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 near 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.

Entries will open soon for 2024.


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

Watch this space for a list of dates leading up to the 2024 prize.


The exhibition of finalists will be open to the public at the Araluen Arts Centre in April – June 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.

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Sponsors of The Alice Prize 2022

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