The Sovereign Asian Art Prize was launched in 2003 to increase the international exposure of artists in the region, whilst raising funds for programmes that support disadvantaged children using expressive arts. Held annually, The Prize is now recognised as the most established and prestigious annual art award in Asia-Pacific.
The Prize acts as a springboard, enabling many artists to achieve record prices and wider audiences for their work. Notable successes include Adrian Wong, Debbie Han, Haris Purnomo, Jeongmee Yoon, Qi Zhi Long, Rashid Rana and Yang Yongliang, amongst others.
Founded in 2021, The Norval Sovereign African Art Prize aims to benefit contemporary artists working in Africa or of the African diaspora by increasing their international exposure.
A collaboration between The Sovereign Art Foundation and Norval Foundation, the Prize celebrates the practice of some of the most significant contemporary artists working today. Funds raised from the Prize are donated to Norval Foundation’s Learning Centre.
Associação SAF, the Portuguese arm of The Sovereign Art Foundation, was established in 2021. Launched in the same year, The Sovereign Portuguese Art Prize aims to increase the international exposure of artists in Portugal or of the Portuguese diaspora, whilst raising funds for charitable programmes in the country.
Funds raised through Associação SAF will be used to fund and develop programmes that help disadvantaged children in Portugal using expressive arts as a means of education, communication and engagement.
The Sovereign Art Foundation Students Prizes are annual awards that celebrate the importance of art in the education system and recognise the quality of artworks produced by secondary-school students across the world.
The first Students Prize was established in 2012 in Hong Kong, followed by additional Students Prizes in Bahrain, Gibraltar, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, London, Malta, Mauritius, Portugal and Singapore.