The European Pepinieres of Creation supports the call for applications for the 19th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize, the exhibition of which will be held from November 16 to December 8, 2024 at the Arsenal Nord of Venice.


  • €22,000 in prize money (including €10,000 for the first prize) + various opportunities for exhibitions and residencies.

Deadline for submission: Jully 31, 2024









The Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 19th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize, International Award aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art.

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.

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.


The Prize is open to everyone, 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.


  • Painting
  • Sculpture and Installation
  • Photographic Art
  • Video Art and Short films
  • Performance and Acting (Stage and Film)
  • Virtual and Digital Art
  • Digital Graphics and Cartoon
  • Environmental / Land Art
  • Urban Art and Street Art
  • Art Design
Financial terms
  • 10.000 € first prize for Overall Winner by MoCA and Arte Laguna
    3 weeks of exhibition in Arsenale Nord in Venice
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  • €3000 cash prize for a work with glass
  • €4000 cash prize for a work with bioplastics
  • €5000 cash prize for a sculpture/installation
  • Gallery exhibition in Barcelona
  • Participation in Art festival in 2025, Japan
  • 6 months of residency in Fabrica, Treviso, Italy
  • 2 to 3 months of residency at TASA, Taiwan
  • 1 to 3 months of residency at Hong Museum, China
  • 1 to 3 months of residency at Huacui Museum, China
  • 1 to 2 months of residency at Now, Lima, Perù
  • 4 weeks of residency at BigCi, Bilpin, Australia
  • 31 days of residency at NY20+, Chengdu, Sichuan, Chin
  • 21 days of residency at The Black Hole in Riga, Latvi
  • 3 weeks of residency at Palazzo Valmarana, Italy
  • 15 days of residency at MoCA, Venice, Italy
  • 15 days of residency at Mandranova, Agrigento, Italy
The network

Each year, Arte Laguna Prize collaborates with high-level international partners in order to provide artists with opportunities around the world. Each partner will choose an artist for the following special prizes:

  • Artist residencies
  • Art Galeries
  • Companies for Art
  • Festivals and Exhibitions
  • Award for Art and Sustainability
  • Award for Emerging Artists
The Jury

The submitted works will be evaluated by the international jury who will select the finalist artists and designers that will exhibit at the Arsenale of Venice.

  • Chris Bayley, UK
    Curator at Serpentine Gallery of London
  • Luca Borriello, Italy
    Director of INWARD National Observatory on Urban creativity
  • Chiara Canali, Italy
    Art Critic, Journalist and Independent Curator
  • Claudia Segura Campins, Spain
    Curator of Exhibitions at MACBA
  • Hyunjin Kim, South Korea
    Independent Curator and writer
  • Adam Kleinman, Norway
    Director of Kunsthall Trondheim
  • Abdullah Ali, Kuwait
    Manager and Curator of Public Art projects at NCCAL
Prix Arte Laguna | MoCA Cultural Association

The brainchild of Cultural Association MoCA, Arte Laguna Prize is an international art competition dedicated to the visual arts, in particular painting, sculpture, photography, video art and performance, virtual and digital art. It was created to give the opportunity to art talents, more or less young, to emerge, to be noticed by the general public and by the jury composed of important names in the contemporary art scene, as well as to allow a democratic comparison between international artists.

The goal is to create an increasingly authoritative and influential system in the world of contemporary art by involving new players from year to year. Since 2006, a virtuous circuit has been created that sees many diversified realities as actors: Foundations, Museums, Galleries, Residences and spaces for art, Made in Italy companies and international brands, with which special projects were designed, then transformed in concrete opportunities for growth and momentum for the professional career of artists.

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