Call for artists, 9th Arte Laguna Prize – deadline 15 October 2014

Contest sections: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual and digital art
Total Prize endowment: € 180,000
Eligibility: open to artists of all ages; free theme
Entry deadline: October 15th, 2014
Finalists collective exhibitions: March 2015 – Venice, Italy: in the prestigious venues of Venice Arsenale and Telecom Italia Future Centre

The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition in Venice, a number of personal exhibitions in Art Galleries worldwide, collaborations with Companies, Art Residencies and the publication of an official catalogue. Its aim is to promote the artists and their career by offering a range of opportunities for a total endowment of € 180,000.


5 CASH PRIZES FOR € 35,000
€ 7,000 for the winner of each section

BUSINESS FOR ART (*in order to participate, submit at least two works by October 15th, 2014)
3 artists will be selected to collaborate with 3 leaders of Made in Italy in the fields of design, fashion and wine
– Pas de Rouge, 10,000 Euros, project for the world of footwear;
– La Tordera, 5,000 Euros, creation of an artistic label;
– Riva1920, creation of a design object in wood.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Artistic Serigraphy Fallani – Venice, Artistic Foundry Battaglia – Milan, Glass School Abate Zanetti – Venice, Art Stays – Slovenia

Every gallery will select an artist for a personal exhibition including setting-up, opening, transportation expenses, dedicated catalogue published by ODE: Charlot Gallery, France; Fernando Santos Gallery, Portugal; Isabelle Lesmeister Gallery, Germany

Selection of one work from the sculpture and installation section for the open-air international exhibition in Venice during the Venice Film Festival

The international jury chaired by Curator Igor Zanti comprises:

Simone Frangi (Italy/France, Artistic Director of Viafarini DOCVA and Professor at Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Grenoble-Valence)
Franck Gautherot (France, Co-Director at Le Consortium, Contemporary Art Center in Dijon)
Chus Martinez (Spain, Head of the Art Institute FHNW in Basel, Switzerland)
Bartolomeo Pietromarchi (Italy, Director at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como)
Domenico Quaranta (Italy, Critic and Curator)
Veeranganakumari Solanki (India, Independent Curator and Art writer)
Philippe van Cauteren (Belgium, Artistic Director at S.M.A.K Museum in Ghent)
Jonathan Watkins (Great Britain, Director at Ikon Gallery)

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