March 23, 2011

CELESTE PRIZE 2011, 3rd edition

Last day for prize entries 31 July
Final exhibition and awards in New York in November 2011

6,000 € - Painting Prize
6,000 € - Photography & Digital Graphics
6,000 € - Video & Animation
6,000 € - Installation & Sculpture
6,000 € - Live Media & Performance

The 50 finalist artists will be chosen by a jury and selection comittee of international art critics and curators led by Eugene Tan. Each selector will make his or her personal choices known in public, onsite. Names of selectors will be published no later than end of February.

Winners receive

  • Cash prizes totaling 20,000€
  • Promotion and exposure by a New York based press office
  • Personalised, 2 minute video-trailer for each winner
  • 150-page catalogue is free for winners

Benefits for Finalists

  • Cash reimbursement for travel/transport totaling 10,000 €
  • 5 artists invited to an exhibition at the Tria Gallery - New York
  • 2 artists invited to a residency in Lecce and Siena (Italy)
  • 1 artist invited to a residency in Brooklyn - New York
  • Promotion and exposure by a New York based press office
  • 150-page catalogue is free for finalists

Benefits for all participating artists

  • 2 works in Celeste Prize 2011 - New York
  • 2 works in theme exhibitions Producing Censorship - Milan/New York
  • 1 photographer at Shipping Minds exhibition, Coimbra, Portugal, 7-28 May
  • 4 video works in a video screening at Icon Gallery, Coimbra, Portugal, 28 May
  • Fonlad Festival, Portugal, exhibition on the UAVM Museum
  • Student artist receives a free 3 months art course at the Siena Art Institute, Italy
  • Constant international promotion, thanks to priority filters and special displays
  • Facilitated access to over 300 curators and 200 art galleries active in the network
  • Hundreds of artists are contacted in Celeste every year with invitations to exhibit

Final Exhibition, Get to-Know Party, Open Studios in New York

  • Invite to a unique Get to-Know Party pre-final exhibition party
  • Jurors will introduce works in a tour of 50 finalist works
  • Art talk with curators
  • Brooklyn Open Studios

For more info:

Organized by Celeste Network, a web platform in which artists and arts professionals from around the world who share common interests in contemporary art, encourage new projects, and promote their work in a positive and active community of like-minded individuals.



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