The Advocate Art Award

The Central Australian Art Society Inc. presents the Advocate Art Award

Each year Desert Festival incorporates an artwork by a local artist in their program and promotional material to deepen our relationship with the rich arts community of Alice Springs. In 2018 the Desert Festival initiated a three year partnership with the Central Australian Art Society to offer an annual prize in the Advocate Art Award that selects an artwork for the following year’s festival.

This prize celebrates “Living in Central Australia”. The winning artist will be chosen from the entries to the Advocate Art Award by the Red Hot Arts programming committee. The winning entry will be selected based on its ability to tell the story of living in Central Australia and to promote the region to a national audience.

Information for entrants

  • The prize money of $1000 incorporates the reproduction fee for use by Desert Festival and Red Hot Arts to promote the Festival in the following year.
  • The reproduction fee covers use in flyers, posters, program, websites, social media, advertising, media releases and reports for the Festival.
  • Red Hot Arts reserves the right to use the whole artwork or detail of the artwork.

To enter the Advocate Art Award, complete an online entry form at Entries close 5pm, Friday the 17th July 2020.

The Advocate Art Award runs from 31st of July – 16th of August 2020. It can be viewed at the Araluen Art Centre.

‘Phoenix Rising’
Artist – Rick Lausberg
Winner of the Desert Festival Prize at the 2019 Advocate Art Award