The Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art. The contest stands out in the global art scene for the variety of its partnerships and opportunities offered to artists, and is recognized worldwide as a real springboard for the artists’ career.

9 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.
The theme is free and there are no age or nationality restrictions.

The international jury will select 115 artists for:
– the final exhibition in Venice in March 2018
– 5 cash prizes of € 7,000 each
– publication in the official catalogue

The Prize international Partners will select the winners among all the participants for:
– 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries
– 3 collaborations with companies and promotion platforms
– 11 Art Residencies
– participation in 3 International Festivals end exhibitions
– 1 Sustainability and Art Prize



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

3 Artist in Gallery Prizes
Realization of 3 personal exhibitions in international Art Galleries including: set-up, grant of € 500 and a dedicated digital catalogue.
Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister, Regensburg Germany
Galeria Fernando Santos, Porto Portugal
Chelouche Gallery for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv Israel

Development of creative projects to support sustainability.

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

11 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.

San Francisco Art Residency, San Francisco USA
The Art Department – Casa dell’Arte International Artists’ Residency, Bodrum Turkey
GLO’ART, Lanaken Belgium
Espronceda, Barcelona Spain
Basu Foundation for the Arts, Kolkata India
Artistic Serigraphy Fallani, Venice Italy
Farm Cultural Park, Favara Italy
Arte Sella, Trentino Italy
The Swatch Art Peace Hotel, Shanghai China
Maradiva Cultural Residency, Flic-en-Flac Mauritius
Murano Glass Art Residency, Murano Venice, Italy

3 Business for Art Prizes
Collaborations with companies meant to connect creativity with craftsmanship.

-Zanetto Craftsmanship, Padua Italy: Prize of 2,000 Euro for the winning product design for a vase which will contain at least one noble metal sheet, and realization of the project.
-Biafarin, Canada: 12 Gold Membership Packages for 12 artists, 12 Biafarin Blue Membership Packages. Prize of US$ 4,000 to 4 selected artists (Each US$ 1,000)
-Artmajeur, France: Promotion of 1 artist through the platform and the services of the portal For the finalist artists: a free Platinum account, for 1 year

3 Festivals & Exhibitions
Selection of 12 artists for the participation in collective events in 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 2018
Open International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations, Venice Italy: participation in the exhibition for 1 month

The major collective exhibition will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2018: 30 works of painting, 25 sculptures and installations, 25 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 5 land art works, 5 works of urban art, 5 works of virtual art, 5 works of digital graphics, 5 performances.which will be performed live during the exhibition’s opening ceremony.

The selection of the artworks will be made by an international jury composed of high level experts:
– Museum directors
– Curators
– Art critics

Igor Zanti (Italy, Curator and Art Critic)

Domenico De Chirico (Italy, Independent Curator)
Caroline Corbetta (Italy, Independent Curator)
Denis Curti (Italy, Artistic Director of Casa dei Tre Oci in Venice)
Nicolangelo Gelormini (Italy, Film Director)
Emanuele Montibeller (Italy, Artistic Director of Arte Sella in Trentino)
Simone Pallotta (Italy, Curator of public and urban art)
Nadim Samman (Great Britain, Curator and Art Historian)
Manuel Segade (Spain, Director of Centro de Arte Dos de Mayo in Madrid)
Ekaterina Shcherbakova (Russia, Independent Curator and Art Critic)
Eva Wittocx (Belgium, Senior Curator at M-Museum in Lovanio)


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