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12 March 2022 – 26 June 2022

The Football Art Prize

To coincide with 2022 World cup year Touchstones Rochdale, with generous support from Arts Council England, have created The Football Art Prize to celebrate art and football.

Any artists over the age of 18 working in all two dimensional mediums including photography and moving image are eligible to enter. Works will be selected by a panel of experts and football personalities, with all shortlisted artists appearing in a touring exhibition, starting at Touchstones before travelling on to The Millennium Gallery in Sheffield and Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens.

The judging panel includes:

  • Sacha Craddock – writer, critic & broadcaster
  • Jo Cunningham – curator
  • Mark Doyle – curator
  • David James – footballer, coach & pundit
  • Kirstie Hamilton – curator
  • Mark Wallinger – artist
  • Lotte Wubens-Moy – footballer

Alongside the exhibition will be a virtual gallery, a fully illustrated print catalogue and a prize-giving ceremony with cash prizes being awarded to winners, with a top prize of £5,000.

To Enter

The online submission process will be open until 19 November 2021, making it even easier for artists from around the world to submit their work and take part. There is also a discounted submission fee for Rochdale Borough residents. To find out more and to submit your work, visit The Football Art Prize portal.