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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 Hunter Emerging Art Prize 2024 (HEAP) is the leading art prize for emerging artists in the Hunter. Running for more than 20 years its intention is to support creatives at the early stages of their career.  ​

This year Maclean's Booksellers is the major local sponsor alongside Sculptures at ScratchleyStevens ConveyancingThis is Not ArtFrame TodayPrint Studio by Frame Today, The Squires Family in memory of Jody Robinson and The Clay Room supporting the new ceramic addition to the prize.

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

Newcastle Club Foundation Art Prize


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.


This Prize runs annually with entries opening mid-year.

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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