Every talented artist deserves the opportunity to be seen, to be lauded and, frankly, to rise.


Rise Art is on the hunt to discover the next big names around the world in contemporary art, be they fresh on the scene or regulars in the gallery arena.

We’ll be accepting submissions from artists around the globe, selecting finalists from the UK, Europe,  Africa & the Middle East, the Americas and Asia. Local judges will choose finalists from each region, who will go head to head for the Global Artist of the Year Prize. Their works will be exhibited in London for a final round of judging.

As well as finalists in each region, there will be awards for a UK Artist of the Year and a Young UK Artist of the Year (under 18). All shortlisted artists (excluding the Young category) will have the opportunity to join Rise Art as one of our featured artists.

Artists must demonstrate creative excellence, original ideas and exceptional technical skill.

It’s the WOW factor we’re after.