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27 Nov 2018

Arte Laguna prize 2018 - call for entries

The call for artists of the 13th Arte Laguna Prize has officially opened. Arte Laguna Prize is an international art contest that has been promoting contemporary art for thirteen years, collecting thousands of applications from artists from all over the world, selected by a jury of excellence for the great exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice. In addition, the participants have the chance to win several awards in collaboration with companies, foundations, galleries, including cash prizes.

10 Contest categories: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance, virtual art, digital graphics, land art and this year's new entry, urban art, design.
The theme is free and there are no age or nationality restrictions.

Deadline for entries: 27 November 2018

The artists can win:
- the final exhibition in Venice in March 2019
- 6 cash prizes of € 7,000 each
- publication in the official catalogue
- 4 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries
- 9 Art Residencies
- 4 collaborations with companies
- 2 collaborations with art platforms and foundations
- participation in 4 International Festivals end exhibitions

FINAL EXHIBITION: ARSENALE OF VENICE

The collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2019 for 3 weeks.

Prize money
€ 7.000,00 Painting
€ 7.000,00 Sculpture and Installation | Virtual Art
€ 7.000,00 Photographic Art | Digital Graphics
€ 7.000,00 Video Art and Short Films | Performance
€ 7.000,00 Land Art | Urban Art
€ 7.000,00 Design

4 Artist in Gallery Prizes
Realization of 4 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated digital catalogue.

Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
Várfok Galéria, Budapest, Hungary
Anise Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Jonathan Ferrara Gallery, New Orleans, United States

9 Artist in Residence Prizes
Art Residency programs in Italy and abroad in order to provide a space and time to experience a new culture, create new works and participate in new activities in a multicultural environment.
Open Dream, Treviso Italy
Lanificio Paoletti, Follina (Treviso), Italy
GLO’ART, Lanaken Belgium
Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
Farm Cultural Park, Favara (Agrigento), Italy
Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac, Mauritius
Centrale Fies, Dro (Trento), Italy
Nuart Festival, Stavanger, Norway

4 Business for Art Prizes
Collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with the production sector.

Fraccaro Spumadoro, Treviso, Italy : Prize of 2000€ for the winning project. Participation requires the presentation of works or graphic proposals to be applied to the packaging of the products by Fraccaro Spumadoro.
Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua, Venice, Italy: a supply of the precious Velvet Soprarizzo Leoni made with a loom from 1700 and worth €2,000 for the realization of a project involving the use of fabric.
47 Anno Domini, Treviso, Italy: Prize of 2000€ for the winning project. Participation requires the presentation of site-specific installations or projects designed for the spaces of 47 Anno Domini.
Maglificio Giordano's, Cappella Maggiore (Treviso), Italy: Prize of 2000€ for the winning proposal. Participation requires the submission of works or art projects where the connection with the fashion world is predominant.

2 Art Platforms & Supporters Prizes
Collaborations with foundations and institutions whose main mission is to promote art and support artists and their careers.

The Art Spirit Foundation, Connecticut, United States: Prize of 3000€ for the winning artwork made with the use of pastels.
Biafarin, Toronto, Canada: Prize of 1500 US$ to 3 selected artists (Each 500 US$); promotional awards for 30 selected artists

4 Festivals & Exhibitions
International collaborations with festivals and organizations to create a network where artists, visibility, and new projects meet.

Art Stays, Ptuj, Slovenia: participation in the Festival and 7-day stay
Art Nova 100, Beijing, China: exhibition of the 10 finalist videos in Summer 2019
TraVellArt by Arte Communications, Venice, Italy: exhibition of the works by 1 selected artist at Hotel Savoia & Jolanda in Venice
Photolux Festival, Lucca, Italy: Participation in the festival dedicated to photography (November 23rd - 24th 2019)

Prize Sustainability And Art
ARS (Art Reuse Sustainability) of plastic
Prize of 3,000 Euro for the winning project that enhances glass as part of the RRR strategies (Reuse, Recycle, Reduce).

PLEASE NOTE: there is an obligatory entry fee - it varies depending on your age and the number of works entered (minimum fee is around 80 - 104 €) 

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