This document is a preview of the terms and conditions and lists its main features
ART. 1 – GOALS
The Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 16th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize, International Award aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.
The Prize is organized annually with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of the Environment and Protection of the Territory and the Sea, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, the European Institute of Design; it obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and recognition by important members of the Advisory Council.
The contest features, collaborations with international art galleries, companies, art residencies, festivals, critical texts, inclusion into the web portal Arte Laguna World and the participation in the collective exhibition of the 120 finalists at the Arsenale Nord of Venice, Italy.
ART. 2 – TECHNIQUES
The Prize is open to all Artists and Designers, with no restrictions of age, gender, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate by submitting a portfolio of works. Artworks may have been previously exhibited. The theme is free. Below are the techniques admitted to the competition and the maximum dimensions to be respected:
works made with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, aquatint, etching and prints of different kind, etc.) on any support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed is 175 cm per side.
Sculpture and Installation
works created with any organic or inorganic material,which may include sounds, lights, videos and mechanical or electrical movements. The maximum size allowed is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters and there is no weight limit. The exhibition space does not have dark spaces.
photographs or series of photographs on analog or digital support, color or black and white photographs. The maximum size allowed is 175 cm per side.
Video Art and Short films
videos, films, slow motion, time-lapse photography or works made with animation techniques on any digital or analog support, cinematographic, promotional, or graphic computer short films. Maximum duration: 15 minutes. The video file must be uploaded online and not exceed 500 mb..
performances made by one or more artists, using any technique, expressive form and support materials provided by the artist. Finalist artists will perform live during the opening night or during the following days, in a version which does not exceed 10 minutes. The material necessary for the realization of the performance is in charge of the finalist artists.
works entirely created by using the computer or digital applications and devices: installations or performances in which the use of digital media plays a key role in the creative process and content; net art, software, interactive devices, videogames, augmented reality and virtual art projects, rapid prototyping, etc. Works featuring an installation will have to be adaptable to the exhibition space available.
Digital Graphics and Cartoon
images and works generated or edited using a computer, tablet, smarthphone, or applications including works of digital painting, gifs and photographs, where the technological intervention is predominant. Works of digital painting, cartoon and comics, gifs and photographs where manipulation is predominant are included. Finalist works will be set up on a monitor or printed on a two-dimensional support with a maximum size 175 cm per side.
Environmental / Land Art
works or projects of environmental and land art in which the artistic intervention interacts with the environment it has been created for. There is no restrictions on the choice of the specific environment. The submitted works and projects submitted relate to nature and its features and more in general to the environment or the landscape in which they are placed. The finalist works will be exhibited with explicative panels.
Urban Art and Street Art
works or projects of urban art and enhancement, street art, graffiti and stencil art, in which the artistic intervention interacts with the urban area and the public space it has been conceived for, using any technique (spray paint, artistic stickers, stencils, projections, videos, installations, etc.). There is no restrictions concerning the artistic intervention site. The finalist works will be exhibited with explicative panels.
Productions that are born in the artistic field and then find their application in the world of design. Works, products, projects in which the artistic influence and inspiration are clear. 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.
*The material necessary for the realization of the finalist works at the Arsenale Nord of Venice is the responsibility of the artists.
ART. 3 – JURY
The submitted works will be evaluated by an international jury who will be disclosed from September 1st. The jury will select the finalist artists and designers that will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice. The ranking of the winners will be decreed by the sum of the preferences of: Jury, Advisory Council, Ambassadors, Press, Social Media, Partners, Members of MoCA.
Free publication on the web portal artelaguna.world
Each artist has free online visibility on the international portal Arte Laguna World, digital platform for the promotion, enhancement and sale of contemporary art works.
Promotional e-commerce campaign for 1 year
Critical text by the curator of the Prize
The Special Prizes are made in collaboration with high-level international partners who will each choose a winner to offer new career opportunities and visibility to the participating artists. The Special Prizes include collaborations with art galleries, art residencies, collaboration with companies, participation in art festivals.
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The finalist artists selected by the international jury will participate in the major collective exhibition which will take place in Venice, at the Arsenale Nord. All the submitted works remain property of the artists. After the closing of the exhibition, the works exhibited in Venice can be curated by the Cultural Association MoCA which will take care of the exclusive promotion and sale for an agreed period.
ART. 5 – CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION
To apply to the competition it’s necessary to login to artelaguna.world web portal, create the reserved area, fill in the profile and pay the entry fee.
The works to submit can be uploaded also later, until the final applications’ deadline.
From the reserved area, artists can:
- submit the works for Arte Laguna Prize 16
- publish and sell works on Arte Laguna World
On the welcome page, artists must check the summary of their works.
ENTRY FEES — The entry fee is discounted by 40 Euros until August 31, 2021
8040 + 22% vat (48,80 €) for artists under 35 (an identity document is required) 10060 + 22% vat (73,20 €) for artists over 35
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 entry fee can be made:
Automatic connection from the reserved area. It includes also payments with virtual pos, alypay and wechat.
Automatic connection from the reserved area. The use of PayPal involves an additional transaction cost of 5€.
- Bank transfer
BANCA POPOLARE DELL’EMILIA ROMAGNA – FIL.61800 Mogliano Veneto
IBAN: IT77A0538761800000002950941 – BIC / BC NR / SWIFT: BPMOIT22XXX – addressed to Arte Laguna srl, with the reason “Application Prize 21.22 – name, surname and telephone number of the artist”.
We do not accept any transfer fee charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.
We do not accept cheques.
The jurors will evaluate the works by taking into consideration the international contemporary art features and according to qualitative criteria as well as research and technical abilities. The jury can evaluate all the submitted material.
The selections results will be announced online on the website www.artelagunaprize.com
The proclamation of the winners will take place during the opening of the finalist artists exhibition at the Arsenale Nord of Venice. The set-up and the organization of the exhibition will be done by Arte Laguna srl and the Italian Cultural association MoCA. Transportation (round trip) and possible artworks insurance costs will be at the expense of each artist.
The decisions of the Awarding Juries are irrevocable and unquestionable.
ART. 7 – RESPONSIBILITIES
Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for any thefts, fires or any damages to the artworks or people that could occur during all the stages of the event. Any insurance request is the responsibility of the artists.
ART. 8 – AGREEMENT
The awarded artists have the right to renounce to the prizes, but without asking for any kind of compensation, in this case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the jury. Each artist has the rights to the images and to the submitted works but gives to Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation and communication to the public, in any manner and without exception, for their works and for the texts participating in the selection. Each artist consents to the free publication of the images and texts in the online platform Arte Laguna World; however, artists can access the platform at any time and cancel their profile. Arte Laguna srl and the Cultural Association MoCA, while fully respecting the moral rights of the author, will exercise these rights for all institutional activities of communication concerning the competition. Each candidate gives to the Cultural Association MoCA, as well as to its direct representatives, the authorization to the treatment of personal data according to the privacy law and the European Regulation (GDPR 2016/679) and also for data entry into data banks managed by the subjects mentioned above and by third parties who pursue the same purposes.
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