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Outstanding Graduates Awards in Asia

Announcement Dates for the Awards

30 finalists on 3rd Nov 2023

First, Second & Third Prize on 20th Dec 2023



Established in 2022, ART FUTURES - Outstanding Graduates Awards in Asia is the first international art award of its kind in Asia dedicated to championing the creative practices of outstanding recent graduates in the field of visual arts and associated contemporary art practices. 


In the ART FUTURES - Outstanding Graduates Awards in Asia, Art colleges and institutions throughout Asia are invited to nominate a maximum of 2 students per academic year based upon exceptional achievements, outstanding efforts, and significant contributions to the field. Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges, and a total of 8 to 10 selected works will be displayed in a group exhibition at a prestigious arts venue in Hong Kong. During the exhibition a first prize, two second prizes and three third prizes will be awarded to selected artists across Asia, and a 1-month residency in Hong Kong offered to the first prize artist. Two Hong Kong prizes will also be awarded to selected local Hong Kong artists.  Student portfolios are an integral part of the selection from HK to Asia. The jury panel consists of art practitioners and educators from a variety of creative fields across the Globe. 


The Art futures initiative creates a platform where students from different schools are able to participate in the exchange of ideas. Eventually, this creative exchange can continue through the international art talents community. 


The first prize of its kind, the ART FUTURES - Outstanding Graduates Awards in Asia seeks to position itself as the preeminent award for creative excellence for recent art graduates, and a highlight of the visual arts calendar in the region. Juried by an international panel of distinguished artists, curators, and academics, the prize will globally promote the work of talented individuals from 74 institutions across over 29 countries/cities. As well as considerable financial support, the prize also offers the awardees (recent arts graduates) the opportunity to have their work exhibited at an arts venue in Hong Kong. 


The public and audiences as well as students, artists, professors, art practitioners and art amateurs in HK and across Global Asia will be benefited from this initiative through the awards, residencies programs and the exhibitions with educational programs

Co-organizers and Co-presenters

Academy of Visual Arts, School of Creative Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University



Supporting Institutions

Virtual Lab for Art Museum, Central Academy of Fine Arts 

Beijing Normal University- Hong Kong Baptist University: United International College (UIC)

LASALLE College of the Arts, University of the Arts Singapore

Hong Kong Design Centre​

1-Art Charity Foundation


Founding Donors

Chan Kwan Biu Memorial Foundation

Simon Suen Foundation

Sun Museum   

Bronze Donor


Official Beverage Partner

Mindful Sparks

Printing Partner





Raymond Fung

Special Thanks to 

Kurt Chan Yuk Keung

Planning Committees

Chan Sai Lok 

Janet Fong 

Celia Ho

Kwok Ying 

Jeff Leung 

John Tain 

Michael Whittle

Project Team, Consultant and Researchers

Initiator/ Consultant: Prof. Leung Mee Ping 

Initiator/ PI: Janet Fong Man Yee 

Initiator: Michael Whittle

Co-I: Iceman Hoi Yung Leung

Chief Strategists: Davis Chan and Jason Woo

Project Executives: Zoe Chan and David Wong 

Design: Marco Chan 

Project Managers: Ashlee Ip and Alice Yu

Project Coordinator: Wei Minjun and Danyi Tam Kwok Yi

Project Assistants: Kusuda Leung Oi Tung 




Louis Nixon, Francis Yu, Kalen Lee, Akimasa Yamashita (山下晃正) (Vice governor Kyoto Prefecture 京都府副知事), Consulate General of the Czech Republic in HK, The Consulate General of India, HK& Macau, Shiro Matsui (松井紫朗), Chak & Associates LLP, 1a space, Lam Hon Mo, Shun Chi-Ming, Mideo M. Cruz, CN Liew, Kelvin Yang@Galerie Du Monde, Sufei@Weme Contemporary, Liu Cheng Hua@Malaysian Institute of Art, Dai Yun, Zhang Dan @ Luxun Academy of Fine Arts, Agnes Lin, May Fung, Noit Banai and Shin Gyung Jin, Anna Qin, Ekkehard Altenburger, Angelo Lo Conte, Sally Tam, Cheung Ka Nam, Mika Sawada (澤田美香), Dionne Lee, Nicholas Ooi, Vivian Har, Wei Yan, Stanley Chow, Lorraine Cultish, 余樹強

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