The Rise Art Prize 2019 will be focused on EDGES, however you wish to interpret that.  We recommend keeping this theme in mind when you prepare your proposals - see it as a catalyst for ideas that will lead and shape your final artwork.  

Our theme this year is intentionally ambiguous. We want to see how you, the artist, choose to tackle the idea of EDGES; how you might incorporate facets of the theme within your work and react to its meanings.  

You may wish to use the theme as a stimulus in the production of your work, literally engaging with and reassessing the ‘edges’ of your artwork. Alternatively you might choose to engage with the theme more academically by considering how EDGES  emerge and fracture on a social and political level.  

Ultimately, engagement with the theme is entirely open-ended and we welcome any and all proposals that offer an innovative take on the theme.

We wish you the best of luck and look forward to finding out just how far the edges can be pushed.