Arte Laguna Prize 15 – Open Call for Artists and Designers

Applications are open for Arte Laguna Prize 15

Arte Laguna Prize, the International Contemporary Arte and Design Prize founded in 2006 in Venice, is back with a new Jury, a prestigious Advisory Council and a group of international Ambassadors.

Arte Laguna Prize offers artists the opportunity to join a huge network of collaborations around the world, get free visibility on the online platform, win cash prizes for a total amount of € 30,000, exhibit in the iconic spaces of the Arsenale Nord in Venice.

The Prize is open to the following artistic disciplines:

Painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and short films, performance, digital art, digital graphics and cartoon, land art, and urban art and street art, art design.


The international jury is composed of important curators and directors of museums operating in different countries.

Bénédicte Alliot (France) – General Director of the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris

Nathalie Angles (United States) – Founder and executive director of Residency Unlimited

Lorenzo Balbi (Italy) – Artistic director at MAMbo – Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Marcus Fairs (United Kingdom) – Founder and editor-in-chief of Dezeen

Matteo Galbiati (Italy) – Art critic and curator

Sophie Goltz (Singapore and Austria) – Curator and educator

Toshiyuki Kita (Japan) – Japanese Designer, honoured with the ADI Lifetime Achievement Award “Compasso d’Oro alla carriera internazionale”

Beate Reifenscheid (Germany) – Director of Ludwig Museum Koblenz and President of ICOM Germany

The jurors will select the 120 artists that will exhibit at the Arsenale Nord in Venice from March 13 to April 5, 2021. A double exhibition with the finalist of the 14th and 14th editions: 240 artworks in 4,000 sqm.

Among the exhibited works, the jury will be identifying 3 absolute winners who will win the cash prizes of 10,000 euro each.


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

– 5 Art residencies

– 1 Business for Art

– 5 Art galleries

– 3 Festivals and exhibitions

– 3 Art platforms

– 1 Sustainability and Art Prize

Applications have no restrictions, they are open to all artists. The deadline is November 27, 2020.

How to apply: