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TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE 9TH INTERNATIONAL ARTE LAGUNA PRIZE

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ART. 1 - Goals
ART. 2 - Techniques
ART. 3 - Jury
ART. 4 - Prizes
ART. 5 - Application fee
ART. 6 - Conditions of participation
ART. 7 - Selection Process
ART. 8 - Collective Exhibitions
ART. 9 - Responsibilities
ART. 10 - Agreement

ART. 1 – GOALS

The Italian Cultural Association MoCA (Modern Contemporary Art), in collaboration with Arte Laguna Studio, organizes the 9th Edition of the International Arte Laguna Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art. The total amount of the Prize is € 180000.
The Prize obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic, with the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Veneto Region, Cà Foscari University of Venice, and the European Institute of Design among others. The contest features the awarding of cash prizes, the organization of a major collective exhibition in Venice, exhibitions in international Art Galleries, collaborations with Companies, Art Residencies and the publication of the catalogue. The free-subject Prize is divided into five sections: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual and digital art.




ART. 2 – TECHNIQUES

The Prize is open to all Artists, with no restrictions of age, sex, nationality or any other qualifications. Each artist can participate with one or more artworks, also in more than one section. Below the technical details:

Painting – works realized with technical and stylistic freedom (oil, tempera, acrylic, ink, vinyl, watercolor, graphite, pencil, collage, etc.) on any support (canvas, paper, wood, plastics, iron, etc.). The maximum size allowed for each work is 175 cm per side.

Sculpture and Installation – works created with any organic or inorganic material. Works can include sounds, lights, videos, mechanical or electrical movements. The maximum size allowed for each work is: base 4 meters, depth 4 meters, height 8 meters, and no weight limits.
The author of the sculpture or installation, if selected as a finalist for the collective exhibition, will have to provide the head office of the Prize with all the necessary material for mounting the artwork.

Photographic Art – photographs on analog or digital support, photos including digital elaborations. Works entirely created using the computer can be submitted in the Digital Art section. Artists can submit series of photographs. If the entire series falls within the overall 175 cm, the series can be submitted as a single work and it will have to be submitted as one single file. If the total size of the series exceeds 175 cm in total, each part that makes up the series must be submitted as a single work.

Video Art – videos, films and works made with any animation techniques on any digital and analog support. Works must last 15 minutes at most, opening titles and closing credits included. For the selection process, if the video has been submitted on a DVD, it will be uploaded in a private account on Youtube, protected by a password. For the final exhibition artists have to send the original works saved on DVD in high quality and in formats compatible with the mostly used reading systems.

Performance – Every artist or group of artists can participate with one or more performances, using any technique, expressive form and with the use of any support materials provided by the artist. Finalist artists will perform live on the opening night, in a version which does not exceed 10 minutes. Copyright and SIAE rights must be provided for works that include non original music or images, if necessary.

Virtual and Digital Art – works entirely created using the computer or digital applications and devices: images, videos, installations, performances in which the use of digital media plays a key role in the creative process and content; net art, software, smartphone or tablet applications, interactive devices, videogames, augmented reality projects, rapid prototyping, etc.




ART. 3 – JURY

The selection of the submitted artworks will be made by an international jury composed of 10 members subdivided into the five contest categories, with the art direction of curator Igor Zanti.

CURATOR
Igor Zanti
Italy, Curator and Art Critic

JURY

Simone Frangi
Italy / France, Artistic Director of Viafarini DOCVA and Professor of Contemporary Art Theory at the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Design de Grenoble-Valence

Franck Gautherot
France, Co-Director at Le Consortium, Contemporary Art Center in Dijon

Chus Martinez
Spain, Head of the Art Institute of the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland

Bartolomeo Pietromarchi
Italy, Director at Fondazione Antonio Ratti in Como

Domenico Quaranta
Italy, Critic and Curator

Veeranganakumari Solanki
India, Independent curator and Art writer

Philippe van Cauteren
Belgium, Artistic Director at S.M.A.K, Museum of Contemporary Art in Ghent

Jonathan Watkins
Great Britain, Director Ikon Gallery





ART. 4 – PRIZES

The endowment of the Prize is thus divided:
 

INSTITUTIONAL PRIZES

Euros 7,000.00* Painting
Euros 7,000.00* Sculpture & Installation
Euros 7,000.00* Photographic Art
Euros 7,000.00* Video Art & Performance
Euros 7,000.00* Virtual & Digital Art


* The awarded artworks will remain artists’ property. Withholding tax of 25% on money prizes required by law. The money prizes will be given during the awarding ceremony.

 

"ARTIST IN GALLERY" PRIZES

Collaborations with international Art Galleries that feature the organization of personal exhibitions including:
setting-up, coverage of transportation expenses (max. € 500), publication of a catalogue dedicated to the selected artist edit by ODE On Demand Editions.

FRANCE: Galerie Charlot
GERMANY: Galerie Isabelle Lesmeister
PORTUGAL: Galeria Fernando Santos
INDIA: Gallery Exhibit320
 

"BUSINESS FOR ART" PRIZES

Reserved to artists who submit at least 2 works to the same section by October 15, 2014

Special Prize La Tordera - Create the Label
Award of 5,000 Euros for the winning work or creative proposal.
In order to participate you must submit a work or a creative proposal to create the label of a limited edition wine line by the Azienda Agricola La Tordera. The bottle will be presented at Vinitaly 2015, and promoted at exclusive events during Expo 2015.
 

Pas de Rouge
Award of 10,000 Euros for the winning creative proposal
In order to participate you must submit a work or a creative proposal inspired by the world of footwear and the slogan "The Soft Appeal" that accompanies Pas de Rouge products. The aim is to enhance and promote the company's products.

Riva 1920
Presentation of an art project for the creation of an object or work using briccola (dolphin) wood. The selected project will be carried out at the company
The prize includes a 10-day stay and accommodation with an art grant of 300 Euros and the creation of the work in two copies: one of them will remain the company’s property and will be exhibited at Salone del Mobile in Milan in April 2015.
 

"ARTIST IN RESIDENCE" PRIZES

Reserved to artists who submit at least 2 works to the same section

Basu Foundation for the Arts – Kolkata
Art Residency in Kolkata for 1 month for 1 artist + final exhibition
The residency includes: board and lodging, studio, curatorial assistance on site, introduction into the local cultural scene, a grant for the creation of the work (to be agreed).
One of the works will remain the property of Basu Foundation for the Arts.

Artistic Serigraphy - Fallani Venice
Art residency in Venice for 10 days for 4 artists + realization of the silk screen-printing work + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, realization of the silk screen-printing work in the historic workshop, assistance during all the execution stages, materials, final exhibition. Each screen-printing work will be made in 50 copies, of which 10 will be for the artist and 40 for the Partner.

Artistic Foundry Battaglia
Art residency in Milan for 1 month for 1 artist + realization of the work in bronze + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, realization of the project in the historic foundry with assistance during all the execution stages, final exhibition, grant of 300 Euros.
At the end of the application period, artists will be asked to send a project for the choice of the winner. The artwork will remain the artist’s property; one copy will remain at the Foundry.

Glass School Abate Zanetti
Art residency in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist + development of a glass project + open day
The residency includes: accommodation, workshop, development of a project with the master glassmakers.
At the end of the application period artists will be asked to send a project that will be evaluated in order to choose the winner. The work created will be signed also by the master glassmaker and will be the artist's property; one copy will remain to the School.

Art Stays
Art residency in Slovenia for 7 days for 1 artist
The residency includes: accommodation, board, studio, basic materials to create the work (to be agreed), curatorial assistance and participation in the festival ART STAYS, an International Festival of Contemporary Art and the main annual event of visual arts in Slovenia. One of the artworks will be Art Stays's property.
 

SPECIAL PRIZES

Open
Participation in the exhibition in Venice for 1 month for 1 artist
The participation includes: curatorial assistance and participation in Open, International Exhibition of Sculptures and Installations in Venice, which will take place in 2015 during the Venice Film Festival. Reserved to artists who apply to the sculpture and installations section.




ART. 5 - APPLICATION FEE

For the partial support of the organization expenses, the application fee is 50.00 Euros for 1 work and 90.00 Euros for 2 works submitted to the same section; for every additional work (submitted to the same section) the fee is 45.00 Euros, to be paid as specified in ART. 6.
For under-25 artists the application fee is 45.00 Euros for 1 work and 80.00 Euros for 2 works submitted to the same section; for every additional work (submitted to the same section) the fee is 40.00 Euros each. Under-25 artists must send a copy of their ID card by e-mail to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by fax to the number +39 041 8627948, otherwise the application will not be considered as valid. Artists who submit at least 2 artworks in the same section can participate with no additional fees in the Special Prizes "Artist in Residence" and “Business for art”, as specified in ART. 4. Artists must keep a copy of the payment. Application fees are not refundable.




ART. 6 - CONDITIONS OF PARTICIPATION

The artists can apply by: 6th November 2014

Artists can apply as follows:

1) ON-LINE:

Painting >>>
Sculpture and Installation >>>
Photographic Art >>>
Video Art >>>
Performance >>>
Virtual and Digital Art >>>


 

2) BY MAIL (date as postmark):

By sending the application in an envelope or delivering the application to the Head Office of the Prize (ARTE LAGUNA - Via Roma, 29/A - 31021 Mogliano Veneto (TV) – Italy):
- application form at the web page http://www.artelagunaprize.com/modulo.pdf
- a short biographical statement
- a picture of each work (minimum size: 15x20 cm - maximum size: 20x30cm) including the artist’s name and surname, country, title, size, technique, year on the back
- a copy of the payment of the application fee.
The documentation (photographs included) will not be sent back to the artist.
 

PAYMENT OF THE APPLICATION FEE

The payment of the application fee can be made as follows:

1) On-line with credit card
PAY PAL http://www.premioartelaguna.it/pagamento_online.php
(if the credit card is not registered with the artist’s name it is mandatory to specify the name of the owner of the credit card in the application form)

2) Bank Transfer
MONTE DEI PASCHI DI SIENA - IBAN: IT 18 Q 01030 61800 000000866478 - BIC: PASCITM1V19
addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, with the Reason “Application Prize 14.15 - name, surname and telephone number of the artist”.
We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.

3) Bank Transfer
POSTE ITALIANE - IBAN: IT38F0760112000000080409584 - BIC: BPPIITRRXXX
addressed to Cultural Association MoCA, Preganziol (TREVISO) Italy. Bank data: with the reason “Application Prize 14.15 - name, surname and telephone number of the artist.
We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration.

4) Western Union
Addressed to: Name: Beatrice - Surname: Susa - Address: Mogliano Veneto (TREVISO) - Country: Italy
We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration. It is mandatory to specify the transaction code in the application form.

5) MoneyGram
Addressed to: Name: Laura - Surname: Gallon - Country: Italy - Currency in which the money will be received: Euro.
We do not accept any transfer costs charges, on penalty of the cancellation of your registration. It is mandatory to specify the transaction code in the application form.




ART. 7 – SELECTION PROCESS

The selection will be made in two stages: those who pass the first stage will be asked to send a focused dossier with max.10 additional artworks for the final selection of 110 works that will be exhibited in the collective exhibitions in March 2015, Artists are invited to keep informed about the developments of the Prize, which will be constantly updated on the website www.artelagunaprize.com in the News section. The Prize Office will send to all the mailing list subscribers the news about all the stages of the Prize and any possible changes that might be applied to the terms and conditions. It is recommended to provide a valid e-mail address, to add to your address book the email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and to check it daily.




ART. 8 – COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

The finalists will exhibit in the prestigious venue of the Arsenale of Venice, while the Virtual Art section will be on view at the Telecom Italia Future Centre in Venice. The results of the selections will be published on the website www.artelagunaprize.com. The names of the winners of each section will be announced during the Exhibition Opening. The organization and the setting-up of the 2 exhibitions mentioned above will be done by Arte Laguna. Each artist is responsible for covering transportation (round trip) expenses and any insurance costs for the artworks.




ART. 9 – RESPONSIBILITIES

Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, while guaranteeing the greatest care and custody of the works, will not be liable for any thefts, fires or any damages to artworks or people that could occur during all the stages of the event. Any insurance request is the responsibility of the Artists.




ART. 10 – AGREEMENT

The decisions of the Awarding Jury are irrevocable and unquestionable. The awarded artists have the right to renounce the prizes, but without asking Arte Laguna any kind of compensation. In that case the prize will be re-assigned according to the ranking made by the jury. The artist gives to the Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, 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.
The Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, while fully respecting the moral rights of the author, will exercise these rights for all institutional activities of communication inherent in the competition. Each artist gives to Cultural Association MoCA and Arte Laguna, as well as to their direct representatives, the authorization to the treatment of personal data according to the Law 675/96 (“Privacy law”) and to its following changes in the Legislative Decree 196/2003 (Privacy Code) also for data entry into data banks managed by the subjects mentioned above.
The participation in the Prize implies the knowledge and the complete acceptance of these Regulations and of the charter of Cultural Association MoCA.







Published: June 4, 2014

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