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The Fifth International Art Prize Arte Laguna

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA, in collaboration with Arte Laguna, organizes the Fifth International Art Prize – Arte Laguna, aimed to the contemporary art promotion and valorization.

The Arte Laguna art prize is divided in five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, video art and performance.

The Arte Laguna offers: money prizes; the organization of an important collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice; many exhibition in art galleries/exhibition spaces; the possibility to stay in art residencies and the official catalogue publication.

Objective

The Arte Laguna art prize is divided in five sections: painting, photographic art, sculpture, video art and performance.

  • Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on whichever support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The max dimensions allowed per each work are 150×150 cm.
  • Sculpture and installation – whichever organic or inorganic material. In the works you can use sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements. The max dimensions allowed per each works are: base 4 meter, depth 4 m, height 4 m, weight 150 kg. In case of being selected as finalists for the collective exhibition, the artist has to provide all necessary materials in order to exhibit the artwork and should supervise the setting up.
  • Photographic art – color and b/w analogical photos, color and b/w digital photos, color and b/w digital elaborations, works entirely created by computer. The max dimensions allowed per each works are 150×150 cm.
  • Video art and animation – film, video and works with all the animation techniques on any digital and analog support. The works has to last as maximum 15 minutes, opening title and closing credits included. For the exhibition the artist has to send original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with popular reading systems.
  • Performance – Each artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances that can be performed using any technique, expressive form and with any support materials (video, music, etc.. to be provided and arranged by the artist in the case of being selected as finalist). Each performance has to last as maximum 10 minutes and to involve as maximum five artists.

Prizes

The Arte Laguna has a huge list of prizes available through the official website. On Contest Watchers we only list the institutional (category) prizes.

  • Painting: €5,000
  • Sculpture: €5,000
  • Photographic Art: €5,000
  • Videoart: €5,000
  • Performance: €5,000

Rules

  • The Arte Laguna prize is open to all artists, without any limits of age, sex, nationality or other qualifications.
  • Each artist can participate with one or two works, at one or more sections.

How to enter?

At this stage, Arte Laguna accepts online applications and applications by post.

If you like to apply online, visit the enrollment page on the official website and select the section category you’d like to enter.

If you like to apply by post, send your application postmarked by 30 November 2010 on the address below. Your application should consist of the following materials:

  • filled application form
  • a short biography
  • a picture of each works (minimum size: 15×20 cm; maximum size: 20x30cm) – written on the back: the name, surname, country, title of the work, dimensions, technique, year.
  • copy of the payment of the application fee.

Postal address:

ARTE LAGUNA – Via Roma,
29/A – 31021 Mogliano V.to (TV) – ITALY

Entry fee

The application fee is €50 for 1 work and €90 for 2 works proposed for the same section.

For the student under 25 and if they are attending in Art Schools, Fine Arts Accademies and IED, the application fee is €45 for 1 work and €80 for 2 works (Certificate of enrollment and attendane is required).