AVA continues to bring the artistic and creative community opportunities to focus on developing their craft. We are pleased to say we have three programmes in place. An opportunity for established 2D & 3D artists to apply for £5,000 commission (applications to be submitted in the next 6 days), an Artist Mentoring scheme where we work behind the scenes to develop talent with Myler & Holly Lester as the first, supported by the Arts Council, and our Emerging Talent Programmes for the very first step in your career will launching this week.

At AVA we are committed to the Audio Visual Arts Community, and have our heads down firmly in the background developing new opportunities and ways to develop and bring your work to life.

(Page updated Monday 23rd March 2020)


We’ve teamed up with international platform for creativity and technology, CAPCON.  Who will be offering the opportunity for creatives of all disciplines to submit their most innovative creative concepts for paid commission, publication and exhibition to a large audience at CAPCON 2020.

For further information and submission, click here

The commission is open to both established and emerging creatives to raise their profile and be awarded a cash commission of £5,000 to produce their submitted creation. The brief is to ‘explore the space between creativity and technology’, though submitted concepts must have a visual element to them.

We invite work from any medium in 2D and 3D, including (but not restricted to): sculpture, painting, print, photography, digital, video, audio, mixed media, installation, video and performance. The two finalists for this year’s commissioning award will be exhibited to thousands during CAPCON 2020, in central Belfast. Both UK based and non-UK based creatives can apply. The Deadline is 26th March 2020.



In partnership with Arts Council of Northern Ireland, throughout 2020 we are working on Artist Mentoring Programmes for Holly Lester and Myler.



Our Emerging Talent Programme returns for 2020, this year bigger than ever. This years programme will have three categories open for submission; DJ, Producer and Visual Artist.  We aim to shine a little light on talent in all fields and give a platform to grow as an artist.

Full information and submissions will be launching next week, keep you eyes peeled on channels for updates.