The National Arts Program® is designed to give all artists, at all skill levels, an uninhibited opportunity to exhibit their work in a professional manner and to compete for cash prizes. Sponsored by the National Arts Program Foundation the exhibit is judged by professional artists and visual art professionals in Amateur, Intermediate, Professional and Youth / Teen classifications, and it is free to all. there is no application to fill out but potential venues must have at least 2500 employees and should expect a minimum participation of 100 people.
Participant must be an employee, volunteer, retiree or family member of a participating NAP venue. Some venues are open to specific groups based on their individual needs.
The National Arts Program® and the venue reserves the right to disqualify entries considered to be obscene or inappropriate for a public exhibit.
All entries submitted must be the original work of the applicant created within the last three years. Not accepted: copies; kits; paint-by-number pieces; photocopies or photographs of artwork; magazine or book illustrations.