Arte Laguna Prize

Arte Laguna Prize is an international contemporary art contest that welcomes artists of any age, country, and artistic background, without gender differences and with a free theme. The contest offers many opportunities to the participants, who can increase the network, get global visibility and get access to precious resources to develop their career.

With 18 years of history, Arte Laguna Prize gives artists the opportunity to:
● exhibit in Venice (Italy) at the Arsenale Nord;
● cash prize of €10,000 ;
● join a large network of collaborations around the world with Special Prizes;
● get International free visibility;
● sell on the online platform;

The Prize is open to the following artistic disciplines:
painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance and acting (stage and film), digital art, digital graphics and cartoon, environmental and land art, urban art and street art, art design.

The jury is composed of important curators and directors of museums operating in several countries.
● LUCA BORRIELLO – Italy – Director of Inward National Observatory on Urban Creativity
● CHIARA CANALI – Italy – Art Critic, Journalist, Independent Curator
● CLAUDIA SEGURA CAMPINS – Spain – Curator Of Exhibitions And Collections At MACBA
● HYUNJIN KIM – South Korea – Independent Curator And Writer
● ADAM KLEINMAN – Norway – Director Of Kunsthall Trondheim
● ABDULLAH SALEH YASEEN ALI – Kuwait – Manager And Curator Of Public Art Projects At The Nccal

A symbol of the power of the “Serenissima” Republic, the Arsenale Nord of Venice is today a completely restored area. With its 4,000 square meters, the evocative spaces of the Arsenale Nord provide the ideal setting for displaying and promoting the finest creations of the contemporary art scene.
The finalist artists will have the unique opportunity to exhibit in the iconic space of the Arsenale Nord of Venice from November 16 to December 08, 2024.

Each year Arte Laguna Prize collaborates with high-level international partners to offer artists a wide range of opportunities around the world. Participation in the 16 Special Prizes is free of charge for the artists who are correctly applied to Arte Laguna Prize 19.

This Edition the Special Prizes are:
● 11 Art Residencies: Hong Museum (China), Blackholes (Latvia), Fabrica (Italy), Huacui (China),
Now:Gallery (Perù), Taiwan Art Space Alliance (Taiwan), MoCA Art Residency (Italy), BigCi
(Australia), NY20+ (China), Palazzo Valmarana Braga (Italy), Azienda Mandranova (Italy)
● 1 Art Gallery: Al-Tiba9 (Spain)
● 1 Business for Art: BiosLine (Italy)
● 1 Festival and Exhibitions: Awaji Art Circus and Pasona Group (Japan)
● 2 Sustainability and Art: Coreve (Italy), Biorepack (Italy)


  • €97,6 for artists under 35 (born in 1989 and later);
  • €122 for artists over 35 (born before 1989)

Artists under 35 must attach a copy of their ID when applying.

Prices indicated include tax. The fee allows to submit 5 works also in different sections. Each additional work, following the fifth, costs 24,40 € per work. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. The entry fee is not refundable.

Applications have no restrictions and are open to all artists. The deadline is on July 31, 2024.
Check the terms & Conditions – Apply Here

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