The Alice Prize

The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art prize, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme.

Significant among regional art prizes, The Alice Prize contributes to one of the largest regional collections of Australian art, with works by leading artists from across its over 50 year history.

Coordinated by the Alice Springs Art Foundation, The Alice Prize is judged by an expert selection panel and judge of national standing, with national exposure for exhibiting artists and the opportunity to show in Mparntwe/Alice Springs, the cultural heart of Australia.

Alice Springs Art Foundation

Celebrating 50 years

The Alice Prize and the Alice Springs Art Foundation were set up in 1970 to bring contemporary art from across Australia to Alice Springs for the benefit of its isolated, arts-hungry residents. The first exhibition was held on 3 October 1970.

Important Dates

The Alice Prize 2024

Entries Open: Now Open

Entries Close: January 31, 2024

Exhibition Dates: Friday March 22 – May 12. 2024

 Official Opening and Announcement of Winner

Friday March 22 at 6.00 pm. Araluen Arts Centre


The exhibition of finalists will be open to the public at the Araluen Arts Centre from March 22 to May 12. 2024

The biennial acquisitive Prize is based at the Araluen Arts Centre, which was built in 1984 after energetic lobbying from the Art Foundation and others wanting a more distinguished venue and a professional storage facility for the growing Central Australian arts collections.

The Alice Prize collection is a notable part of the Araluen collection and is drawn on frequently for exhibitions.

Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham

Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham



Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham is a independent curator, writer, artist and lecturer at the National Art School.

Based on Gadigal land, Sydney, his most recent roles include co-artistic director of Liveworks Festival for Performance Space in October 2023 and curating Cementa Festival for September 2024.

Instagram @danmudcun


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Sponsors of The Alice Prize 2024

Community Benefit Grant

The Alice Springs Art Foundation acknowledges the support of the NT Government – Dept of Industry, Tourism & Trade for Digital adaptation of the Alice Prize