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The Trinity Buoy Working Drawing Award 2022 - Open Call

The Trinity Buoy Wharf Working Drawing Award aims to celebrate and promote of the role of drawing within design and making processes.

This special category for Working Drawings is intended to celebrate the role of drawing in design processes, and to expand and enhance our knowledge and understanding of working drawings – drawings from which something can or will be made. It is anticipated that architects, designers, planners, scientists, engineers will submit drawings.

The selected working drawings will form a special display as part of the Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize 2022 exhibition and will be included in the fully illustrated exhibition publication.


Passepartout Photo Prize aims to support the development of talented photographers from all over the world by awarding 1,000 euros in monetary prizes every year, organizing exhibition
in a fine art gallery in the heart of Rome, publication in the annual catalogue as well as in our partners’ magazines, and providing other opportunities for international exposure. 


What makes our contest unique is that we collaborate with various professionals in the contemporary art and photography industries. Our jury is a diverse blend of photographers, editors, gallerists, curator and educators that bring kaleidoscopic perspectives into our selection process. 


Wales Contemporary 2022 - Call for Entries

Now in its third year, Wales Contemporary / Cymru Gyfoes is an international open competition developed by the Waterfront Gallery with support from the Welsh Government.
Wales Contemporary invites artists from all around the world to enter work in 2D or 3D and any subject matter. Accepted mediums include painting, sculpture, drawing, print, ceramic, glass, textile, collage, mixed media, and more.
All of the entries will be considered by a prestigious panel of judges: Rebecca Salter RA, president of the Royal Academy; Morfudd Bevan, Curator of the national collection, the National Library of Wales; and Jill Piercy, curator and writer.




Il Varco is proud to host the 10th edition of Prisma Art Prize, in partnership with Biafarin, ArtRights, Artuu and Vivivacolors, Atelier Montez and ArtUp a quarterly art contest with €2000 yearly cash prize, more than €3000 in service prizes and the possibility to exhibit at Contemporary Cluster gallery in Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome, in 2023, one of the most innovative art institutions in the international contemporary panorama and to get published in our catalogue


Call for Artists - Celebrating our strengths in our Diversity - Online exhibition

Call ing all artists worldwide to join the DIVERSITY online exhibition.

I have often wondered at the diversity of humanity. What makes us who we are and what we are, the nations, the cultures, and the people all around the world. All different, yet the same. I have often marvelled at how similar we are, and how strong we become when we leave our differences behind.

However, imagine a world where there was only one type of person, a world where  the same person is replicated billions of times. What a boring world that would be. Don’t you agree?

What keeps us together is diversity itself, the diversity of humans.


Il Varco is glad to inaugurate the sixth 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 February 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 from Arteza and Biafarin in four seasonal competitions and an online gallery where the artworks are put on display forever.


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