VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

Applications Closing September 29th

The Visual Artists Association has introduced an exhibition and scholarship worth £50,000. 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 August 1st 2023
  • Applications close September 29th 2023
  • Shortlist announced January 31st 2024
  • Winners announced February 2024

Artist Momentum programme – 4 weeks – starts March 2024


FREE for VAA Members.

Non-members: £20 first entry, £10 subsequent entries, up to a maximum of 5.

Apply Here

Website link: VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize – Visual Artists Association (

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