Questions and answers to help you with the process. 


Am I eligible to make a nomination?

Any member of the public who is interested or involved in the visual arts is invited to make a nomination.


What type of artist can I nominate?

Any artist working in any medium within a contemporary art context is eligible.  


Are there any criteria for nomination? 

All artists should be considered within the broad theme of the “Human Condition”. We are interested in those whose practice express their relationship to this in a variety of ways: from the poetic to the rhetorical; from the surreal to the satirical. They might examine topical themes of power structures and government, representation, globalisation and consumerism, urbanisation and food production, gender issues, environmentalism and ecological change, but also deeply personal issues of current lifestyles, grief, loss and anxieties about the future.


Does this mean established artists only or can they be emerging?

Artists can be either established or emerging but should be well-known in the country in which they work and have or are developing an international reputation. 


Can I nominate an artist that has previously been shortlisted?



Can my nominated artist be of any age?

There is no age limit.  


Can I nominate more than one artist?

Yes. There is a link provided on the submission page of the nomination form, this will take you to the start of a new form. 


Can I nominate the same artist more than once?

It is not necessary as selection is based on the criteria and not the quantity of artist nominations. 


What if the artist I am nominating doesn’t have their own website?

If they do not have a website, any which hosts their work is good to include. 


Will you notify me if my nomination(s) has been shortlisted?

An email will be sent informing you if your nominated artist(s) has been shortlisted. 


I am an artist. Can I nominate myself?

We are unable to accept self-nominations, but please encourage other people to put you forward for nomination.


Why do I need to tell you my country of residence?

We’re interested to know what parts of the world nominations are being received from as it assists us to evaluate the reach of the Artes Mundi. 


What happens after I nominate?

All nominations are collated and distributed to the jury. Over successive meetings with Artes Mundi, nominations are reviewed against the criteria, a longlist drawn up and this taken further to establish the shortlist selection for AM10.