 and 2025
  2. Entrants must be a university student on an undergraduate or postgraduate art course who is about to graduate, or has graduated from a university art course within the last four years
  3. Entrants understand that if they need to alter their proposed plan(s) in any way, they must inform the Artists’ Collecting Society (ACS) team in advance or as soon as possible. Alterations that fundamentally change the nature of the proposal may result in ineligibility for the award
  4. If granted the award, the artist agrees to acknowledge receipt of the award from ACS
  5. Entrants agree for the receipt of any award to be reported on and used for publicity
  6. Entrants agree to provide a short report in the tenth month of the ACS residency
  7. Entrants agree to be interviewed for the ACS website
  8. Entrants must be the original creator of the artwork
  9. Entrants must own the copyright in the entirety of the artwork
  10. Entrants shall provide the artwork according to the artwork delivery specifications set out in the ACS entry form
  11. Payment for the prize winner will be £6,000.00 to be used towards an artist’s studio space for one year only
  12. Payment will be made directly to the studio
  13. The judges’ decision will be final and accepted by all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into over this decision
  14. Entries for the ACS Studio Prize 2024 close on 30 June 2024
  15. We aim to make the final decision and announce the winner by early October 2024
  16. If you are selected as a finalist, you agree that select portfolio works will be available to display as part of the group exhibition hosted at the Gurr Johns exhibition space in late September or early October 2024
    1. You agree to deliver the works for installation at the Gurr Johns London exhibition space at 16 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5LU. Exact dates and times to be confirmed.
    2. You agree to collect the selected works after the exhibition. Exact dates and times to be confirmed.
  17. Due to space and budget limitations works collected are loaned at your own risk and ACS x Gurr Johns discretion
  18.  Inadequately packed works will not be accepted
  19. Neither ACS nor Gurr Johns accepts liability for any costs associated with failed collection or delivery attempts. Costs associated with failed collection or delivery attempts will be passed on to you
  20. No liability for damage or loss will be covered by ACS or Gurr Johns
  21. If you win the competition you must be available to begin the residency of the studio space no later than 30 November 2024
  22. No responsibility can be accepted by ACS for entries not received for whatever reason
  23. The prize is as stated and no cash or other alternatives will be offered. The prize is not transferable. The prize is subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice
  24. ACS reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a Force Majeure or any actual or anticipated breach of any applicable law or regulation or any other event outside of ACS’s control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by ACS
  25. ACS is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant or by any third party connected with this competition
  26. The entrant must be aged 18 or over. Proof of nationality and age may be required
  27. Use of a false name or address will result in disqualification
  28. Entries that are incomplete, illegible or indecipherable will not be valid and deemed void
  29. All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition
  30. No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, damaged or delayed in the post, or due to computer error in transit
  31. The prize is, as stated, not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered
  32. The winner is responsible for expenses and arrangements not specifically included in the prize, including any necessary travel documents, passports and visas
  33. The prize does not include travel insurance, the cost of transfers to and from airports or stations, food and drink, spending money, tax or personal expenses. Any other costs incurred in addition to those set out above and that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize are the responsibility of the finalists and the winner
  34. ACS reserves the right to amend or alter the terms of the competition at any time and reject entries from entrants not entering into the spirit of the competition
  35. Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted, or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, ACS reserves the right to offer the prize to the runner-up selected by the judges
  36. Confirmation of the prize will also be made in writing to the winner
  37. Failure to respond and/or provide an address, or failure to meet the eligibility requirements may result in forfeiture of the prize


The artist covenants that any artwork submitted to the Artists’ Collecting Society Studio Prize 2024 shall not violate any of the following:


  1. Be false or misleading
  2. Be fraudulent or involve the sale of counterfeit, stolen or infringing items
  3. Infringe or misappropriate any third party’s copyright, patent, trademark, trade secret or other proprietary right or rights of publicity or privacy
  4. Violate any law, statue, ordinance or regulation
  5. Be defamatory, libellous, unlawfully threatening, or providing assistance involving violence, significant risk of injury or death, or other unlawful activities
  6. Must not contain child pornography