Wells Art Contemporary
Opportunity type: Award
For: Different creatives
Rewards: Up to £2000 + NG art creative residency + JGM gallery prize + student prize + more
Location Eligibility: Worldwide
About this opportunity
Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) is an international art competition giving artists the opportunity to exhibit their work in Wells Cathedral and receive a wide range of prizes. WAC provides two ways for artists to exhibit and sell work: the Gallery Show, where artworks are shown in a traditional gallery within the Cathedral cloisters; and the Installation Show which showcases site-specific installations in the main body of the Cathedral itself and its grounds. Both shows run concurrently.
- Howden Art Award: £2,000 awarded to one artist
- NG Art Creative Residency*: The NG Art Creative Residency Prize aims to discover and celebrate emerging and established creative talents from a variety of disciplines. The Prize Winner will receive a free two-week placement at the NG Art Creative Residency in Provence. This includes board and lodging, studio space, mentorship, and residency-related outings.
- JGM Gallery Prize*: The winner of the JGM Gallery Prize will be featured on the gallery’s own website and social media channels. A selection of the winner’s works will be on display and for sale on the gallery website and promoted across their social media – including an artist interview to be posted on their Youtube channel.
- Student Prize: £1,000 awarded to a current fine art student aged under 26 enrolled in a recognised Bachelor or Masters Fine Arts course. Generously donated by Tracey Grace.
- Parker Harris Mentoring Prize*: Parker Harris will give a one-to-one mentoring session covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.
- Somerset Art Works Mentoring Prize: one-to-one mentoring session covering all aspects of professional development to a selected artist.
- St Cuthberts Mill Award: 20 sheets of Saunders Waterford 300gsm worth over £120 will be awarded to an artist who works on paper.
- People’s Choice Prize:£500 will be awarded to the artwork which received the most public votes.
Open worldwide to all artists over the age of 18.
How to Apply
Apply using the link: https://new.artopps.co.uk/opportunities/Wells-Art-Contemporary2023
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