Building on long established links with the Finnish art community, Beaconsfield is honoured to launch BELOW ZERO – a new contemporary art prize for emergent Finnish artists.


In association with The Finnish Institute in London this prize has been made possible by an anonymous benefactor. The prize offers a platform for a residency at Beaconsfield Gallery Vauxhall and a new commission mentored by Beaconsfield, thereby fostering positive relations and creating new opportunities for intellectual cross-fertilisation between Finland and the UK.


Finnish writer and curator Mika Hannula has been invited to the 2017/18 selection committee, which includes representatives of the The Finnish Institute in London, Beaconsfield and the benefactor.


Below Zero Art Prize key dates

Application portal opens – 1st June 2017

Application deadline – 1st September 2017 [extended to midnight (UK time) Sunday 3 September 2017]

Shortlisted artists announced – 2 October 2017

Prize winner announced – 27 November 2017

London residency & exhibition – between January and March 2018


Find full press release here


To enter the Application Portal please click on the button below to register.