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Festival Opera Prima: call for entries 2021





Selection of performances for Opera Prima Festival XVII Rovigo, 05 / 12 september 2021


The call is opened to single artists or emerging and independent professional companies that work with professional purposes in the field of contemporary theatre, dance and performing arts.



In 2018, nine years after its last edition, Opera Prima Festival was realized once again in Rovigo.
The Festival is organized by Association Festival Opera Prima ets in collaboration with Teatro del Lemming and the Culture Department of the Municipality of Rovigo and with the support of Cassa di Risparmio di Padova e Rovigo Foundation and of the Italian Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Born in Rovigo in 1994 under the artistic direction of Teatro del Lemming, Festival Opera Prima became immediately an event able to lead to critical attention a new theatrical generation that, in the 90s, was completely excluded from the Italian theatre scene. OPERA PRIMA became an "home" and a reference point for this generation, that soon proclaimed itself “Generation of the Invisible Theatres”. The Festival was really important to support those artists stand out. In recognition of this activity, in 1996 the Festival was the winner of the UBU "Giuseppe Bartolucci" prize, awarded by a jury led by the critic Franco Quadri.
Coherently with its history, this new edition of Opera Prima wants to host and enhance the multiplicity of trends and researches in the contemporary theatre scene.
It also wants to become a bridge between different theatrical generations: in addition to the performances selected by this call, every year there will be four important artists or European historical theatre groups, that have to invited to the festival an unknown young artist or an unknown young group.


This call for entries is opened to national and international groups or artists that practice experimental theatre.
EXPERIMENTAL THEATRE is the proposal of a work that really experiments with the dramaturgy (interpreted as scenic composition), the actor, the spectator and the scenic space.
In other words, experimental theatre is all that unconventional theatre pursuing:
the autonomy of scenic language from a written play; the redefinition of the scenic space; the reformulation of the role and the gaze of the spectator; an original actors' training; a link that connects the actors to the project of the company.


The call is opened to Italian and international individuals or groups of professional theatre and performing arts, structured in any legal form that allows them to fulfill the administrative and bureaucratic practices necessary to realize their performance.
Only artistic projects that realize an experimentation with scenic languages, according to the points mentioned above, are eligible for selection. Amateur works, drama theater and performances of entertainment won’t be selected.

The Festival commission selects both original works that have not been yet performed, as well as works that have already debut, but which have not had an adequate circulation and / or visibility. It is advisable to submit works no longer than 60 minutes.


The selected performances are going to be included in the 2021 edition of Festival Opera Prima.
All expenses and practices concerning organization, communication, staff, promotion of the event will be in charge of the organization of the Festival.
At each selected company will be paid, after the presentation of an invoice, a fee that has to be agreed and will be guaranteed the possibility of lodging at an affiliated guest house (just for the people working in the performance).


All the performances are going to be realized in Rovigo inside the venues used by the Festival from the 05th to the 12th September 2021. It is possible to realize performances also in unconventional locations and outdoor. The artistic direction can ask to the selected company to realize more replies of the performance.


Selected candidates commit to:

• support the promotion of FESTIVAL OPERA PRIMA throughout their channels (web site, social, press office...);
• respect Festival praxis regarding set-up times and rules;
• perform the selected work on the agreed day or days.
•comply with the mesaures prescribed for the containment of Covid-19 infection, in force during the company’s stay at the festival.
Participation in the announcement implies full acceptance of this regulation.
The organization reserves the right to decide on issues not expected by this regulation.


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Looking for local based in ROMA to perform contemporary art guide conference on art galleries, arts & crafts tours 

to join guides crew starting to be build out.... Whatever your age or degree, be Local loving your city, having a good knowledge in the Roma contemporary art scene, arts and crafts, let's get in touch to meet soon and see if you can join the team. Important : The guide activity is based on donation. The content is built already to deploy the major guidelines, the follow up in the city and contribute on later developments.

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YICCA 2021 - International Contest of Contemporary Art





The competition’s aim is to promote the enrolled artists, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.



January 11, 2021: Beginning of subscriptions

April 16, 2021: Subscriptions deadline

May 10, 2021: Notification of winning artworks


Jury’s final decision will lead to a selection of 18 artists that will participate in the final exhibition.

All kinds of art works are accepted, including video, installations and performances.

All works will be presented by a picture or a video that must be followed by a description 

of the work.

All works must be available for the final exhibition and have to be artist’s property.

The contest is open to all artists or groups of artists and professionals from any country. 

There are no special qualifications required for entry.

All information about terms and conditions of subscription is published on the official website


To register please complete the registration form on the official website.

Prize summary: 
- Euro 3000,00 money prize to the first selected - Euro 1000,00 money prize to the second selected
Prizes Details: 

The competition's aim is to promote the enrolled artist, giving them chance to join the international market of contemporary art.

This aim will be pursued by taking advantage of the opportunities that the contest offers:

Euro 3000,00 (three thousand/00) money prize to the first selected

Euro 1000,00 (one thousand/00) money prize to the second selected

exhibit the selected artworks in a exhibition space, determined by competition.

improvement of the relationship between finalists and critics, curators, gallery owners, public and private art institutions that will have access to this important exhibition.

maximum visibility through the advertising campaign that will follow the competition and all its stages

the works of selected artists will be published on "YICCA" catalogue which will be distributed free of charge to the finalists and will be available for professionals and institutions invited during the inauguration of the event.


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Il Varco is glad to inaugurate the eight edition of Prisma Art Prize, a quarterly award with cash prizes for artists from all around the world that will become a collective exhibition for the first time in June 2021 in Rome.

Organized with the goal of creating a space for visual artists to share their work with hundreds of colleagues from all around the world, it offers 2000€ in cash awards every year, purchase prizes and packages of services worth 2500€ from Biafarin and Vivivacolors in four seasonal competitions and an online gallery where the artworks are put on display forever.

Jurors are qualified and esteemed painters, curators, mixed media artists and digital artists from different countries all around the world. The exhibition will take place at Atelier Montez, a contemporary art factory born in 2012 from the redevelopment of an urban wreck on a project by the Artist Gio Montez, that has already attracted international artists like Hermann Nitsch, Cheikh Zidor and Turi Sottile.

Visit our finalists gallery and submit on our official website.

Signing up is fast and you can do it entirely online.

Prize summary: 
Win 500€ cash prize and service prizes every 3 months.

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From 16 to 31 May 2021

"The soul of our civilization depends on the civilization of our soul. The imagination of our culture requires a culture of imagination ".

The exhibition aims to represent - through the works of contemporary artists - the concept of ANIMA MUNDI in the contemporary world. From Carl Jung to James Hillman, from mythology to psychology…codes, archetypes and imaginaries change and modify themselves with a super technological world, leading us to increasingly innovative theories and challenges that leave no room for the awakening of the psyche, for the return to nature and sense of rebirth.

The Renaissance venue of the Palmieri’s Foundation - a deconsecrated church that bears the name of San Sebastian - will be the perfect place to combine the ancient with today world, the past with the present, the sacred with the pagan. Free interpretation


  • PRINTED CATALOG A5 FORMAT: elegant graphic layout, publication of all the works with caption list, critical review in Italian and English language on the authors and works, artist profile photos with short bio and website links. No. 5-10 catalogs for each artist.
  • PDF CATALOG A5 FORMAT: PDF version to be published on PPLG sites, to be download and shared with friends and social networks and to send our mailings collectors list and journalists.
  • ADVERTISING: newspapers, magazines, social networks and press releases, mailing lists (over 450,000 contacts ) in Italy and abroad.
  • ARTWORKS FOR SALE: In situ and by e-commerce
  • KIT PRESS REPORT : press review of all publications sent via email.
  • EXHIBITION: In the Renaissance venue of Palmieri's Foundation in old city of Lecce, Italy, curated by art advisor Dores Sacquegna
  • OPENING DAY: presentation of the artists in situ with drink welcome and Live Performance
  • EQUIPMENTS: audio and video equipments
  • MANAGEMENT: set up and dismantling show with packaging
  • CUSTOMS SERVICES: Shipping Help and paperworks for customs
Prize summary: 
Group shows, Interview, art residency
Prizes Details: 

AWARD: Among artists, PPLG will choose the most innovatve works that will be awarded with: group exhibition, interview, art residency  in Italy or abroad. All artists  will receive the Participation Certificate, printed on parchment paper, signed by curator and Primo Piano LivinGallery's owner


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Inspired by Words





Call for Exhibition │Free entry

Accepted media: Photography, Digital Visual Design, Video

Group Exhibition in Rome or Milan city. September 2021


Words as an evocative means of an image or of a vision. Words taken from a book, a diary, a quote, a sentence or speech that arouse ideas and visual concepts, all expressed through a figurative and/or a narrative type of language.

Deadline 7th June 2021

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