Laguna art prizes in various disciplines, Italy. Deadline: Nov. 27, 2012

7th International Arte Laguna Prize

Applications open for painting, sculpture, photographic art, video art and performing art.

MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), Arte Laguna.

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Seventh Edition of the International Art Prize “Arte Laguna”, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The total value of the Prize is 170.000 Euros.
The Prize obtained a medal by the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Cà Foscari University of Venice, and the European Institute of Design among others. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of an important collective exhibition in Venice, exhibitions in Art Galleries, Art Residencies and the publication of the official Catalogue. The Prize is divided into five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture and installation, video and performance, and virtual art. Participants can freely choose the subject of their artworks.

Techniques

The Prize is open to all Artists, without any limit of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, in one or more sections. Technical details:

Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whatever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side. It is possible to submit polyptycs as one single work, as long as they fall within the overall 175 cm; they must be submitted as multiple works if the total size exceeds 175 cm.

Sculpture and installation – works created with any organic or inorganic material. Sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements can be used in the works. It is possible to present the works as a digital photographic project. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters, and no weight limits.
The authore of the sculpture or of the installation, if selected as a finalist for the collective exhibition, will have to provide the Head Office of the Prize with all the necessary material in order to exhibit the artwork.

Photographic Art – color and b/w analog photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works created on the computer. The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side.

Video Art and Animation – videos, films and works made with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. Works must last 15 minutes at most, opening titles and closing credits included. For the final exhibition artists have to send the original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with the mostly used reading systems.

Performance – Every artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials. Finalist artists will perform live on the opening night and will have to provide all necessary materials for the realization of the performance. Each performance can last 10 minutes at most. Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.

Virtual Art – iFOPE: artworks entirely created using computer softwares, graphics, and 3D animations; artworks and videos created using smartphone or tablet applications; virtual installations, net art.

Prizes

INSTITUTIONAL PRIZES

PRIZE Painting: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Sculpture: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Photographic Art: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Videoart and Animation & Performance: 7,000 euros*
PRIZE Virtual Art iFOPE: 7,000 euros*
* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding taxof 25% on money prizes. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.

SPECIAL PRIZE BUSINESS FOR ART

“FOPE gioielli” – development of an artistic project with the winning artist of the virtual art section.

SPECIAL PRIZES “ARTIST IN RESIDENCE”

Reserved for artists who participate with 2 works in the same section till October 23, 2012.

“Technymon ARTresidency”: Art residency in Mumbai or Chicago for 1 month: 1 artist + 1 final exhibition
The residency includes: journey, accommodation, an art grant of 500 Euros (a grant to sustain the artist in carrying out the project), final exhibition in a Gallery. One of the works created during the residency will be the property of Technymon. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

“Glass School Abate Zanetti”: Art residency in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist + development of a project with master glassmakers + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, workshop, development of a project with master glassmaker Giancarlo Signoretto, open day.
Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section; at the end of the application period, you will be asked to send a project that will be evaluated in order to choose the winner. The work created will be signed also by master Giancarlo Signoretto and will be the artist´s property; one copy will remain to the School.

“Art Stays”: Art residency in Slovenia for 7 days for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: accommodation, board, study, curatorial assistance, participation in the festival and final exhibition.
ART STAYS, an International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia. One of the artworks will be Art Stays´s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

“iaab”: Art residency in Basel for 3 months for 1 artist + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, study, curatorial assistance, open day
The artwork will remain the artist’s property. Reserved to artists who participate with 2 works in the same section.

SPECIAL PRIZES “COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS”

“Open”: Participation in the exhibition in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist
The participation includes: curatorial assistance and participation in Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice, which will exhibit in 2013 during the Venice Film Festival. Reserved to artist who apply to the sculpture & installations section.

“Romanian Cultural and Humanistic Research Institute in Venice”
The Romanian Cultural and Humaniistic Research Institute of Venice hosts a selection of Under25 artists, in conjunction with the Collective Exhibition of the finalists of the 7th Arte Laguna Prize.

SPECIAL PRIZES “PERSONAL EXHIBITIONS”

Personal exhibitions include setting-up, opening and press releases that will be organized by each Gallery. Each Gallery is responsible for the setting up and the organization of Exhibitions. Artists are responsible for covering transportation (round trip) expenses and any insurance costs for artworks.

Application fee

For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50 Euros for 1 work and 90 Euros for 2 works submitted in the same section; for every additional work (in the same section) the fee is 45 Euros, to be paid as specified in ART.6.
For under-25 artists the application fee is 45 Euros for 1 work and 80 Euros for 2 works submitted in the same section; for every additional work (in the same section) the fee is 40 Euros.

Conditions of participation

All the artists can apply for the Prizes in these ways:

1.) on-line
2.) by mail: sending the application in an envelope or giving the application to the address below
with the following materials:
– application form filled in
– a short biography,
– a picture of each work (minimum size: 15×20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) witten on the back the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year,
– copy of the payment of the application fee. The documentation and the photos won’t be given back.

Deadline: Deadline postponed: 27/11/12- by mail, 05/12/12 – directly on-line

Contact:
Head Office of the Prize: ARTE LAGUNA
Via Roma 29/A
31021 Mogliano V.to (TV)
Italy
phone: +39 041 5937242
info@premioartelaguna.it
www.artelagunaprize.com

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  1. UPDATE:

    7th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE AT VENICE ARSENALE: EXHIBITION OF 110 FINALISTS ON VIEW 17 – 31 MARCH 2013

    Opening Saturday 16 March, 6 pm

    The Arsenale of Venice opens its doors, for the fourth consecutive year, to the finalists of the seventh edition of Arte Laguna Prize: from the 17th to the 31st of March at Tese di San Cristoforo, the works of the 105 international artists selected for the categories: painting, sculpture and installation, video art and performance and photographic art are on view.

    Other 5 works from the virtual art section are hosted at the Telecom Italia Future Centre, close to the Rialto Bridge.

    A further special selection of young under-25 artists is on view at the Romanian Institute of Venice, a high-visibility showcase on the way to Saint Mark’s Square.

    During the opening night, on Saturday March 16th, the five absolute winners will be announced, one for each category, and they will be awarded a cash prize of 7,000 Euros each.

    The names of the winners of the special prizes will also be revealed: participation in festivals and exhibitions of national resonance, personal exhibitions at the 21 international galleries that are part of the Prize circuit, the Prize Business for Art featuring the collaboration with companies investing in art, in addition to the 6 art residencies in Venice, Vicenza, Basel, Ptuj (Slovenia), Mumbai and Beijing.

    The total amount of the prizes is 180,000 Euros.

    On the days of the exhibition other events are scheduled.

    Here is the Agenda:

    – Sunday March 17, Arsenale, 11.30 am: guided tour of the exhibition and debate with jurors and gallerists

    – Sunday March 17, Romanian Institute, 3.00 pm: opening of the Exhibition of Under25 and interviews to the young artists

    – Saturday March 23, Telecom Italia Future Centre, 3.00 pm: meeting on “The new ways of making art and new technologies”

    – Saturday March 30, Arsenale, 3.00 pm: meeting on “The reutilization of former industrial areas today”

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