Invitation To Apply for Stage 1
Visual Art Open Prize 2016
Welcome to the Visual Art Open Competition, aimed at promoting unknown artists yet to establish their profile in the contemporary art world. The competition is a celebration of both UK & International, professional and amateur artists working in one of more of the following medias: drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture.
Applications are now open. We would like to take this opportunity to invite you to apply online.
Aimed at providing a platform for UK & International Artists to develop their passion and career in the arts sector
Artwork judged by panel of jurors appointed by VAO, all of which are artists, writers, art critics, collectors and curators from the international contemporary art world
- Painting / Mixed Media
- Illustration / Drawing
- Emerging Artist / Young Artist (Under 24)
- Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works
- Commercial mentoring package
- Exclusive solo show
- Exhibition at a commercial UK Art Fair
- A cash prize of £250.00 will be awarded to the winner of each category
Cost - £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 25 years old
No age restrictions - all welcome to apply
September - Applications Open Call
31 December - Applications Close
31 March - Finalist Shotlist
31 April - Finalist Jury Score
31 May - Winners Announced
November 2017 - Visual Arts Open Exhibition at Arts Fair
How To Apply
Round 1 of applications for the competition is now open. To apply online, click here and you will re-directed to a form to complete and upload up to five pieces of work. Alternatively, for more information call 01244 893185 or email email@example.com.