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Visual Art Open Calls for Submissions

Published December 4, 2018

Here is an opportunity for artists in the region – an Open Call for Artists to apply for the Visual Art Open Prize. VAO wants all Universities and Colleges to be apart of this Creative Opportunity.  

The competition is a celebration of artists working in one of more of the following categories: drawing, painting, photography, digital art and sculpture and young artists. There are some excellent prizes and finalists will be exhibited at Chester Arts Fair. More details are online at

  • Prizes: Overall Winner – Cash prize of $1,000.00 to support the production of new works
  • Commercial mentoring package
  • Exclusive solo show decided in consultation with the winner
  • Exhibition at Chester Arts Fair 2020 worth $1,000.
  • Individual Categories – A cash prize of $250.00 will be awarded to the winner of each category

 This year, artists who apply on or before December 12, 2018, will receive guaranteed coverage on our social media channels, email newsletter, and feedback from the judging panel. For more information email Jasmine Collins – Events & Marketing Assistant