The European Creative Nurseries supports the call for applications for the 18th edition of the Arte Laguna Prize which will be held from March 02 to April 01, 2024.


  • €16,000 in prize money (including €10,000 for the first prize) + various opportunities for exhibitions and residencies.

Deadline for submission: October 26, 2023









The Cultural Association MoCA, organizes the 18th Edition of Arte Laguna Prize, International Award aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art.

The Prize is organized annually with the patronage of the the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Ecological Transition, the Veneto Region, the Municipality of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, RUFA Rome University of Fine Arts; it obtained a medal from the President of the Italian Republic and recognition by important members of the Advisory Council.

The contest features collaborations with international art galleries, companies, art residencies, festivals, critical texts, inclusion into the web portal Arte Laguna World and the participation in the collective exhibition which includes 120 finalists at the Arsenale Nord of Venice, Italy.


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. The theme is free.


  • 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
Modalités financières
  • 10.000 € first prize for Overall Winner
  • 3000 € + production for a work that uses enamel flux on copper
  • 3000 € + production for a project dedicated to living
  • 31 days of exhibition in Arsenale Nord in Venezia for 120 artists
  • E-commerce on artelaguna.worldà 17h


  • 1 event + 2 nights of partecipation at KINDL festival, Berlin, Germany
  • Participation in one of the initiatives of BJCEM in 2024/2025
  • 1 exhibition at Luisa Catucci Gallery in Berlin for 1 artist
  • 1 exhibition at Cris Contini Gallery in London for 1 artist
  • up to 6 months of residence in Treviso, Italy
  • 2 or 3 months of residence in different locations in Taiwan
  • 4 weeks of residence in Bilpin, Australia
  • 31 days of residence in Chengdu (Sichuan), China
  • 21 days of residence in Riga, Latvia
  • 15 days of residence in Nungua, Accra, Ghana
  • 15 days of residence between Venezia and Treviso, 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.

  • Laura Barreca
    Italy – Art Historic and Professor at the Fine Arts Academy in catania, Visiting Professor at USEK in Beirut
  • Giulia Colletti
    Italy – Public Programs and Digital Sphere’s curator at Castello di Rivoli Museo d’Arte Contemporanea, Turin
  • Krist Gruijthuijsen
    Germany – Director of KW Institute of Berlin
  • Gonzalo Herrero Delicado
    UK – Indipendent Curator
  • David Max Horowitz
    USA – Assistant Curator of Solomon R. Guggenheim of New York
  • Lu Peng
    China – Academic Committee Director of Chengdu Biennale
  • Anushka Rajendran
    India – curator of Prameya Art Foundation
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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