Call for applications for PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE 2015
Deadline 18th April
Application fee: 50 Euros
Call for submissions now open for the sixth edition of PREMIO COMBAT PRIZE, an international contest devoted to the constant pursuit of different paths and talents which characterize contemporary art.
Giovanni Fattori Museum of Livorno Italy will host the final exhibition, this year from 27 June to 25 July 2015, over a prolonged period of time giving more visibility to 80 finalist artists and preluding to a rich calendar of collateral events, including Talks, Guided tours and Collectors Day.
Sections: Painting, Graphic Arts, Photography, Sculpture and Installation, Video
Participation: the contest is open to all the contemporary artists from every nationality
Finalists: 80 Artists
Final exhibition: from June 27th to July 25th 2015
Optional online publication at www.premiocombat.it/en
At: Livorno, ITALY "MUSEO CIVICO G.FATTORI ex GRANAI di VILLA MIMBELLI"
Prize: 6000 € winner Painting section
Prize: 6000 € winner Photography section
Prize: 4000 € winner Graphic Arts section
Prize: 4000 € winner Video section*
Prize: 4000 € winner Sculpture/Installation sect.*
*(the winning artwork will be property of the artist)
Special Prizes no age limits*
45 days artist-in-residence in Florence
Special Prizes for under 35 artists*
Two months artist-in-residence in Berlin
Two months artist-in-residence in Livorno
Three SPECIAL PRIZE ARTIST RESIDENCES
Florence artist in residence
The artist residence in Florence at the prestigious Foundation Il Bisonte for the study of printmaking represents an important opportunity to experiment and acquire new knowledge inside a cultural context whose laboratories have been animated by artists like Annigoni, Calder, Moore, Picasso, Maccari, Severini and Sutherland. Il Bisonte is a school of Specialization in Graphic Arts and, at the same time, a cultural centre, printery and gallery, and in its tradition there is the effort to keep the historical printing techniques alive. At the end of the residence, the artist will realise a graphic edition in accordance with Foundation Il Bisonte and Blob ART Cultural Association.
Livorno artist in residence
The new residence in Livorno, coordinated by Blob ART cultural Association, responds to the challenge of developing a specific site project, able to show and restart the local cultural heritage, through an innovative point of view and a deeper mutual understanding between art and community. During the residence, the artist will work together with a curator and at the end of the program there will be a final exhibition at the Sala degli Archi within Livorno City Hall.
Berlin artist in residence
The artist in residence program at the GlogauAIR cultural center of Berlin represents a huge opportunity to find new sources of inspiration for the individual research inside a lively and variegated urban context, widely recognized as a pioneer city for contemporary arts and culture. At the same time, the Berlin residency project will offer a possible cultural debate with other artists from different social and geographical backgrounds and it will give visibility to personal artworks, through a final exhibition organised inside the spaces provided by Glogau AIR.
Here are the members of the jury who will make the shortlist of 80 finalists:
Patrizia Sandretto Re Rebaudengo (president of Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin), Fabio Cavallucci (director of Centro per l’arte contemporanea Luigi Pecci, Prato), Roberta Valtorta (scientific director of Museo di Fotografia contemporanea of Cinisello Balsamo, Milan), Francesca Baboni (independent curator), Andrea Bruciati (Art Verona artistic director) and Stefano Taddei (independent curator).
Info: Associazione Culturale Blob ART
corso Amedeo 118 Livorno - Italy