Frieze Artist Award 2015, supported by LUMA Foundation

Frieze Artist Award 2015, supported by LUMA Foundation


Mélanie Matranga, Frieze Artist Award recipient 2014, From A to B Through E, 2014. Courtesy of Mélanie Matranga/ Frieze.

December 2, 2014

Frieze Artist Award 2015, supported by LUMA Foundation

Applications open:
10 January–10 February 2015

Frieze is pleased to announce the return of the Frieze Artist Award in 2015, this year supported by the LUMA Foundation. Welcoming applications for Frieze London 2015, the award is a major opportunity to present ambitious, site-specific work as part of the Frieze Projects programme. The Award is open to UK and international artists between 25–40 years of age. Frieze is delighted that the LUMA Foundation will be the exclusive partner of the Frieze Artist Award for the next three years.

Artists are invited to propose a new work to be realized at Frieze London 2015 as part of its critically acclaimed Frieze Projects programme, produced under the guidance of curator Nicola Lees and the Frieze Projects team. Proposals should respond to the environment of the London fair. Applicants will be judged on the innovative nature of their proposal and the potential for its realization at Frieze London.

Entrance to the Award is by open submission and further details on the scope of the Award are detailed on the Frieze Projects website. The award will include a budget of up to 20,000 GBP for production, research and development, artist fees and travel expenses. 

Frieze will be accepting applications from 10 January 2015 at 10h GMT. The closing date for applications is 10 February 2015 at 17h GMT. The winner of the Award will be selected by an international panel of artists and curators (TBA) and announced in May 2015.

Now in its second year, the Frieze Artist Award sits within a rich history of artist awards presented at Frieze London, including the Emdash Award (2011–13) and the Cartier Award (2006–10). The winner of the inaugural Frieze Artist Award was French artist Mélanie Matranga, whose project explored economic and emotional exchange in a series of online videos filmed throughout the build of the Frieze London tent, and an on-site café-installation for use by fair visitors.

One of the world’s leading contemporary art fairs, Frieze London will take place from 14 to 17 October 2015 in Regent’s Park, London and is sponsored by Deutsche Bank.  Further information is available at

Full details of the Frieze Artist Award are available at For application enquiries contact projectsuk [​at​]

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