Set up your easel and stretch your canvas. Sky Arts cracks open a fresh tube of paint to search for two talented artists!

Do you have what it takes to become 
Sky Arts Artist of the Year? You could win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art.

Joan Bakewell and Frank Skinner return to host both competitions, which will be judged by award-winning artist Tai Shan Schierenberg, independent curator Kathleen Soriano, and Art historian Kate Bryan.

Portrait Artist of the Year will once again film at The Wallace Collection in London in April 2017. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at various stunning locations around the UK in June and July 2017.

Terms and conditions apply.

Landscape Artist of the Year 2017 – This year’s Landscape Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a British institution’s permanent collection and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Landscape Artist of The Year will film at stunning locations around the UK. Find out how to apply here.

Portrait Artist of the Year 2018 – Portrait Artist of the Year offers you the chance to win a £10,000 commission for a major British institution and £500 of art materials from Cass Art. Find out how to apply here.


Sky Arts Artist of the Year has two deadlines.

  • Portrait Artist of the Year deadline is Monday 6th March 2017.
  • Landscape Artist of the Year deadline is Friday April 28th 2017

To find out more go to the Sky Arts website.