Prisma Art Prize 2023

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Prisma Art Prize 2023

Prisma Art Prize 2023 now is over!

Prisma Art Prize 2023: The cultural association Il Varco is pleasant to announce the 12th edition of its Prisma International Art Prize, an online open call for artist that takes place every three month, open to every artist worldwide.

Short description

Il Varco organizes the 12th edition of its PRISMA Art Prize, an art prize that takes place every three months online with cash award and that will end with an annual group exhibition at the end of the fourth edition of the same year, with some of the artists that took place in the quarterly editions, chosen by the art direction.

This is an art contest born to promote emerging painters and visual artists. What organizer wants is to answer a fundamental question in the current artistic context: What does painting mean today? At the base of their project, there is the constant and inclusive research and enhancement of artists from different cultural and educational backgrounds.

The goal is to create space and visibility to emerging artists, presenting an inclusive career opportunity that will span throughout 2022 involving visual artists from all over the world, regardless of age, genre and ethniciand featured in the annual catalogue of the event.

Organizer is looking for paintings, drawings, graphic art and engraving of any size and on any support.

The jury is made up of artists, curators, critics from different backgrounds to ensure an inclusive approach to the selected projects.

Participants have the possibility to be exhibited at Contemporary Cluster gallery in Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome, in 2023, one of the most innovative art institutions in the international contemporary panorama.

Who may enter?

The competition is open to artists without limitation of age or place of origin.


The € 500 prize will be awarded to one of the finalist artists of the edition. The winner will be announced in march 2023.

The selected artists will have the opportunity to be exhibited in one of the most prestigious galleries in Rome, to be published in their print catalog and on the online gallery, to win cash and service prizes and to be interviewed by our media partner.

Entry fees:

Entry fee is 25 euros (for 3 paintings). You can submit up to 5 additional works at a price of 5 euros per piece.

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