Visual Art Open / Calls & Submissions

February 29, 2020

Organization Name: Visual Art Open

Organization Location: Chester, UK

Type: Calls & Submissions

Fee: £15.00


The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. The aim is to give artists the ultimate platform to develop their passion and career in the arts sector. Finalists will benefit from exhibiting, selling and showcasing their work to art critics and buyers alike.

FINAL CALL – artists opportunity for the annual Visual Arts Open Prize 2020, submissions closing soon. Now in its 4th year, VAO art awards are a not for profit event open emerging artists based in the UK and internationally. Artists can apply at

 Art Prize Fund value of £6,000
 6 categories: – Painting /Mixed Media /Printmaking – Illustration /Drawing – Sculpture – Photography/Digital Art- Young Artist (16-24 years old) – Children’s Award (15 years and under)
 All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair in November 2020 plus receive a annual membership to the Visual Artists Association
 Cash Prizes £2,750. Overall winner of the VAO will be awarded: Annual Mentorship Package, Cash prize of £1,000 to support the production of new works, plus solo show at Chester Art Fair 2021. £250.00 will be awarded for category winners.
 ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 50,000, plus an invitation to the annual show
 No age restrictions – all welcome to apply

Opportunity Website

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