The award allows 40 international artists (emerging or mid-career) to have a solo show and a steady collaboration with one of the 40 active galleries participating in the project. DEADLINE: 31-08-2012.
The ORA prize is open to all artists with no restrictions on nationality, age, thinking, technique or any other factor. The prize encourages the participation of artists of all levels.
Its aim is to offer artists a practical opportunity to present their work to some of the most active Italian galleries. All the works entered will, in fact, be examined by a jury of 40 gallerists, providing unique visibility and an opportunity to be contacted directly by art system professionals interested in your work. Each of the 40 galleries will select a winner who will be offered the chance to stage a solo show including critical and commercial support with the prize organizers responsible for national-level communications and publicity. A further 60 artists felt to be particularly deserving will be selected by a curatorial jury formed by 10 art curators who will decide also for 3 purchase-award of 1000 euros each. The 40 winning artists and the 60 selected ones will all be featured in the prestigious ORA prize catalogue.
All completed works will be accepted as entries, including those already presented in other exhibitions and competitions. The prize is not divided into sections and all forms of artistic expression are accepted, with no restrictions in terms of materials and media used, dimensions or subject matter. Artists may participate with an unlimited number of works, following the procedure indicated in the entry form section of this site. All works will remain the property of the artists. The artists will be able to independently manage all their own information by themselves, change their personal data, delete and add files throughout the entire duration of the award. It is not necessary that the works submitted for the award will remain available except for the one candidate for the purchase-award. The artists chosen as winners will create a new project for them solo exhibition and will be free to use the presented works or to show new ones.
The basic registration fee required as partial coverage for organizational expenses has been set at 50 Euros (fifty/00) for three works. Each additional work has a cost of 5 euros (five/00). It is possible to register an unlimited number of works, remove and add them them even after the time of enrollment for the entire period of the prize. All movement coud be done individually by the artists, controlling their own personal page.
For details please check our website: www.premio-ora.it.
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