The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in the UK and abroad. It was established in 2012 by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the beautiful cathedral city in the South-West of England. But an idea that came to life around kitchen and dining tables has already established a strong presence in the London art world and is drawing artists from places as diverse as Australia, Azerbaijan, India, Italy, Korea, Japan and the United States, as well as all over the UK

Submissions for the 2019 Wells Art Contemporary Awards are now open. You have until 5pm on Wednesday, 15 May 2019 to apply. Please click here for further details and to submit your application.

Click here to see the artists shortlisted for the Wells Art Contemporary Awards 2018.