VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

The Visual Artists Association has introduced an exhibition and scholarship worth £20,000. Created to support emerging artists to develop their arts businesses, The VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize, launched in Summer 2022, aims to benefit emerging and re-emerging artists. This will be achieved by increasing artists’ international exposure, whilst raising funds for VAA artist education programmes.

How is the prize judged?

A judging panel comprised of world-class art experts will shortlist the top ten most accomplished artworks from the range of digital entries.

The shortlisted works will be exhibited firstly in London. Artworks will be for sale in the finalist’s London exhibition, proceeds will be split evenly between the artists and the VAA.

How does it work?

The winners of this prize will receive a three-month artist programme. The programme will be delivered online from March 2024 and includes the VAA Artists Momentum Programme; 4-Weeks Online Workshops. These will take the form of group sessions, that allow peer-to-peer feedback and a private chat community. This allows artists to share ideas and gain support.

Artists will then receive both group and individual support. Following the three-month Momentum Programme, the artists will participate in the VAA International Exhibition, held in London.

Who is it for?

Open to artists across the globe, the prize has been specifically tailored for artists who are not yet established in the art world. The VAA Scholarship Prize is designed to build your confidence to build a sustainable practice. Its unique format includes training for artists with leading art professionals delivering the Momentum Programme.

Key Dates*

  • Applications Open 8th July
  • Applications Close 23rd September
  • Shortlist announced January 2025.
  • Winners announced February 2025.

Artist Momentum programme – 4 weeks – starts March 2025

*Dates are provisional and subject to slight change

Prize Details

  • Winners Exhibition in central London. Showcase your artwork to a massive audience of over 100,000 art collectors and enthusiasts. Sell your pieces and connect with gallerists, agents, and art media. It’s the perfect platform to gain recognition and make valuable connections.
  • Mentorship package. Immerse yourself in VAA’s four-week Artists Momentum course, featuring weekly online sessions. Learn from industry experts, receive personalized guidance, and unlock your full creative potential.
  • Art Portfolio Review. Engage in an exclusive one-on-one session to discuss your current practice. Gain valuable insights, identify new opportunities, and overcome challenges in your artistic journey.
  • Monthly online group support drop-in sessions. Connect with like-minded artists in a supportive and collaborative environment. Share experiences, knowledge, and receive valuable support to fuel your artistic growth.
  • Networking opportunities with fellow winners. Build lifelong connections with talented artists through exclusive networking events and activities. Inspire each other, collaborate, and propel your careers forward.
  • Invitation to an exclusive VAA Industry dinner event to network with professionals and experts in the art industry. An opportunity to expand your network, gain valuable insights, and forge important connections.
  • Support of VAA Resources Vault. Gain unlimited access to a wealth of resources specifically curated for professional artists. Stay informed, inspired, and empowered every step of the way.
  • Winners Certificate. Proudly display your certificate, symbolizing your remarkable achievement and the start of an incredible artistic journey.

The VAA Scholarship Prize offers unparalleled opportunities to showcase your talent, gain valuable mentorship, connect with industry professionals, and access invaluable resources. Apply now and open doors to a world of artistic possibilities!

Cohort

The scholarship cohort will consist of a maximum of 6-8 artists, chosen from applications to this call for art.

Costs

FREE for VAA Members*

Non-members: £20 for 1-5 entries.

*Those who join our Membership to apply to the prize must remain a member for the duration of the prize.

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Website link: VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize – Visual Artists Association (visual-artists.org)

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    July 8, 2024 8:00 am
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Event Details
  • Days
    Hours
    Min
    Sec
  • Start Date
    July 8, 2024 8:00 am
  • End Date
    September 23, 2024 12:00 am
  • Status
    Upcoming
  • Price
      20