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Premio Valcellina
Valcellina Award

Concorso Internazionale
di Arte Tessile Contemporanea
International Contemporary
Textile/Fiber Art Competition

we(h)ave

Valcellina Award

What is Valcellina Award?

The Valcellina Award - at its 11th edition in 2019 - is the International Contemporary Textile/Fiber Art Competition, open to fiber artists under 35 years of age.
The Valcellina Award was established with the aims of stimulating curiosity in young artists about contemporary textile arts, fostering new talent, encouraging new artistic research and experimentation.
The past ten editions of the competition have seen the participation of artists from all around the world from a wide range of cultures, practises and education, making the Valcellina Award a space for learning, sharing experiences and ideas.
The Valcellina Award is the most important event organised by Le Arti Tessili, which was founded in 1987 for the social promotion of cultural activities.

 

Theme 11th Edition Premio Valcellina: WE(H)AVE

WE(H)AVE a play-on-words between “to weave” and “to have”.Fiber Arts become the interpreter of the present in a dialogue between the historical memory of traditional knowledge, seeking innovative visions: through artistic research, while elaborating cultural and social transformation.

The Emblem of the 11th Edition

To represent the WE(H)AVE theme of the 11th edition, the the scientific committee has chosen a detail of the work entitled Knot to Knot by Polish artist Magdalena Grenda, now part of the Valcellina Collection, which explores geometric principals with cord and knots, evoking the traditions of weaving and the uniqueness of the identities which represent it.

 Image of past edition

Image of past edition

Terms for Participation in brief

Open to artists born after 1 January 1984
Participation open to individuals or groups
Only one submission per individual or group, to be represented by five photos/images
Works may be flat/two-dimensional, three-dimensional or video
Total prize-money 9,500
Deadline for participation: 31 December 2019
Entry fee: 20.00
Registration is valid upon completion of online application form at this link:

Prizes

First prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €3.000,00         

Second prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €2.000,00         

Third Prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €1.500,00         

Fourth prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €1.000,00

Fifth prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €1.000,00

Sixth prize: free attendance at short course/residency with a partner school – study grant of €1.000,00

Calimala prize DHG Gift Card valued at €250,00

Timing

Launching of the competition May 2019
Deadline for participation   31th December 2019
Shortlisting of submitted works by end January 2020
Consignment of selected works by end March 2020
Conferral of Prizes by end April 2020
Inauguration of Exhibition   by end May 2020
Closure of Exhibition     by end June 2020
School Project               March, April, May 2020

Past editions in numbers

702
Participating artists
45
Nations of origin of participants
351
Works selected for participation
43
Works awarded prizes
40
Works receiving speciali mention
36
Judges involved
11
Academies involved
17
Related exhibitions (by invitation)

event promoted and curated by:

Le Arti Tessili

"Le Arti Tessili"
Association for social promotion and cultural activities
Via Carso, 4 – 33085 Maniago PN Italia



for any information about the Valcellina Award
please write to

valcellinaawardleartitessili.it

with the contribution of:

Regione Friuli Venezia Giulia
Comune di Maniago

with the support of:

UTI Valli e Dolomiti Friulane
Friulovest Banca
ecomusei fvgecomusei fvg

partners:

Fidapa, Pordenone
UTE delle Valli del Cellina e del Colvera
HobbyShow

with the patronage of:

ETN
Garden of Eden

Project for Schools:

I.S.I.S. Lino Zanussi di Pordenone
I.I.S. Evangelista Torricelli Maniago PN

PROJECT MANAGER: Annamaria Poggioli

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE: Eva Comuzzi, Annamaria Poggioli, Renata Pompas, Lydia Predominato

GENERAL COORDINATION AND SECRETARIAT: Barbara Girardi

TECHNICAL COORDINATION AND EXHIBITION PROJECTS: Lucia Vedovi

LOCAL COORDINATION: Anna Teresa Bruni

COORDINATION OF PROJECT FOR SCHOOLS: Ilaria Bomben

DIDACTICS: Eva Comuzzi

WEB AND SOCIAL NETWORK: Luca Bearzatto, Angela Biancat

INHOUSE IT SYSTEMS: Michele Beltrame

PRESS OFFICE: Daniela Sartogo

TRANSLATION: Eleanor Callanan

GRAPHICS: Gianfranco Casula

COVER PHOTO: Riccardo Maria Moretti

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