Chichester Art Trust

Chichester Art Trust

Charity information

Chichester Art Trust

Administered by the Chichester Art Trust, National Open Art (NOA) is the UK's leading independent art competition, open to amateur and professional artists, photographers and filmmakers living in the UK and Ireland offering both shortlisted and winning artists opportunities through our exhibitions and online art sales platform, as well as a variety of prizes and awards worth over £50,000.

Founded 1995

  • Mission statement

    Since our first competition and exhibition in 1996, we've grown to offer multiple prizes that recognise talent and artistic excellence in a broad variety of artistic mediums and styles. Our panel of judges changes annually and features some of the most experienced and influential figures in the art world, from Royal Academicians to critics, curators and professionals.

    NOA now attracts more than 4,000 entries per year and we offer both shortlisted and winning artists exposure and income opportunities through our exhibitions and online art sales platform. By working hard to expand the scale and scope of the competition, we aim to give all UK and Ireland based artists of of all abilities and ages, a gateway to exhibit and promote their work, regardless of background (i. E. Education), and encourage them to pursue a life in art.

    In 1995, The Duke of Richmond of Goodwood, Chichester, had a personal vision to see Chichester become nationally and internationally known as a “City of The Arts” by 2020, so he founded the Chichester Art Trust, a not for profit arts charity which now administrates the annual National Open Art Competition and it’s subsequent annual Exhibitions.

  • Aims

    Chichester Art Trust aims to:

    • Provide opportunities for artists to promote their work and encourage them to pursue a life in art.
    • Give artists a gateway to exhibit and promote their work, regardless of background.
    • Engage and educated the wider public with a cross-section of the best British and Irish contemporary art today.
  • Overview

    Established: June 1995

    Registered Charity Number: 1067096

    Board members: 15

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 6

    Volunteers: 30

    Phone number: 0118 979 3768

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