10th International Arte Laguna Prize, call for artist. Deadline: November 18, 2015

The international contest dedicated to the visual arts is divided into 6 CATEGORIESPainting, Sculpture and Installation, Photographic Art, Video Art and Performance, Virtual and Digital Art, Land Art (created with Thetis SpA).

You can enter by submitting one or several works without any age, nationality or thematic restriction.

FINAL EXHIBITION: Arsenale of Venice, March 2016. It’s a historical location in the lagoon city of utmost importance in the artistic and cultural field

Arte Laguna Prize opens the entry period featuring 16 international partnerships: among them there are some notable companies such as Swatch, Thetis SpA, Riva 1920 and a number of renowned Art Foundations like Berengo and Foundry Battaglia. Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition with roots in Venice, with the opportunity to win a wide range of different prizes and career opportunities, to exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice and to join an international network of artistic Institutions and creative people. There is no thematic guidelines or any other restriction, and its goal is to collect the multiple expressions of contemporary art in the fields of: Painting, Photography, Sculpture and Installation, Video Art, Performance, Digital Art, Land Art.

An international jury, composed of high level experts of contemporary art, will select the 6 overall winners for each category of the contest:

Igor Zanti (Italy) Curator and Head of jury
Miguel Amado
(Portugal, Senior Curator at Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the UK)
Anna Bernardini (Italy, Artistic Director of the Museum at Villa and Collezione Panza – FAI)
Barbara Boninsegna (Italy, Artistic Director of Centrale Fies – Centre for the performing art production in Trento)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice and of the Capri Photography Festival)
Enrico Fontanari (Italy, Urban Planner, Professor of Urban and Landscape Design at IUAV University in Venice)
Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre’s exhibitions and permanent collection)
Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Executive Director of MMOMA – Moscow Museum of Modern Art)
Sabrina Van der Ley (Norway, Director of the Contemporary Art department at the Nasjonalmuseet in Oslo)
Simone Verde (Italy, Art Historian, Supervisor of scientific research and publications of the French agency France-Muséums, in charge of the creation of Abu Dhabi’s Louvre)
Bettina von Dziembowski (Germany, Director of the Springhornhof Foundation & Art Association in Neuenkirchen)

The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.
The 5 finalists of the virtual and digital art section will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of Telecom Italia, an incubator to develop new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies.

WHAT THE ARTISTS  CAN WIN: 6 CASH PRIZES of 7,000 euro each for the winner of each category

Exhibitions and catalogue
Main Exhibition – Arsenale of Venice
Virtual Art Exhibition – Telecom Italia Future Centre
Bilingual catalogue published by ODE

Artist in Gallery Prizes
Organization of 4 personal exhibitions including setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses, publication of digital catalogue
– Gaia Gallery, Istanbul Turkey
– Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
– Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal
– ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

Artist in Residence Prizes
Selection of 10 artists for the participation in international art residency programs
– Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
– The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai Cina
– Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan
– Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy
– Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
– Artistic Foundry Battaglia, Milan Italy
– Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

Business for Art Prizes
Selection of 2 creative projects for the collaboration with 2 companies representing “Made in Italy”
€ 5,000 Deglupta, Venice Italy You can apply directly here >>
Wooden artwork with Riva 1920, Cantù Italy You can apply directly here >>

Festival & Exhibitions
Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Art Nova 100, Beijing China
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

Terms and conditions of the contest >>>
Applications >>>



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