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Arte Laguna Prize will be held 18 Mar to 02 Apr 2017 in Venice, Italy.
Arte Laguna Prize is an international art award, aimed at enhancing Contemporary Art. The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cà Foscari University of Venice among others. The contest features the awarding of 6 cash prizes of € 7.000 each, the organization of a major collective exhibition in the Arsenale of Venice, 4 exhibitions in international Art Galleries, 2 collaborations with Companies, 7 Art Residencies, 3 participations in International Festivals and the publication of the catalogue. The free-themed Prize is divided into seven sections: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual and digital art, environmental and land art. Arte Laguna Prize is an event and I like events...

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Who’s Selecting in Arte Laguna Prize 2017:

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

  • Museum directors
  • Curators
  • Art critics

They will choose the 6 overall winners for the contest’s categories.


ART. 2 - Techniques:

The Prize is open to all Artists, with no restrictions of age, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, also in more than one section. It is not necessary to submit unpublished works. Below the technical details:

  • Painting

works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on any support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side.

  • Sculpture and Installation

works created with any organic or inorganic material, they can include sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters and there are no weight limits.

  • Photographic Art

photographs on analog or digital support, photos including digital elaborations. Works entirely created using the computer can be submitted in the Digital Art section. The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side. Artists can submit series of photographs. If the entire series falls within the overall 175 cm, the series can be submitted as a single work and it will have to be submitted as one single file. If the total size of the series exceeds 175 cm in total, each part that makes up the series must be submitted as a single work.

  • Video Art

videos, films and works realized with any animation techniques on any digital and analog support. Works must last 15 minutes at most, opening titles and closing credits included.

  • Performance

every artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials provided by the artist. Finalist artists will perform live during the opening night, in a version which does not exceed 10 minutes.

  • Virtual and Digital Art

works entirely created using the computer or digital applications and devices: images, videos, installations, performances in which the use of digital media plays a key role in the creative process and content; net art, software, smartphone or tablet applications, interactive devices, videogames, augmented reality projects, rapid prototyping, etc.

  • Environmental / Land Art - conceived and created with Thetis SpA

Projects of environmental and land art works in which the artistic intervention interacts with the environment it has been created for. There are no restrictions in terms of the choice of the specific environment, but there will be a particular consideration for the projects regarding the Venice Lagoon. The projects will have to value nature and its features and more in general the environment or the landscape in which they are placed.


Special venue for the finalists exhibition: 

The major collective exhibition which will take place in the historical location of the Arsenale in Venice in March 2017.

The prestigious venue in the lagoon city will host the exhibition of 30 works of painting, 30 sculptures and installations, 30 works of photographic art, 10 videos, 10 land art projects, 5 performances which will be performed live during the exhibition's opening ceremony.


Dedicated venue for digital art section:

The finalists of the virtual and digital art section will be on view at the Future Centre, the Venice home of Telecom Italia, an incubator to develop new business opportunities for telecommunications and new technologies, the ideal place to host the 5 works of this section: 5 ways to understand virtual and digital art through computers, tablets, applications and devices.


Exhibition of the 10th Art Laguna Prize: 

  • Venue Nappe Arsenale Nord, Venice
  • Opening and awarding ceremony March 18th, 2017
  • Open from March 19th, 2017
  • Free entrance

For further information, please visit the official website at
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