Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commission

Blank Canvas

It was only a few months ago that we were attending the Clyde & Co Art Awards– an innovative project that aims to introduce emerging visual talent to the corporate sector in order to ease the transition from study into the commercial art world.

We are excited to be working with Clyde & Co in the coming months on a new and exclusive award for UAL first and second year students called The Clyde & CO X MiAL Emerging Star Award. Watch this space, as this new award launches soon!

In the mean time we want to take the opportunity to share with you the Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commission Prize.

Clyde & Co Blank Canvas Commission Prize 2017

Open to all final year Fine Art Undergraduate students, this competition is a commission for a highly visible 2.75m  (h)  x 18m (w) flat, white wall within the London office building with the selected artwork remaining in situ for a minimum of one year.

The winner of this commission wins a £3,000 prize, a £1,000 materials budget and guidance from a professional artist during fabrication, in addition to pro bono legal support and mentoring from Clyde & Co staff.


Submissions are open to both groups and individuals and submissions including all media from drawing through painting to low relief (maximum depth 200mm) will be considered.

To apply download the application form here: Blank Canvas Competition 2017 Entry Form and send back to Sophie Arup at or posted in hard-copy to Sophie Arup,  Clyde & Co LLP, The St Botolph Building, 138 Houndsditch, London, EC3A 7AR

Deadline for applications is Friday 28th April, 2017, with an initial assessment of the proposals occuring during the week commencing 1st May, 2017 you may be contacted if it is felt further clarification of your respective submissions is required. A final short list will consist of a maximum of four candidates who will be invited to present their submissions at Clyde & Co’s offices on May 17th, 2017. All reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.

Further information about previous winners and a floor plan of the space can be found here: Clyde & Co.Blank CanvasPrize.2017

Good Luck!