OPEN CALL FOR THE 11th ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

The Arte Laguna Prize is an international free-themed art competition aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the growing variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists' career.

 

An international jury will select 125 finalist artists for:

6 cash prizes of € 42,000

a major Exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice

5 exhibitions in international Art Galleries

5 collaborations with Companies

9 Art Residencies

3 International Festivals

publication of the catalogue

 

FIND OUT MORE IN THE VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yddcRqzkWG8

 

WHAT THE ARTISTS WIN

Prize money

€ 7.000,00 Painting

€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation

€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art

€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Performance

€ 7.000,00 Virtual Art and Digital Graphics

€ 7.000,00 Land Art

 

5 Artist in Gallery Prizes

Organization of 5 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, including setting up, vernissage and catalogue

Salamatina Gallery, Atlanta USA

Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany

Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal

ART re.FLEX Gallery, Saint Petersburg Russia

Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel

 

9 Artist in Residence Prizes  

Art Residency program in Italy and abroad aimed at providing a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.

GLO’ART, Lanaken Belgium

Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India

Taipei Artist Village, Taipei Taiwan

Berengo Foundation, Murano Italy

Espronceda, Barcelona Spain

Artistic Foundry Salvadori Arte, Pistoia Italy

Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy

San Francisco Art Residency, San Francisco USA

The Art Department - Casa dell’Arte International Artists' Residency, Bodrum Turkey

 

5 Business for Art Prizes

Selection of 5 creative projects for the collaboration with 5 companies

Deglupta: € 5,000 and design for a new collection of bags and accessories

Rima Sofa & Beds: € 5,000 and creation of promotional videos, images for advertising campaigns and designs for soft furniture

Papillover Art Collection: € 1,000 and new designs for a limited edition of bow ties

Eurosystem: € 5,000 and making of a video enhancing the art-technology relationship

Biafarin: 10 Gold Membership Packages + US$ 4,000 to 4 selected artists (US$ 1,000 each)

 

3 Festivals & Exhibitions

Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events in a network where artists, visibility, and new projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia

Art Nova 100, Beijing China

Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

 

SPECIAL VENUE FOR THE FINALISTS EXHIBITION

The major collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2017, a reference point in the art world.

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.

 

DEDICATED VENUE FOR VIRTUAL ART & DIGITAL GRAPHICS

The 10 finalists from virtual art and digital graphics will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of TIM, an incubator for developing new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies.

 

WHO’S SELECTING

The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts:

  • Museum directors
  • Curators
  • Art critics
     

CURATOR AND HEAD OF JURY

Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

THE JURY

Flavio Arensi (Italy, Art Critic)

Manuel Borja-Villel (Spain, Director of National Museum Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid)

Tamara Chalabi (Iraq, Chair and Co-Founder of Ruya Foundation)

Paolo Colombo (Italy, Art Advisor for the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art)

Suad Garayeva (Azerbaijan, Curatorial Director of YARAT Contemporary Art Centre's exhibitions and permanent collection)

Ilaria Gianni (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Nav Haq (Belgium, Senior Curator at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp)

Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)

Fatos Ustek (United Kingdom, Independent Curator and Writer)

Alma Zevi (Italy, Curator and Writer)

 

CONTACTS:

info@artelagunaprize.com

tel. +390415937242

www.artelagunaprize.com

How to apply

Artists can apply online by 16th November 2016, by filling in the application form at the link: http://artelagunaprize.com/enrollment

And by paying the entry fee of 55 euro for 1 work, and 100 euro for 2 works. Young artists under 25 years receive a 5 euro discount.

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