For Artists / Opportunities

Visual Art Open, UK / Open Prize / Call for Artists

Submission fee
£15 per artwork submission or £10 for under 24 year olds

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All artists both UK & International are invited to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize, to win cash prizes of £1,000, plus a solo exhibition, and mentoring package. Finalists will also be invited to exhibit at Chester Arts Fair 2018.

There are six categories:
-  Painting / Mixed Media / Printmaking
- Illustration / Drawing
- Sculpture - Photography
-Digital Art
- Young Artist (Under 24)

Cost - £15.00 per submission. £10.00 for entrants under 24 years old.

The overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Cash prize of £1,000.00 to support the production of new works, Commercial mentoring package, Exclusive solo show, exhibition at Chester Art Fair 2018.

£250.00 will be awarded for each winning category.

No age restrictions - all welcome to apply.

Eligible media

Arts-Related, Craft, Emerging Fields & Cross-Disciplinary, Folk/Traditional Arts, Photography, Visual Arts