Now in its 4th year, The John Ruskin Prize is open for entries and looking for work from emerging and established artists and makers aged 18 or over and living in the United Kingdom.

Previous prize winners and finalists have gone on to be shortlisted and win further major art prizes, instigate joint social art projects with their fellow Ruskin Prize finalists, and secure residencies and scholarships both in the UK and abroad.

This year’s theme: Hand & Eye: Master of All Trades in The Age of Jack refers to the Artist as Polymath. Open to a range of interpretations and approaches, the theme is intended to lend itself to responses from artists and makers whose work celebrates the opportunity to marry diverse materials and disciplines.

In celebration of ‘Artist as Polymath’, 2017 marks the first year that The Prize will be open to makers and craftspeople, as well as fine artists. 

There are two main categories to enter: the Main Prize and the Student Prize. Winners from each category are awarded a significant cash prize of £3000 for the First Prize, £1000 for the Second Prize and £1000 for the Student Prize Winner.

For more information and guidelines, including how to enter, visit www.ruskinprize.co.uk. The deadline for entries is: 24 April 2017.