The North East Emerging Artist Prize

The North East Emerging Artist Prize

Edmond Salter is one of eight artists who have been selected to develop a proposal to create a new creative project to be delivered at Seaton Delaval Hall, Northumberland.

The North East Emerging Artist Prize Seaton Delaval Hall Northumberland UK

The North East Emerging Artist Prize is a collaboration between the National Trust at Seaton Delaval Hall and Curator, Matthew Jarratt that provides creative opportunities for emerging and early career artists and creative practitioners in or from the North East.

The award, developed by Seaton Delaval Hall’s General Manager, Emma Thomas, and Curator Matthew Jarratt, aims to showcase site specific contemporary art in an historic context through the development of proposals at Seaton Delaval Hall, one of the region’s most distinct historic settings. Eight artists are being supported to develop their proposals, which will be presented in a public exhibition at Seaton Delaval Hall from May 2022, with two of the proposals to be realised and fully exhibited in the spring of 2023.


The prize really builds on that rich historical tradition the Hall and its family have of supporting artists from a variety of disciplines, including painting, theatre and writing.  Seaton Delaval Hall became a place of drama, theatricality and extreme playfulness.  We want to continue to encourage that spirit and artistic expression in the region with the North East Emerging Artist Prize.  We’re also really looking forward to involving our visitors in the selection process of choosing the two artists whose work will be presented each year.’

Seaton Delaval Hall’s General Manager Emma Thomas