Announcing the 2013 Visual Arts Prize within Brighton Fringe

We are delighted to once again be the proud sponsor Visual Arts within the 2013 Brighton Fringe Festival and as part of our involvement we are excited to announce the 2013 Visual Arts Prize.

Returning for its second year, the 2013 Visual Arts Prize is now open for entries from artists registered to take part in the Visual Arts section of this year’s Fringe, together with art students from the Arts Faculty at University of Brighton and City College Brighton & Hove.

The Prize

A gift voucher for the gallery worth £250 combined with a cash prize of £250 will be awarded to the artist who is considered to produce the best piece of visual art. The lucky winner will also receive free registration to the 2014 Brighton Fringe worth £228 (ideal if you want to bring your work to a wider audience next year).

The competition follows no specific theme and is open to artistic imagination. Submissions are now open to those eligible, with the deadline for entries on Sunday 28th April 2013.

How you can get involved

Although the prize is only open to those taking part in Visual Arts at Brighton Fringe and art students at University of Brighton and City College Brighton & Hove, we would like everyone to get involved in the judging. Once all submissions have been received, the gallery and a panel of local artists will decide on a shortlist from applicants which will then be followed by a public vote during May 2013, to decide the winner. Keep checking our website for details.

Visit the shortlist exhibition

All those shortlisted will be exhibited at the Visual Arts Fair which will form part of the Fringe City event at the Unitarian Church in New Road, Brighton on Saturday 1st of June. The winner of the 2013 Visual Arts Prize will be announced at the exhibition.

We are excited at the prospect of viewing lots of fresh unique artistic works over the coming months and awarding the 2013 Visual Arts Prize on 1st June. Good luck to all applicants!