Deadline: 16 November 2016
Call for entries

11th Arte Laguna Prize Open For Entries

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 Made in Italy Companies
9 Art Residencies
3 International Festivals
publication of the catalogue



Prize money
€ 7.000,00 Painting
€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation
€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art
€ 7.00 0,00 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, New York City 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 Israele

9 Artist in Residence Prizes >>
Selection of 10 artists for the participation in international art residency programs, 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, Barcelo na Spain
Artistic Foundry Salvadori Arte, Pistoia Italy
Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy
San Francisco Art Residency, San Francisco USA
The Art Department, Bodrum Turkey

5 Business for Art Prizes
Selection of 5 creative projects for the collaboration with 5 companies representing “Made in Italy”
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, visibi lity, and new projects meet.
Art Stays, Ptuj Slovenia
Art Nova 100, Beijing China
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy

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.

The 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.

The selecti on of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts:
– Museum directors
– Curators
– Art critics
They will choose the overall winners for the contest’s categories.

Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

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, Inde pendent Curator and Writer)
Alma Zevi (Italy, Curator and Writer)

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