VAA International Art Exhibition

12th April – 30th June 2021

The Visual Artists Association (VAA) is a professional body for artists across the UK. Join to gain access to a huge range of membership benefits, knowledge and experience. The VAA offers an easy and direct approach to help you grow your art business, to successfully distribute and sell your art with the reassurance of continual mentoring and peer support. The VAA gives members the right tools to succeed, including; access to a range of training, business advice services, online resources, events, as well as access to a supportive community.

Why Join The Visual Artists Association?

FREE Public Liability Insurance

Gain access to a range of legal documents and help including Public + Products Liability insurance (£5 Million) for your arts business.

Artist Community

Network with the rest of the Association and Artists globally along with our directory of galleries + publishers.

The VAA’s Vault

Receive a range of articles with information, tips + tricks on how to grow + maintain your arts business

Skills And Training

Constantly push yourself + your career with training programmes from increasing online sales to webinars from featured Artists

Key Dates

1st October 2020 – Applications Open

15th December 2020 – Phase One Applications Close

Overall Winner Receives:

Cash prize

Solo Show at Deepbridge Chester Arts Fair 

Annual Mentorship Programme

International Online Global Art Exhibition of Finalists

Free Career Development Talks

20% Discount with Cass Art

Art Café

Our Art Café’s are held on zoom monthly, here we have featured guests which will give their insight, tips and tricks on what’s going on in the world of ART. During our Art Cafe’s we also give membership updates, advice and upcoming events you wouldn’t want to miss!

Business Clinic

November 18th @ 11am

Welcome for all members to join, our online business clinic will answer your questions and solve any problems you are currently facing. All you need to do is email in your business questions or problems you’re facing to hello@visual-artists.org All members will receive an email to join our zoom webinar prior to the clinic.

VAA International Art Exhibition 2021

The VAA International Art Exhibition 2021 is an online space for Artists & Collectors to connect. The event is an ambitious exhibition expanding across four virtual gallery spaces, featuring the work of over 2000 talented Artists. All works are available to purchase direct from the Artist; buyers can simply click on the artwork for details. The event is an opportunity for emerging artists to be discovered internationally by buyers, gallery representatives, publishers and art agents.

Focus Group

The VAA want to ensure that our members come first, because of this we hold “Focus Groups” every few months via Zoom with randomly selected members. These sessions are hosted by Laura O’Hare and Shirley-Ann O’neill, Directors of The VAA. These sessions ensure we keep evolving and improving our services with our Artists needs. 

Mentorship Programme

By focusing on your individual situation The VAA Mentorship Programme will give you the clarity and direction you have been looking for. Our VAA featured Mentor is Fine Artist Manager, Auctioneer & Consultant Karen van Hoey Smith. Our mentorship ranges from 3-18 months …