WCAF 2020 Open Submissions


Warrington’s Contemporary Arts Festival is back!

This year marks 10 years since the launch of our annual Open Competition and this year, we’re freshening things up with three fantastic prizes and a new set of rules.

This year’s prizes include:

  • A cash prize of £1,000;

  • A Solo Show Prize – £1,000 for fees towards a solo show in the 2021 Arts Festival, with support from Culture Warrington staff;

  • A Highly Commended Prize offering a residency at Pyramid Arts Centre in 2021.

To encourage as many entries as possible, this year we’ve extended the submission location to within a 60 mile radius of Warrington and are also welcoming entries across all art forms, including visual arts, installation art, photography, dance, live performance, film and more.

We have also decided to waive entrance fees to support our artists during the Covid-19 pandemic.

This year, we’re also delighted to welcome on board guest curator and 2018 winner Marie Jones, in addition to an amazing panel of judges.

Submissions close on August 10th 2020


Mon 06 Jul 2020 - Mon 10 Aug 2020

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