Fragment from 'Bash', 1971 © Eduardo Paolozzi

Announcing the £6,000 ACS Studio Prize 2023
April 4, 2023
ACS is delighted to announce the return of its annual Studio Prize, awarding one student or recent graduate £6,000 to cover the cost of a studio space in a UK city of their choice.

ACS is delighted to announce that the Studio Prize 2023 will be judged by artist and celebrated YBA Mat Collishaw, Director of Pallant House Gallery, Simon Martin and the Managing Director of ACS, Lady Bridgeman.


This year, ACS has partnered with Gurr Johns International, a global independent art advisory and appraisal group, to offer this year’s five finalists the opportunity to take part in a group exhibition at Gurr Johns. The exhibition will take place at their St James’s first-floor gallery for one week between 19 September – 22 September 2023.


Additionally, Gurr Johns will also be offering a one-on-one mentoring session with each of the finalists. Gurr Johns is a global independent art advisory providing nonconflicted, strategic guidance and market intelligence. Founded in 1914, the group has in-depth experience navigating the ever-changing and complex art market. You can read more about Gurr Johns here.


The Studio Prize was established by ACS in 2017 to help artists with the costs of rising studio rents. It recognises the need for studio space and financial stability for emerging artists at the start of their careers.


As a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, any surplus income must be used for the benefit of our members and the wider artistic community. Our commitment to the arts has assisted in supporting a great variety of educational projects and charities. You can read more about ACS Community Interest Activities here.