The Dorset Art Prize

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Whatever your specialism, whether you're a sculptor, photographer, a painter or a graphic designer, we want to see your art!

Submissions are now open for Dorset Arts Prize 2017!

St Mary's School, Shartsbury, Dorset, Art, Competition, CreativeThe Dorset Art Prize for 2017 is an open submission for all aspects of visual arts practice and we encourage all Dorset artists, designers and makers working in all media forms to submit their artworks.

The original idea for the Dorset Arts Prize was to encourage and help create a broader, more inclusive vision for the arts locally and actively engage all aspects of the community.

Theme for 2017 - "Open"

The theme for this year's Dorset Arts Prize is "open". We hope that this continues to allow the artists the freedom to prodcue work in whichever style of format they feel most confident in.

The tone, mood and subject matter are entirely the choice of the artist. Artists can submit work that is new or recently produced. Students can submit final pieces of course work from Degree, HND, A Level, Level 3, 2 and 1 Diploma and GCSE.

Artworks can be in any media: 2D or 3D practice, drawing, watercolours, oil or acrylic paintings, photographs, textiles, printmaking, ceramics and the digital art forms, animation and the moving image.

Important information

Submission deadline - 30th June 2017
  • Prize winners and runners up will be notified by The College by 8th September 2017
  • If you have not been contacted by this date then unfortunately you have not been selected for the 2017 Dorset Art Prize
  • Please note, due to time constraints we will not be able to offer feedback on our decisions to select or exclude artwork.