The Liberty Specialty Markets (LSM) Art Award is now in its fourth year. It was created to provide a valuable professional development opportunity for ten graduate artists. As well as benefitting from showing work at Liberty’s offices in the ‘Walkie Talkie’ building in Central London with the opportunity to sell work via an auction, each artist is able to take part in an intensive professional development programme. The graduate artists will be given a participation fee of £1000 each for the two year programme and a contribution to travel expenses. For 2022, the LSM Art Award will be open to selected students from The Art Academy, Kingston School of Art and University of Brighton – School of Art. Each participating art school will have at least two artists from their institution chosen to take part. From 2022 the project will run biannually. It will be open to artists graduated over the past two years and the development programme will run over a two-year period. The artists’ work will be exhibited for two years in Liberty’s Fenchurch Street office with an opportunity to show new work in the second year of exhibition.


15 July 2022Deadline for applications
27 July 2022Selection process
1 August 2022Announcement of selected artists
8 – 19 August 2022Collection of works from artists
August 2022 – August 2024Exhibition of works in LSM offices
September 2022 – July 2024Professional development programme


Each of the selected artists will be given:

  • A £1000 participation fee
  • A contribution to travel expenses
  • An opportunity to exhibit work at LSM’s office in Central London from August 2022– August 2024
  • Collection of works to be exhibited and return of works
  • Insurance of works whilst on exhibition at LSM offices
  • Access to a comprehensive professional development programme including six one to one sessions between September 2022 – July 2024
  • Inclusion in an online auction
  • An opportunity to be awarded one of the prizes: £2000 LSM London Staff Prize, £3000 London Expert Panel Prize. The £2000 LSM London Staff Prize will be inclusive of a £1000 commission, to be discussed and decided on between the winning artist and LSM.

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