Entries open for the annual Sasol New Signatures Art Competition 2021 for Entrepreneurs in the Arts

About the Opportunity

We’re searching for South Africa’s best artistic talent. With the advent of Covid-19, there is a greater need for innovators and creators who will shape the world anew and inspire change. Taking on this challenge, the 2021 Sasol New Signatures Art Competition has created a space for eligible emerging artists to imagine, transgress, transcend, disrupt, and innovate through their creativity.

This annual competition is open to all South African artists who are 18+ years and have not yet held a solo exhibition. Artists who have held a solo exhibition for academic purposes, i.e. a Master’s degree exhibition, are allowed to enter. Artists are able to submit artworks in all artistic mediums including photography, performance art, video and installations.

Submission Dates:

7-8 September 2021


  • First prize: R100 000 and an opportunity of a solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum

  • Runner-up: R25 000

  • Five merit awards: R10 000 each

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Contact Details:

Nandi Hilliard


Cell: 083 288 5117

Tel: 012 346 3100

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