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FAQ

APPLICATION TO ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

Can I still apply for Arte Laguna Prize?

No, unless you are already enrolled, registration is officially closed. You can check your online page and sign up for Special Awards or create your profile and find out about opportunities.

APPLICATION

How can I apply?

1. Create your account on Arte Laguna World
2. Write your datas
3. Upload the 5 works
4. Pay the application fee

If I apply, can I edit my datas later?

Yes, it’s possible to edit, add or remove the works by loggin in your profile, until the application deadline.

What materials do I have to prepare before the application?

Prepare:
– your biographical dossier
– information about your works (title, technique, year, and size) and, depending on the section in which you are entering, the following materials:

> Painting: image of the work (max 4mb) and description;
> Photography: image of the work (max 4mb) and description;
> Sculpture and Installation: maximum 3 images of the work (max 4mb), description and a link to an explanatory video (not required);
> Virtual and Digital art: maximum 3 images of the work (max 4mb), description and link to an explanatory video (not mandatory);
> Video art and short films: link to video, description and 1 image (max 4mb);
> Performance: link to video, description and 1 image (max 4mb);
> Land art: maximum 3 images (max 4mb), description of the project and link to an explanatory video (not required)
> Digital graphics and cartoons: image (max 4mb) of the work and description;
> Urban art: maximum 3 images (max 4mb), description of the project and link to an explanatory video (not mandatory);
> Art Design: maximum 3 images (max 4mb), description and link to an explanatory video (not mandatory)

1. Create your account on Arte Laguna World
2. Write your datas
3. Upload the 5 works
4. Pay the application fee

If I want to add another work after the payment, how do I do it?

Log into your personal area, click Arte Laguna Prize 2024 in the top menu, click the green “add work” button, and proceed with entering new works. The system will automatically calculate the additional amount to be paid.

What opportunities can I access by signing up for Arte Laguna Prize?

  • 10.000 € first prize for the Overall winner
  • 3 weeks of exhibition at Arsenale Nord in Venice
  • E-commerce on artelaguna.world
  • Free application to the Special Prizes

HOW TO APPLY: THE TUTORIAL

APPLICATION DEADLINE

When is the deadline?

Application will officially be closed on midnight (italian hour) of July 31,2024.

APPLICATION FEE

How much is the application fee?

Application fee is:

  • 97,60 € (vat included) for artists under 35 (born in the year 1989 and later); those under 35 are required to enclose a copy of an ID at the time of entry. The fee allows 5 works to be submitted even in different sections; each additional work, after the fifth, has a cost of €24.40 per work.
  • 122,00 € (vat included) For artists over 35 (born within the year 1988 inclusive).
    The fee allows 5 works to be submitted even in different sections; each additional work, after the fifth, has a cost of €24.40 per work.

Do I have to pay before the application and selection?

Yes, the fee must be paid at the time of registration.
This allows you to present to the selection jury, your resume and a portfolio of works, to participate in the selections to exhibit at the finalists’ exhibition at the Venice Arsenal, to participate, at no additional cost, in all the prizes up for grabs by filling out, where required, the dedicated registration form.
The registration fee also allows them to create their own web page within the Arte Laguna World portal by publishing their works for free.

GROUP APPLICATION

Is it possible to apply as a group?

Yes, it is possible to apply as an artist group. The important thing is to enter the personal information of one person (the representative of the group) in the application form, and then in the “Alias” field or in the biography space you can specify the name of the group and the names of the other members.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Is there a theme?

No, the theme is free.

Do the works have to be new? Can they also have been submitted to other competitions?

No, works need not be new, and may have already been submitted to other competitions or exhibitions. Submitted works may also have been exhibited in other contexts (or still be exhibited at the time of entry), the important thing is that they are available for the conditions of the competition.

In which section do I have to apply a mosaic?

Mosaics have to be applied in “Painting” section.

Can works made in the technique of lithography, aquatint, etching be entered?

Yes, they have to be applied in the “Painting” sections.

Do I have to send the original work during the application process?

No, the original artwork does not have to be sent in the entry phase, but will have to be sent for the final exhibition only in case of selection. All information regarding shipping will be communicated only to the selected artists.

If I no longer have the artwork (maybe donated or sold), can I participate in the contest?

Yes, as long as in case of selection it can be temporarily displayed for the finalists’ exhibition at the Venice Arsenale.

POLLITTALS AND SERIES

Can I apply a Serie in the Painting section?

Yes, if the series does not exceed the maximum allowed size of 175×175 cm per side. In this case it must be entered as a single work, uploading it as a single jpg file. If, on the other hand, the series exceeds 175×175 cm per side, you must submit each part as a single work and indicate in the work specification that it is a series. Single works that exceed 175 x 175 cm can be treated as the series, as long as they fall within the parameters necessary for an adequate arrangement, which will be evaluated by the organizing team during the preparation of the exhibition.

Can a photographic serie be applied as a single work?

Yes, if the series does not exceed the maximum allowed size of 175×175 cm per side. In this case it must be entered as a single work, uploading it as a single jpg file. If, on the other hand, the shots that make up the series, side by side, exceed 175×175 cm per side, you must submit each shot as a single work and indicate in the specifications of the work that it is a series.

SELECTION PROCESS

How does the selection process work?

The selection is made on the basis of the photographic material submitted by the artists at the time of registration and visible to the international jury through a digital database.
Among all the entries, the jury will identify the finalists who will exhibit at the group exhibition at the Arsenale Nord in Venice.

The winners of the Special Prizes up for grabs, on the other hand, will be selected by each partner on the basis of the materials submitted by filling out the dedicated forms (where required). It is not necessary to be among the finalists to be selected for the Special Prizes.

I have applied in past editions, but wasn't selected, can I apply to this new one?

Yes you can, the jury changes every year.

FINAL EXHIBITION

When do I have to ship my works?

Works should be sent only by finalist artists for the group exhibition to be held at the Venice Arsenal. All shipping directions will be sent by e-mail. Shipping costs are the responsibility of the artists; the prize organization will give logistical support so that the works arrive correctly.

Does the winning artwork remain artist's property?

Yes, the €10,000 prize is not a purchase prize but an actual cash prize.

Do I have to pay extra fees if I'm selected?

No, there is no extra charge, however, transportation costs and costs for specific materials needed for the set-up are the responsibility of the artist. The Arte Laguna Prize is responsible for setting up the exhibition and providing logistical assistance.

Concerning Land Art and Urban Art, what will be exhibited?

The projects will be displayed in the exhibition. The exhibition will be set up with the materials submitted at the time of entry plus any additional materials that will be requested from the finalist artists to make the project clear to visitors.

Concerning Art Design section, what will be exhibited?

For the exhibition at the Venice Arsenal, the finalist designers will have to present the product or a full-size or scaled-down prototype according to the organization’s exhibition choices.

APPLICATION TO ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE - SPECIAL PRIZES

SPECIAL PRIZES APPLICATION

When does Special Prizes application close?

Applications will be closed at midnight (italian hour) of July 31, 2024.

Do I have to pay other extra fees if I win?

No, there will not be other fees to pay if you win.

I HAVE ALREADY APPLIED

For artists already applied to Arte Laguna Prize 2024: How to apply to Special Prizes?

  1. Login >
  2. Click on “Arte Laguna Prize 2024” in the head menu
  3. In the Special Prizes section (on the right) click HERE to open the form
  4. Check the Special Prizes you’d like to participate in, and upload the requested materials

If I have applied to the contest, can I apply to Special Prizes?

Yes, you can! And you won’t have to pay more fees. It’s included in the application.

For the new applicants: how do I apply to Special Prizes?

  1. Create your account on Arte Laguna World. Register >
  2. Click the red button “Apply only for Special Prizes >>>”
  3. Follow the procedure and pay the application fee SKIPPING THE SECTION TO APPLY WORKS
  4. Click on “Arte Laguna Prize 2024” in the head menu
  5. In the Special Prizes section (on the right), click HERE to open the form
  6. Check the Special Prizes you’d like to participate in and upload the requested materials
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