The VAO competition is currently running in its fourth consecutive year and is open to both amateur and professional artists.https://www.visualartopen.com/apply-now
The primary goal of the awards is to reveal and establish artists' profiles in the contemporary art world.
Prize Fund Worth £6000
All finalists invited to exhibit at the UKs largest artist art fair plus receive an annual membership to the Visual Artists Association www.visual-artists.org
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.