Selected artists work will be displayed in the inaugural Nova 2017 exhibition at- 

Royal Cambrian Academy, Conwy- 18.11-2.12 2017

The exhibition will then tour to Aberystwyth Arts Centre- 25.1-1.4 2018


  • £1000 NOVA Artist of the Year 2017. Award for best overall artwork.
  • £500 Young NOVA Award 2017. Awarded for best overall artwork by an artist who is under 25 years old.
  • £100 NOVA Peoples Prize 2017. Awarded by popular vote from exhibition visitors.


A number of Artist Mentoring Bursaries will be available. Selected artist will receive mentoring from an RCA member comprising creative and career advice.


Nova prize fund and bursaries scheme is supported by Welsh Speciality Foods.

If you are interested in supporting the future development of NOVA please contact for more information.