Arte Laguna Prize opens a new call for artists and designers from all over the world, this year with a special look to the new frontier of contemporary art: Crypto Art

Arte Laguna Prize open call for artists and designers is now open, this year with a special look at the new frontier of Contemporary Art: Crypto Art.

All certified NFT artworks will be able to join in the competition, namely those artistic practices that involve the digitalization of a physical work, or the creation of a digital artwork. 

In 2023 the exhibition at the Arsenale of Venice will be the first of a series of international events.

What is Arte Laguna Prize?

Arrives at its seventeenth edition, Arte Laguna Prize  continues to carry out its mission of promoting and discovering the new talents of the international contemporary art system and its network of collaborations now touches all parts of the world. This allows artists to create virtuous connections for their professional growth and at the same time allows partners (Museums, galleries, foundations, residences, art or industrial spaces, companies, historic houses etc ..) to access emerging or even established talents with which to start new projects

The jury

In the jury, as for every edition, important names of the current artistic scene that this year come from the African, European and American continents: Mohamed Benhadj, Raphael Chikukwa, Giulia Colletti, Paul di Felice, Chloé Hodge, Dick Spierenburg and Xiaoyu Weng.

To support the jury there will also be the Honorary Committee composed this year by Luca Beatrice, Alberto Torsello and Xing Dong.

120 works on display at the Venice Arsenal

The jury will select the 120 finalists who will compete for the 10,000 euro prize and will have the opportunity to exhibit in the evocative 4,000 square meters of the Arsenale Nord of Venice from March 11 to April 16, 2023.

Events scheduled for 2023

The spring exhibition in the Lagoon will kick off a series of events that will take place in the following months, which will kick off a series of events for all the following months. In fact, a personal exhibition will be realized at the Cris Contini Contemporary gallery in London, the art residences at BigCi in Australia, at Espronceda in Barcelona, at Farm Cultural Park in Favara (Agrigento), at Fabrica Benetton in Treviso and in Pietrasanta at the Fonderia Artistica Versiliese. 

Pietrasanta alla Fonderia Artistica Versiliese.

In the autumn of 2023, an exhibition of video art works is scheduled in Beijing and the artistic residency will begin at the Roberto Cipresso winery in Siena, the winner of the residency will also be awarded a cash prize of 5000€.


Also, for this edition there will be the 3000€ Prize dedicated to Sustainability created with the collaboration of Contarina spa and of Ca' Foscari Sostenibile of the Cà Foscari University of Venice, this year the focus is on the artistic reuse of cork.

Of particular interest for artists under 35 who will have the opportunity to participate in BJCEM – Mediterranea 20 – Young Artists Biennale in 2024 and will be the recipients of three special prizes of 1000€ each.

Works for sale online

All participants in the competition have free visibility in the digital platform ArteLaguna.World to be able to sell their works.