Arte Laguna Prize

Arte Laguna Prize

Deadline: December 16, 2020
Entry Fee: from €50 to €75
Prizes: 3 Cash Pizes of €10,000, Special Prizes, Participation in the Exhibition

Arte Laguna srl, in partnership with the Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 15th Edition of the International Arte Laguna Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing contemporary art.

The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, and it is organized annually with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Cultural Heritage, 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.

The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the participation in the collective exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice, collaborations with art galleries, collaborations with companies, art residencies, inclusion into the web portal Arte Laguna World.


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 compatition and the maximum dimensions to be respected:

  • Painting
    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.
  • Photographic Art
    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, video installations, 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..
  • Performance
    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.
  • Digital Art
    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.
  • Art Design
    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 submitted works will be evaluated by an international jury who will select the finalist artists and designers that will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice from March 13th to April 5th and will award the three overall winners.


Institutional Prizes

  • 3 cash pizes of 10.000 € each
  • Free publication on the web portal
  • Critical text of the President of the Jury

Special Prizes

  • The Special Prizes include collaborations with art galleries, art residencies, collaboration with companies, participation in art festivals.

Finalists Exhibition

  • 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, from March 13th to April 5th. The exhibition will include also the finalist artworks of the 14th edition.

All the finalist works, including those awarded with the cash prizes, remain the property of the artists.

Pre-application entry fees*

  • 40 € + 22% vat (48.80 €) for artists under 35
  • 60 € + 22% vat (73,20 €) for artists over 35
  • The fee allows the applicant to submit 5 works also in different sections; each additional work, following the 5th, costs 20 € + 22% vat (24,40 €).

*These entry fees are valid until August 31st 2020

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