Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize 2019

An exciting opportunity for artists is set to open on Wednesday, 2 January 2019. It will mean submissions can be made for The Biennial Ruth Borchard Self-Portrait Prize 2019. A competition which will allow 120 artists have their work on show at the prestigious Piano Nobile Kings Place, London, and one receive £10,000. Alongside the winning self-portrait, a number of works from the submissions will also be purchased for the Ruth Borchard Next Generation Collection.

Outside In is an official partner of this year’s prize and founder Marc Steene will be one of the judges. He said: “We are excited to be an official partner of the Ruth Borchard Prize and be able to support and encourage engagement from artists, many of whom face significant barriers to the art world.”
Roberta Travers, of The Ruth Borchard Collection and Prize, added she was ‘very excited’ to be promoting the work of all Outside In artists and said how the prize has historically ‘opened doors for previously unknown artists’.


How Outside In can help:

Artist Support Days offer one-to-one support for artists with anything from making applications and taking photographs to writing personal statements and creating a gallery on the Outside In website. On Friday, 1 February, a special Artist Support Day is planned in order for Outside In artists to get support with applications for the prize. To find out more click HERE or call artist development coordinator Hannah Whitlock on 01273 381311.

Outside In is also delighted to offer artists a discounted entry to the prize if they are in receipt of benefits or on a low income. To apply for the discount code, which can be used during the submission process, please contact the team on the number above or email with the subject ‘Ruth Borchard’.


How to enter:

All artists working, living or studying in the UK and Ireland are eligible to submit entries. All works must be a self-portrait of the artist. The prize encourages artists using many medium and making figurative or abstract, working alone or in a group, from life or from memory to enter.

Submissions can be made at and the deadline is Saturday 6 April 2019

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