It is with deep regret we inform you there has been a significant change in Spectrum’s circumstances which means we are no longer able to continue with The Spectrum Art Award. Our adult services and most of our administration are in the process of being taken over by another organisation, with only our educational and children’s services continuing for the time being as Spectrum.

This means that we no longer have the resources to complete the award, or provide the ongoing support that was envisaged, so it was decided to cease the award. This is a very great disappointment for us, as it must be for you. Spectrum’s Trustees want to express their upset at having to take this decision and they extend their sincere apologies to all the talented artists who participated. This was not a decision they made lightly.

We would like to thank all the artists for taking the time to enter their work. We ask them not be discouraged; their work was judged and thought of very highly by some esteemed artists and critics. We hope they continue with their work, and we wish them all the best for the future.

The Spectrum Art Award

"I feel deeply honoured to be selected as a finalist for the Spectrum Art Award, I believe that the prize has and will continue to inspire future paths of my work, whilst also validating the complex and uniquely individual experiences of neuro-diverse artists." Elise Broadway 

"The Spectrum Art Award has given me invaluable support for my work. I am grateful to be part of a space that celebrates the connection between art and autism." Janice Hughes

"The school reflection film, being rewarded a gold distinction and being one of the lucky winners of the spectrum a price, it’s reassured me of all the time I spent studying and learning, about film and media throughout my youth, has paid off." Harry Moorcroft

"It is a great privilege to be selected as a finalist for the Spectrum Award, my passion for my artwork is driven by a yearning to share something of myself with others, a way of reaching beyond the confines of isolation and anxiety." Joseph Coyle