The 11. international Arte Laguna Prize values creativity and the synergies that can start between artists and entrepreneurs, by collaborating with different Italian companies for special projects every year. This year, 4 companies are looking for creativity and calling Artists and Designers for 4 product-specific projects, in addition to a special project in collaboration with the Archives of Sustainability at Ca' Foscari University of Venice and Comieco (National Consortium for the Salvage and Recycling of Cellulose-based Packaging).
From the curating experience branded Arte Laguna Prize, stem these 5 special collaborations that will award 5 artists with a total of 19 thousand euros; they will also have the opportunity to collaborate with some of the companies that are partners of the competition: Deglupta, Eurosystem, Rima, and Papillover. The awards ceremony will take place on March 25, 2017 in a prestigious location, the Arsenal of Venice, during the opening ceremony of the finalists exhibition of the 11. international Arte Laguna Prize.
For the eleventh edition of the contest, the companies calling for design projects are:
RIMA SOFA & BEDS prize of € 5,000
Since 1992 the company has been producing beds and soft furniture with removable lining in leather and fabric. The creative submissions must be inspired by the world of soft furniture, enhancing and promoting the Rima products. Submissions may include: promotional videos, images for advertising campaigns, design proposals for soft furniture.
More info > http://www.artelagunaprize.com/business-for-arts/rima
DEGLUPTA prize of € 5,000
The company is looking for the new artist who will design the 2018 collection of leather and fabric bags and accessories that will be distributed in luxury boutiques and niche markets. Submit your portfolio of painting designs.
More info > http://www.artelagunaprize.com/business-for-arts/deglupta
Apply > http://www.premioartelaguna.it/iscrizione/form_iscrizione1_deglupta.php?lang=en&vat=1
EUROSYSTEM prize of € 5,000
Specializing in IT technologies, Eurosystem invites creatives to submit a video enhancing the connection between art and technology, through unique and creative communication.
More info > http://www.artelagunaprize.com/business-for-arts/eurosystem
Apply > http://www.premioartelaguna.it/iscrizione/form_iscrizione1_eurosystem.php?lang=en&vat=1
PAPILLOVER prize of € 1,000
From the passion for bow ties, an entirely handmade product originates, manufactured with high-quality materials. The company is calling for painting and graphic submissions for a new interpretation of the bow tie, in order to transform the identity of the product through new shapes and textures.
More info > http://www.artelagunaprize.com/business-for-arts/papillover
Apply > http://www.premioartelaguna.it/iscrizione/form_iscrizione1_papillover.php?lang=en&vat=1
Prize "RRR Paper as Art and Design" - contest dedicated to Sustainability
Prize of € 3,000
You can submit a project or an existing work themed RRR Paper, which values the RRR strategies - Reuse, Reduce, Recycle - of paper, cardboard and cellulose materials. The prize is open to both the fields of art and design, therefore painters, sculptors, designers, photographers, video artists and performers are invited to apply.
More info >> http://www.artelagunaprize.com/sustainability
Apply >> http://www.premioartelaguna.it/iscrizione/form_iscrizione1_comieco.php?lang=en&vat=1
Artists and designers can submit a project for each special collaboration. The 5 winners will be selected by specific commissions, based on the creativity and originality of their submissions and on their ability to interpret the theme and guidelines assigned by the company.
The deadline for submissions is January 10, 2017.