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VAA International Exhibition & Scholarship Prize

Applications for the VAA International Exhibition and Scholarship Prize are closing at Midnight on 31st October 2022. Applications cost £20 to submit with up to 3 artworks per entry. There are no fees for members of the Visual Artists Association.
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The Visual Artists Association has introduced an exhibition and scholarship fund of £50,000. Created to support early career 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.

Who is it for?

Open to artists across the globe, the prize has been specifically tailored for emerging early career artists and artists re-entering 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.

How does it work?

The winners of this prize will receive a three-month artist programme. The programme will be delivered online from January 2023 and includes the VAA Artists Momentum Programme; 6-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.

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