Both organisations receive only a small share of their income through public funding, so the award will be a valuable opportunity for artists to provide support whilst benefiting from a unique opportunity to gain exposure in an internationally-renowned gallery.

The new look artists' awards will culminate in an exhibition of around 40 works at Pallant House Gallery in July 2013 chosen by a panel of selectors. Prizes will include the chance to have a solo show in the Studio of Pallant House Gallery in 2014.

The competition opens in mid-November and is open to artists of all ages - cost of entry is £20 (£10) per piece.

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