Visual Artists Association

The Visual Art Open - Phase 3

The Visual Art Open competition is a not-for-profit event open to both amateur and professional artists based in the UK and internationally. https://www.visualartopen.com/

Art Prize

Opportunity Details

Closing Date

Jun 26, 2024

Location

Online

Artform

All Arts

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.

The VAO art competition is currently running in its eighth consecutive year and is open to both amateur and professional artists.

 
 
 

1. As all artists know, art competitions are a really great way to announce your presence in the art world. Applying to the VAO gives you the chance to showcase yourself and make connections with art enthusiasts, critics, and purchasers alike.

 

2. The VAO offers a fun, constructive and professional environment in which to learn, to be inspired by other artists and build your own skills and self-confidence.

 

3. As each round of judging passes, your work will be promoted across our social media and website as well as the opportunity to be featured in the regional and national press, opening your work to a greater audience.

 

4. You will have the chance to win not only a cash prize but also a commercial mentoring package to further develop your work and career as an artist and a spot at next year’s exhibition.

 

 

Phase 3 is now open for applications.
 
Categories for submissions are:
Painting & Mixed Media & Printmaking
Photography/ Digital Art
Drawing &Illustration
Sculpture
Drawing Young Artist (16-24 years old)
 
VAO24 PRIZE FUND £10,000:
 
 
Overall Winner Receives:
£2,000 Cash Prize
Certificate of Achievement
Premium Annual Membership with the Visual Artists Association
Annual Mentorship Programme
Momentum Programme
Solo Show/Art Exhibition in London
Art Voucher or Art Supplies
 
 
All Category Winners Receives:
£250 Cash Prize
Premium Annual Membership with the Visual Artists Association
Art Exhibition of Finalists in London
Additional Online Promotion
Certificate of Achievement
 
 
All Finalists will be awarded:​
Additional Online Promotion
Certificate of Achievement​
 
 
ALL SUBMISSIONS will receive promotion on social media and email coverage to 60,000, plus an invitation to the annual show.
 
 
£20 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork, totalling a maximum of £60. Young Artists under the age of 24 pay £15 for 1st submission and £10 per additional artwork, totalling a maximum of £55 for 5 artworks entered.
 
Stage 1: Longlisted Artists Announced – July 2024
Stage 2: Shortlisted Artists Announced – August 2024
Stage 3: Finalists Announced – September 2024
 
https://www.visualartopen.com/