Call for art: 701 CCA Prize 2022

For #SCartists 40 and younger

APPLICTION DEADLINE: Thursday, September 1, 2022


701 Center for Contemporary Art in Columbia recently announced the sixth installment of the 701 CCA Prize, a biennial, juried art competition and exhibition for professional #SCartists 40 years and younger.

The project takes place this year with a juried process resulting in a October–December exhibition for the competition’s three finalists and an award celebration announcing the winner. Eligible artists are invited to apply for the 701 CCA Prize 2022 by completing and submitting the application package by Thursday, Sept. 1, 2022.

The application guidelines and link to the application can be found here.

Important dates:

  • July 29–Sept. 1, 2022 – Submission period
  • September 15, 2022 – Announcement of three finalists
  • October 20, 2022 – Exhibition opens with a public reception.
  • November 29, 2022 – 701 CCA Prize celebration event and announcement of winner
  • December 31, 2022 – Exhibition closes with year-end celebration

“The 701 CCA Prize continues to add a crucial component
to the ecosystem and infrastructure for artists and the visual arts in South Carolina.”

-Wim Roefs, 701 CCA founding board member


The project’s purpose is to identify and recognize artists 40 years and younger whose work is exemplary in its originality, shows awareness of artistic developments, and is of high artistic merit. The 701 CCA Prize 2022 will be awarded to one young professional South Carolina artist for outstanding art production since Jan. 1, 2020. Aside from the age requirement, eligible artists must currently live in South Carolina. They also must fulfill several practical requirements outlined in the application guidelines.

An independent jury of three art professionals will select three finalists for the 701 CCA Prize. The three finalists will be included in the 701 CCA Prize Exhibition at 701 CCA. The three members of the jury panel will be announced later.

The 701 CCA Prize Winner will receive a six-week, paid residency at 701 CCA and a solo exhibition at 701 CCA. The previous winners were James Busby of Chapin in 2012, Shannon Rae Lindsey of Columbia in 2014, Yvette L. Cummings of Conway in 2016, Jena Thomas of Spartanburg in 2018, and Adrian Rhodes of Hartsville in 2020.

701 CCA is a non-profit visual arts center that promotes understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of contemporary art, the creative process and the role of art and artists in the community. The center also encourages interaction between visual and other art forms. 701 CCA is located at 701 Whaley Street, 2nd Floor, Columbia, SC 29201. During exhibitions, hours are Wed-Sat 11–5; Sun 1-5. For more information, visit www.701cca.org.


For further inquiries, contact director@701cca.org or call Michaela Pilar Brown on 803.319.9949.


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