– The Visual Artists Association Presents –
Professional Artist Award 2023
Show your work, gain momentum, and grow your art business.
The aim of the VAA Professional Artist Award has been created to promote the work of our Premium Member Artists, whilst helping them to gain momentum and grow their art business.
Application Deadline: 24th January 2023
Shortlisted Artists Announced – June 2023
Finalists Announced – July 2023
Winners Announced – September 2023
Who can enter?
Our open call to the Professional Artist Award is open to both amateur and professional artists, working in any visual art medium (i.e. drawing, printing, painting, photography, digital art, sculpture, mixed media).
What is the submission procedure?
The application form can be found on this page. You can also download the application form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have submitted your application, your application will be processed within 5 working days. You will then be sent a confirmation email, to the email address provided in your application form.
If you have not received an email from us then please email email@example.com
Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are only able to notify artists that have been successful in both stages. You will be notified by email, using the email address you have provided
Why are there two application phases?
Do I need to submit artwork that is for sale?
No, we can select an alternative artwork for the finalists’ exhibition. However, you need to let us know in advance, or you could lose your place.
How do I submit an image?
Within the online application form, you can upload your images, if you have any trouble doing so please email us, at firstname.lastname@example.org.