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We host art prizes that showcase the diversity of local talent and provide significant professional opportunities for artists.

Hunter Emerging Art Prize


The Newcastle Emerging Art Prize, with its proud 20-year history, is now known as the Hunter Emerging Art Prize. The prize has broadened its scope and now embraces the whole Hunter Region, and a new Experimental section and Youth Prize were added for 2021.

If you are interested in sponsoring a new or existing category please get in touch

Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize


Entries are now open for this bigger-than acquisitive painting prize boasting a $15,000 prize pool. 

The Newcastle Club Foundation has made a strong commitment to local artists through the Club’s art collection, and through the establishment and ongoing evolution of this annual acquisitive art prize.


We support artists to take the leap or up their game when entering prizes.

Prizes support 


Our prizes support page provides helpful advice on considering, preparing for and entering art prizes.

Newcastle Emerging Art Prize
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