Competition for artists up to 40 years in Italy with cash prize and exhibition
A rather unusual call, but, hey, it might be worth it, and if I get it right, participation is free. So you can only win on this one.
Starting 1 October 2022 the “BE THE DIFFERENCE … WITH ART!” 2023 competition is open for entries. The competition was conceived and is held by the Rotary Club of Asolo and Pedemontana del Grappa, part of Rotary International. Since 1905, this global organization has been bringing together people united by their desire to serve, with the aim not only of improving the lives of those in difficulty, but also fostering values of fellowship, friendship, culture, respect for community values and education.
With a global network of 1.2 million members, Rotary is dedicated to performing countess projects in support of communities and bodies working in a range of sectors, from the environment to education, from health to art. It is with this last sector in mind, with the aim of promoting emerging artists and their work, that the Rotary Club of Asolo and Pedemontana del Grappa has for many years now been supporting talented young people in their exploration of contemporary art, and helping up-and-coming artists through its “Adopt an Artist” initiative.
The Competition is open to artists of all nationalities under the age of 40 who may enter by offering their own interpretation of the competition using their own artistic vision through painting, sculpture, installation (multimedia, light, etc.), photography, drawing, graphics and videoart.
Enrolment is online at www.bethedifferencewithart.com where the competition rules may also be downloaded (article 3, Application Procedure). Entries must be received by December 31st 2022.
A shortlist of 20 works will be selected from among all the works received, and these will be exhibited at the Museo Gypsotheca Antonio Canova in Possagno (TV) from 27 May 2023 to 2 July 2023. The final shortlist of 20 works will be selected by the Evaluation Panel, supported by a number of Club members, and the judges’ decision will be final. The Panel will be made up of leading professionals in the sector: Vittorio Sgarbi – President – Stefano Coletto, Sabrina Comin, Denis Isaia and Roberto Sgarbossa.
Once the winner has been decided, the Rotary Club Asolo e Pedemontana del Grappa will purchase the work which will become part of its collection that forms the basis for further charitable projects by the Association. The selection process of the winning work of art will be carried out by the members of the Rotary Club Asolo e Pedemontana del Grappa in a private session, and their decision will be final. The winning artist will receive a cash sum of € 3,500.00 (inclusive of all taxes) and will also have the opportunity to exhibit at the Museo Gypsotheca Antonio Canova.
The winner will be declared at the exhibition vernissage, to be held on 27 May 2023 at 5 pm.
This project is in line with the spirit of Rotarian values which aspire to a world where peoples come together using their skills and professionalism to promote positive and lasting changes in communities both near and far, following high moral values, making themselves available by dedicating time and effort in pursuing Club projects.
ROTARY CLUB ASOLO & PEDEMONTANA DEL GRAPPA
PRESIDENT OF THE ART COMMITTEE