When is the deadline?
The entry deadline is at midnight (Italian time) of
November 30th, 2021 December 21st, 2021
How much is the entry fee?
The entry fee is:
- 80 €+22% vat (97,60 €) for artists under 35 (born in 1986 and later); artists under 35 must attach a copy of their ID when applying. The fee allows to submit 5 works also in different sections; each additional work, following the 5th, costs 20€+22% vat (24,40 €).
- 100 €+22% vat (122,00 €) for artists over 35 (born within the year 1985). The fee allows to submit 5 works also in different sections; each additional work, following the 5th, costs 20€+22% vat (24,40 €).
The payment of the fee must be made before the selection process of the contest?
Yes, the fee must be paid at the time of the enrollment. The entry fee allows each artist to present their resume and a portfolio of works to the selection jury, to participate in the selections for the finalists exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, to participate, without additional costs, to all the prizes by filling out, where required, the dedicated application form. Moreover, the entry fee allows each artist to create their own webpage on the platform Arte Laguna World, publishing their works for free.
Is it possible to apply as a group of artists?
Yes, it is possible to apply as a group of artists. The important thing is to insert in the application form the personal details of one person (the group’s representative) and then in the “Alias” field or in the space dedicated to the biography it is possible to specify the group’s name and the names of the other members.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THE WORKS
Which section does mosaic belong to?
Mosaic must be submitted to the painting section.
Can I submit works made with the technique of lithography, aquatint or etching?
Yes, you can submit them to the painting section.
Do I need to send the original work during the enrollment stage?
No, the original work must not be sent in the enrollment stage, but it will have to be sent for the final exhibition only in case it is selected. All the information about the shipping will be made available only to the selected artists.
Must works be new? May they have also been submitted to other competitions?
No, it is not necessary for works to be new, and they may have already been submitted to other contests or other exhibitions. The submitted works may also have been exhibited in other contexts (or they may still be at the moment of the enrollment), the important thing is that they are available for the finalists exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice.
If the work is no longer in my possession (if donated or sold), can I enter the contest?
Yes you can, provided that, if selected, the work may be temporarily be on view at the finalists exhibition in Venice.
Is there a theme for the contest?
No, the theme is free.
POLYPTYCHS AND SERIES
Can I submit a series to the painting section?
Yes you can, if the series does not exceed the maximum size of 175×175 cm per side. In this case it must be entered as a single work, loading it as one single jpg file. If the series exceeds 175×175 cm per side, you must submit each part of it as an individual work indicating that it is a series in the work specifications.
Can I submit a series of photographs as one single work?
Yes you can, if the series does not exceed the maximum size of 175×175 cm per side. In this case it must be entered as one single work, loading it as one single jpg file. If the shots that make up the series, side by side, exceed 175×175 cm per side, you must submit each shot as one individual work indicating that it is a series in the work specifications.
What materials should be prepared for applying?
– your biography
– the information about your works (title, technique, year and dimensions) and, depending on the section you are applying to, the following materials:
> Painting: image (max 8mb) of the artwork and description;
> Photography: image (max 8mb) of the artwork and description;
> Sculpture and installation: max 3 images (max 8mb) of the artwork, description and a link to an explanatory video (non mandatory);
> Digital art: max 3 images (max 8mb), description and link to an explanatory video (non mandatory);
> Video art and short films: link to the video, description and 1 image (max 8mb);
> Performance: link to the video, description and 1 image (max 8mb);
> Land art: max 3 images (max 8mb), description and link to an explanatory video (non mandatory);
> Digital graphics and cartoon: image of the artwork (max 8mb) and description;
> Urban art and street art: max 3 images (max 8mb), description and link to an explanatory video (non mandatory);
> Design: max 3 images (max 8mb), description and link to an explanatory video (non mandatory).
Step #1 Create your account on Arte Laguna World
Step #2 Login
Step #3 Insert your personal data
Step #4 Upload your works
Step #5 Pay the entry fee
If I apply can I change my data later?
Yes, you can change your data, modify or add your works, by entering your profile, until the application deadline.
If I want to add more works after I already paid, how do I do it?
To add more works, you need to login, click on Arte Laguna Prize 21.22 on the top black menu, click the green button “add work” and proceed with the submission of the new works. The system will automatically calculate the additional fee to pay.
How does the selection process take place?
The first selection stage is based on the photographic material sent by the artists at the time of the enrollment, which is made available to the jury through a digital database.
The jury will identify 120 artists, among which they will choose the finalist artists who will exhibit in the group exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice. The winners of all the Special Prizes will be selected by each partner based on the materials submitted by filling in the dedicated forms (where required). It is not necessary to be one of the finalists to have the chance to get selected for the Special Prizes.
When must the works be dispatched?
The works must be sent only by the finalists artists for the collective exhibition which takes place at the Arsenale of Venice. All the information about the shipping will be sent by email. The shipping costs are the responsibility of the artists, while the Prize office will provide logistical support so that the works arrive correctly.
Will the winning work remain the property of the artist?
Yes it will, the cash prize of 10,000 euro are not a purchase prize but actual money prize.
Are there any extra fees to pay in case I get selected?
No, there are no additional fees to pay but the transportation costs and the costs for any specific materials needed for setting up the artworks will be at the expense of each artist. Arte Laguna Prize takes care of the exhibition set-up and provides logistical assistance.
With regard to the Land Art and Urban Art sections, what will be exhibited in the show?
The projects of the finalists will be on view at the exhibition. The exhibition will be set up with the material sent upon registration together with any additional materials that will be required to make the projects clear to visitors.
With regard to the Design section, what will be exhibited in the show?
For the exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, the finalist designers will have to present the product or a full-scale prototype or a scale model of their project based on the set-up choices by the organization.
SPECIAL PRIZES ENROLLMENT
- Artists who have applied to Arte Laguna Prize 16 can apply without additional costs to the special prizes by January 13
- Artists need to fill in the dedicated form available in their reserved area. Login here >