Submissions for Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 are now closed.


Anya Gallaccio, Alan Kane and Haroon Mirza will form this year's selection panel.

Who is eligible?

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2016 is open to individual artists or collaborative groups who meet the criteria specified below. Collaborative partnerships and group applications are eligible as long as at least one member of the group meets this criteria. Applicants must be:

• Undergraduates in the final year of a fine art degree at a UK college (graduating from a BA in 2016)
• Postgraduates currently enrolled on a degree (MA/PhD/PGDip/PGCert) in fine art at a UK college
• Those who graduated from either an Undergraduate or Postgraduate degree in fine art in the 2015 academic year

N.B 'Fine Art' here refers to the visual arts including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, video, audio, performance and installation. Graduates of applied arts courses are not eligible. 'Applied Arts' here refers to the application of design and aesthetics to objects of function and everyday use.

N.B. 'College' here refers to Higher Education institutions offering recognised degree qualifications at undergraduate or postgraduate level. Students completing Art & Design Foundation courses are not eligible as these are classified as Further Education.

Is there an application fee?

New Contemporaries is an educational charity (No. 1013848). The administrative costs associated with giving proper attention to the huge number of submissions we receive each year mean that we must charge an application fee. The charge is currently £25.

Further Questions?

Please write to with any further queries.