The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Join us for it’s fifth year to be in the chance to have your work viewed by some of the most influential people in the art world and get your foot in the door with a top London gallery.


Why should you enter?

The winner of Secret Art Prize 2019 has the opportunity to showcase their work within a dedicated space at Moniker Art Fair with curatorial support from both Moniker Art Fair and Curious Duke Gallery. They will earn full representation from Curious Duke Gallery, mentoring from CDG founder Eleni Duke, a cash prize, gifts from Great Art, and a portfolio review from Metro Imaging.

There will also be four runners up who will receive a prize from our sponsors, representation and mentoring from Curious Duke Gallery, as well as their work showcased.

Who can apply? 

The Secret Art Prize is open to all urban and contemporary artists. Disciplines welcome include painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking and photography. We do not accept film and performance pieces.


Who is the Curious Duke?

The Secret Art Prize is run by Curious Duke Gallery - a successful independent company set up by one of the country’s youngest female gallerists, Eleni Duke.

The Curious Duke has built its reputation on openness and accessibility, with none of the traditional stigma that can make other galleries feel intimidating.

Having founded award winning Curious Duke Gallery in 2011, Eleni Duke has cemented her position on the UK art scene with collaborations with London based businesses, showcasing at the UK art fairs and joining the judging panel of all female street festival Femme Fierce. 2015 saw the gallery come second to the highly respected Richmix in the TimeOut #LoveLondon culture awards.

Duke’s nurturing approach to young talent has seen her winning 2nd place for Micro Business of the Year 2013, with her artists taking to the airwaves on BBC radio and featured in London’s press as well as top art publications such as After Nyne. The winner of Secret Art Prize 2019 will join this cohort of creatives with representation from CDG. Find out more about the gallery here.

The Secret Art Prize provides a platform for artists to present their work to the right audience and the Curious Duke Gallery provides a great (and much needed) level of support for an artist to grow.
— Stephen Whatcott

©Artwork by CRAIG KEENAN