The FBA is dedicated to supporting and encouraging Emerging Artists

We recognise that artists may be emerging, returning to education and starting their careers at any age, so all of our Open Exhibitions are open to artists over the age of 18.

We offer many valuable prizes at these exhibitions. We're pleased to work with a number of art materials manufacturers and suppliers to offer prizes of paint and materials to help with the creation of new work. There are cash prizes, as we know that renting a studio can be expensive, as well as prizes that offer exposure or mentorship.

We do also offer a few prizes specifically to encourage young artists and offer a concessionary submission fee for artists aged 35 and under. This is because the majority of the artists who enter their work to our Open Exhibitions are aged over 35. These concessions are to help us attract more artists in this under-represented age bracket.