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13. Arte Laguna Prize NEW DEADLINE TO APPLY > 19.12.2018





You still have time to apply to the 13th Arte Laguna Prize! The deadline has been POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 19th, 2018 for all the ten categories.

Arte Laguna Prize is the international contemporary art competition that counts every year thousands of submissions from artists from all over the world. In addition to the cash prizes for the winners of the different sections, the stakes for the finalists are high: the selected works will be exhibited in March in the evocative spaces of the Arsenale of Venice.

The Prize has obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritagel, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and the European Institute of Design. This year it counts ten categories: design, painting, sculpture and installation, virtual art, photographic art, digital graphics, video art and short films, performance, urban art, land art.

The other sections of the competition will be evaluated by international art experts selected on the basis of their curriculum and their expertise: Flavio Arensi - director of the museums of Legnano; Filippo Andreatta - Theatre-maker and co-curator of Centrale Fies; Alfonso Femia, architect and founder of AF517; Mattias Givell - co-director of Wanås Konst in Sweden; Eva González-Sancho - co-curator of the first Oslo Biennial in 2019; Simone Pallotta - curator of public and urban art; Richard Noyce - writer, scholar and art critic; Danilo Premoli, architect and designer, member of the Scientific Committee for the final selection of ADI Design Index 2018 and 2019 and for the Compasso d'Oro 2020; Enrico Stefanelli - artistic director of Photolux Festival, Lucca; Alessandra Tiddia - chief curator at Mart Museum of Trento and Rovereto; Vasili Tsereteli - director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Artt; Maxa Zoller – film curator at Art Basel and artistic director of the International Women's Film Festival of Dortmund.

The jury, chaired by the curator Igor Zanti, will select the works of 120 finalist artists from the different categories, which will be exhibited from March 16th to April 7th 2019 at the Arsenale Nord of Venice. Among the works on display the jury will identify six absolute winners who will be awarded with the cash prizes for a total prize money of 42.000€.


Sustainability and Art Prize

Since 2015 Arte Laguna Prize, Corepla (National Consortium for the Collection and Recycling of Plastic packages) and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice carry on a prize dedicated to Sustainability and Art, promoting a sensitization of the artistic gesture, of creativity, of design and in general of the visual and performing arts towards the Reuse Recycle Reduce strategies. The Sustainability and Art Prize, worth 3,000 euros, the moral patronage of the Ministry for the Environment and Protection of Land and Sea and for this year is focused on plastic and on plastic packagings, with the support of Corepla.

Artist in Residence Prizes

A program of art residences in Italy and abroad to allow an artistic experience of growth in contact with a new environment or a new culture, to create new works and to participate in new activities in a multicultural environment. The residencies are assigned to nine artists and are: GLO’ART in Belgium; Basu Foundation for the Arts in Kolkata; Espronceda in Barcelona; Farm Cultural Park in Favara, Sicily; Maradiva Cultural Residency, in Mauritius. From this year also Lanificio Paoletti in Treviso, Open Dream again in Treviso, Centrale Fies in Trento and Nuart Festival in Norway have been involved.

Business for Art Prizes

Collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with the production sector. This year artists will have the chance to use the precious fabrics of Tessitura Luigi Bevilacqua of Venice to create a new artwork; win 2.000€ by presenting an artistic proposal designed for the enhancement of the spaces of 47 Anno Domini winery; be awarded with 2.000€ by submitting works or graphic proposals to be applied to the packaging of the confectionery products by Fraccaro Spumadoro or win 2.000€ by presenting to Maglificio Giordano's artworks linked to the fashion world.

Artist in Gallery Prizes

Organization of 4 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, including setting up, vernis-sage and catalogue. The venues are: Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister in Germany; Várfok Galéria in Budapest; Anise Gallery in Londra; Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, United States.

Partecipation in Festivals and Group exhibitions

Selection of 13 artists for participation in collective events in Slovenia at Art Stays Festival, in Beijing with the events organized by Art Nova 100, in Venice with the exhibitionTraVellArt organized by Arte Communication and in Lucca with the participation in Photolux Festival.
Art Platforms and Supporters Prizes

Collaborations with foundations and institutions whose main mission is to promote art and support artists and their careers: the Canadian platform Biafarin, the foundation for the promotion of paste art The Art Spirit Foundation in Connecticut, United States

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July residency in northern Italy





For four weeks in July 2019, the Terra Vivente aritst residency will host artists in the village of Peghera in the heart of the Taleggio Valley. A group of up to four artists will be selected to join Terra Vivente to explore, research and create work. At the end of the residency, an exhibition will be held. The region is famous for Taleggio cheese and in July, the annual cheese festival is held. There are many other small villages nearby to explore, as well as mountain paths and trails. Nearby is the town of San Pellegrino, home of the famous water, and Bergamo is about an hour and a half away. The residency focuses on community engagement, so artists working with social practice or collaboraton are encouraged to apply. Because cheese is produced in the village and because the slow food movement was born in Italy, artists who have a food related practice are also encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply is February 20, 2019. The residency is artist-run and not affiliated with any larger arts organization, so at this time, cannot provide funding. Please visit the website for details on the fee and to download the application form. 

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Call for Applications: Artist's residencies, the British School at Rome






Abbey Awards offer all expenses paid residencies in excellent modern studios at the British School at Rome in 2019/20 for artists, predominantly painters in the expanded field, whose work shows exceptional merit and promise. The 9 month Scholarship is awarded to an early-career artist and carries a monthly stipend of £800.  The 3 month Fellowships, with monthly stipends of £1200, are offered to mid-career artists.

To apply: download and complete the application form from the website and email this with 8 images via We Transfer. The application fee is £25. British and American citizens and those of any other nationalities who have lived for at least five years during the last 10 years in either the United Kingdom or the United States are eligible to apply.  There is no age limit.

The British School at Rome is a recently renovated building with purpose built live work studios housing a community of scholars researching architecture, ancient history, archaeology and art history - a bridge between the intellectual and cultural heart of Rome and Italy.
Detailed information, contact details and all application materials may be found on the website or


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Call for artists 13th Arte Laguna Prize





international art award | free theme | open to all

The call for artists of the 13thArte Laguna Prize has officially opened. Arte Laguna Prize is the 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 March in the evocative spaces of the Arsenale of Venice. In addition, the participants have the chance to win several awards in collaboration with companies, foundations, galleries, including cash prizes. 



The collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2019 
The exhibition’s opening ceremony will be on March 16th, 2019.

LOCATION: Arte Laguna Prize - Art Exhibition, Sestriere Castello, 6611, 30122 Venezia VE

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.

The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts. 

The artists can win:

·      6 cash prizes of € 7.000 each 

·       a great exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice

·       publication of a bilingual catalogue

·       4 collaborations with Made in Italy companies

·      participation in 4 Festivals and collective exhibitions

·       4 exhibitions in international art Galleries

·       9 Art Residencies

·      2 collaboration with Art platforms and Supporters

·      ARS Prize for plastic



·      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)

ARS Prize (Art, Re-use, Sustainability) for plastic

3.000€  cash prize for the best creative idea that enhances the strategy RRR: Re-use, Reduce, Recycle. In collaboration with COREPLA and Ca’Foscari Sostenibile. 



The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts.

Head of the jury: Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Maxa Zoller (Germany, Artistic director of the International Film Festival Dortmund/Cologne)

Eva González-Sancho (Spain, Co-curator of the first Oslo Biennial)

Vasili Tsereteli (Russia, Director of the Moscow Museum of Modern Art)

Flavio Arensi (Italy, Director of the museums of Legnano, Milan)

Alessandra Tiddia (Italy, Chief curator at Mart Museum of Trento and Rovereto)

Richard Noyce (United Kingdom, Writer, scholar and art critic)

Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)

Enrico Stefanelli (Italy, Artistic director of Photolux Festival, Lucca)

Filippo Andreatta (Italy, Co-curator of Centrale Fies and Theatre-maker)

Alfonso Femia (Italy, Architect)

Danilo Premoli (Italy, Architect and designer)

Mattias Givell (Sweden, Co-director of Wanås Konst, Vännäs)                   



Fee Detail: 
from 65 €
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Call for Artists – Artrooms Fair ROMA 2019





Call for Artists – Artrooms Fair ROMA 2019


Artrooms Fair Roma has announced the dates of its  2nd Edition!

The Fair will run from the 22nd to the 24th March  2019 at The Church Palace Hotel (Via Aurelia, 481, 00165 Roma RM, Italy).  Artrooms Fair is the first international contemporary art fair offering free exhibition spaces to independent artists, innovating the way artists and buyers meet.


We are now calling for independent artists from all over the world, from all different backgrounds and media.


Room Art Application: Artists will exhibit in hotel rooms to be transformed in their own creative and intimate studios. It is a great opportunity to share your vision, meet collectors, curators, and to be scouted by galleries.


Video Art Application

The Video Art section will take place at the Auditorium Cinema Bachelet. Covering an area of 400sqm, the auditorium can seat 550 guests and is equipped with sophisticated audio and visual multimedia services, dedicated wireless internet connections and a Dolby surround system 7.1.


Sculpture Park Application: The Sculpture Park will be a wide outdoors area within the premises of The Church Palace Hotel.

The Single Work Application: Artists submit 1 application for only 1 work and, if selected, artists will not be required to attend the fair. It is a great opportunity for all artists who express their interest in Artrooms Fair but experience difficulties in covering transport and accommodation expenses on top of the shipment and/or getting a travel VISA, and considering also the emerging artists who haven’t got a wide portfolio to show to the public yet.



What you need to know:

Deadline is 21st December 2018 at 5:00 pm UK time.

Public Votes will be taken into account until January 2019.

Selected artists will be announced on the 1st of February 2019.


Find how to Apply:


Deadline 21st December 2018


Rooms, Video Art Application 

Application fee €25


Single Work & Sculpture Park Application

Application Fee €50


Fee Detail: 
25 Euro
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Hu Huiming. Performance Dormire con l'artista






Sabato 13 ottobre, in occasione della giornata del contemporaneo di AMACI e nel corso della mostra personale di Hu Huiming Huisthis?, la serata sarà dedicata al tema del paradosso dell’intimità, con la proiezione del video Antidoto e l’inedita performance partecipativa Dormire con l’Artista, che coinvolgerà il pubblico.
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Leit motiv della ricerca artistica di Hu Huiming è la dualità, simboleggiata attraverso il suo contenuto figurale o compositivo e vissuta nel procedimento, frutto sia di spontaneità che di studio metodico. L’opera cresce nella convinzione che ogni cosa esista data l’esistenza del suo contrario, e nel credo che “chi gioca onestamente con l’arte si trova sempre nel suo percorso a giocare con gli opposti”. 
Su questo doppio binario della logica di concetti antitetici, e relativo al gioco percettivo e illusionistico, si configurano i progetti di videoarte come le installazioni pittoriche, per condurre sempre ad una visione filosoficamente scettica. 
Per la Giornata del Contemporaneo AMACI la percezione è interrogata non solo dal punta di vista visivo ma coinvolge anche le sensazioni fisiche e la memoria.

Al piano seminterrato della galleria il video Antidoto, (2018), mostra tre scene in continuo movimento del corpo dell’artista, dove nonostante lo si percorra tutto, non si può distinguere il soggetto perché visto da molto vicino. Il montaggio offre tre visuali differenti contemporaneamente, con una ripresa autonoma e in “viaggio” sul corpo così ravvicinato da farlo sembrare a momenti altro da sé, immerso nell’oscurità. Chi guarda instaura un’intimità visiva, ma senza poter descrivere una forma identitaria. Si conosce e non si conosce, aiutati dalla percezione del corpo nella memoria di chi osserva.

È ancora una opposizione convivente di sensazioni, quella dell’intimità estrema tra sconosciuti, ad essere suggerito dalla performance Dormire con l’artista, possibile solo con l’interazione del pubblico.
In un angolo della sala principale noteremo un letto, sul quale possiamo stenderci per dieci minuti per riposare accanto all’artista. 
Se viviamo ogni giorno in un mondo di condivisione spesso inconsapevole con sconosciuti come avviene nei social networks, con ironia l’arte di Hu Huiming gioca con questa contraddizione della vita contemporanea, e la amplifica in un atto concreto. Lo possiamo sperimentare in un luogo come una galleria dove non è solitamente prevista una condivisione intima di questo tipo. L’effetto genera un senso di spaesamento nel visitatore di MA-EC, dove familiare ed estraneo sono confusi. 
Come indica la performer “Il letto è un simbolo dell’intimità e della famiglia, quindi la performance crea una sensazione anomala unificando sconosciuto e abituale, suonando la stessa melodia concettuale con il video Antidoto”.
L’happening sarà ripreso dalla telecamera di un cellulare sospeso sul soffitto, per diventare a tutti gli effetti un nuovo lavoro di videoarte che registri l’attenzione e lo spaesamento del pubblico.

Testo critico di Michela Ongaretti

Sabato 13 ottobre dalle 18 alle 21 in MA-EC, via Lupetta, 3 Milano.
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