Open Call Premio Recontemporary

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary, Recontemporary launches the Premio Recontemporary with the aim of supporting emerging artistic talent, offering new talents an opportunity for personal and professional growth. Recontemporary is a non-profit cultural association dedicated to video art, the first independent space in Italy dedicated exclusively to new media art. Rec promotes exhibitions and multimedia artists and develops educational projects on contemporary art and digital technologies. 

The Premio Recontemporary includes:

– Organization of a solo exhibition at Recontemporary, from July 3 to August 3, 2024;
– prize worth €1000 to support the acquisition of an artwork on display to become part of the Recontemporary collection;
– An artist fee of €200 to support exhibition planning;
– A one-year mentoring program curated by Recontemporary, aimed at supporting the career development of the winning artist with a contribution of 1500€. The financial support will be disbursed by Recontemporary throughout the year, to support the professional consultancy program and is intended for participation in international fairs, exhibition openings, or festivals, with the aim of facilitating the integration of the artist into the contemporary art market.

Recontemporary’s intention is to build, through the support of an international jury and special mentions, a network of collaborations and exchanges that can amplify the resonance of the selected artist’s work.


The Call is open to those whose practice focuses on moving image, video, and new media as individuals or collectives, with no limitations based on nationality, age, gender, or background, and who have not yet had the opportunity to exhibit their works in solo exhibitions within an art institution (i.e. foundations, museums, independent spaces, festivals, fairs, etc.).

→ For more information and registrations, download the open call file below or contact us at

Submission fee
Each participant/collective can submit a minimum of one artwork and a maximum of three artworks.
Participation in the prize has a cost of €25 per participant/collective to be paid via:
● PayPal (
● Bank transfer to Credem Bank

Name: Associazione Recontemporary
Reason for payment: Premio Recontemporary – Applicant’s Name_Surname
IBAN: IT07Z0303201001010000175704

The registration fee is non-refundable. In case of non-payment of the registration fee, the artist will not be admitted to the competition. Warning: it is very important to indicate the name of the registered artist if payment is made by credit card, bank account, PayPal of other account holders. In any case, please communicate the payment made to the address if made by another subject. Recontemporary is a non-profit association committed to the promotion and dissemination of video art and new media. Its activities, projects, and exhibitions are self-financed and arise from collaborations with other entities in the territory.


Submission of a Google Drive folder named “Surname Name Recontemporary Prize 2024” to containing:

  1. Curriculum vitae in Italian or English [file name → Surname_Name_cv]
  2. Motivational letter and/or Portfolio in Italian or English describing one’s artistic practice and the motivations for applying to the Open Call, max 500 characters each. [file name -> Surname_Name_letter]
  3. Proof of payment made through the methods indicated in the Submission fee section [file name → Surname_Name_receipt]
  4. Text document [file name -> Surname_Name_proposal] with: a) titles and links to a maximum of three videos produced; b) synopsis, in Italian or English, of the presented videos clearly and in detail describing the content of the proposed work (maximum 3000 characters including spaces) and whether it has already been presented in projects, exhibitions, or other activities; c) technologies and technical specifications necessary for the viewing of the video works.

Interested parties must submit their application by April 30, 2024, at 11:59 PM, by sending an email with a link to the drive folder to with the subject “Application Surname Name Premio Recontemporary 2024”.

The application for this competition entails the unconditional and total acceptance of the rules and clauses contained in this regulation without any limitation, including the possibility that the prize may not be awarded.

Selection phases and times

Call opening: March 13, 2024 Call closure: April 30, 2024 Announcement of the prize and sending personalised feedback to participants: May 22, 2024

Among the applications received, within the terms and methods established by the announcement, the jury will select the winning artist. The selection will be made taking into account the originality, coherence of the research, and quality of the project presented, based on criteria that evaluate the experimentation of language, the level of innovation, the conceptual value of the work, the practical transposition of the work, and the technique used. The decisions of the selection committee will be final.

Format and content of the works

Each participant may submit a minimum of one artwork and a maximum of three artworks falling within the scope of video art and/or new media, without constraints of technology, duration, and theme. Each proposed work must be original and must include credits to any collaborators. The preferred format for submitting works is mp4 or mov.

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