Thursday, May 28, 2009

Valcellina Award 2009
Textile/Fiber Art Competition

Deadline: 30 November 2009 (POSTMARK)

International Contemporary Textile/Fiber Art Competition
Seventh edition

Le Arti Tessili Association
Exhibition begins: 15 May 2010

Le Arti Tessili Association is holding the usual international competition for the purpose of enhancing the knowledge and interest towards textile contemporary art among young people coming from different parts of the world, and encouraging new talents.

This edition requests that the submitted works follow this subject (theme): LINEA DI CONFINE / BORDER LINE

The competition is open to all young people who were born from 1 January 1974 on.

REGULATIONS (truncated)
Official languages: English and Italian
  1. The work submitted must be recent (dated not earlier than 2008) and never shown before.
  2. Works can be bi- or three-dimensional from a minimum of 30 cms. to a maximum of 150 cms., in the three dimensions (from 30x30x30 cms to 150x150x150 cms).
  3. By 30 November 2009 the following documentation must be mailed:
    a. fee of € 20;
    b. application form to participate in the competition;
    c. brief typed curriculum (max 20 lines);
    d. photocopy of identity card;
    e. CD containing the image of his/her work in jpg or eps;
    f. a black-and-white or color 13 by 18 cm. photo of the work;
    g. a typed text, in Italian or English, indicating the title of the work, dimensions, materials, a brief description of the technique employed, and possible motivations.
A jury of textile experts will select the works. Their decisions are not open to dispute. The names of the jury members will be made known in the press releases and during the prize-granting ceremony.

The following prizes will be awarded:
1. 2,000 € net value
2. 1,500 € net value
3. 1,000 € net value

The results of the selection will be announced by 15 February 2010.

The prize-granting ceremony will be held during the inauguration of the exhibition which is scheduled not later than 15 May 2010.

Textile art or fiber art is a particular form of contemporary art which takes form through the use of fibers processed with traditional and contemporary techniques and everything that refers to “textile”. For the purpose of celebrating the always growing participation in the Valcellina Award, and favoring the cultural debate on contemporary fiber art, collateral exhibitions and didactic presentations are planned to be held before and during the seventh edition of the Award.

For information on all the collateral events referring to 2009 Valcellina Award, please visit:

Download the prospectus: bandopremiovalcellina2009 [pdf]

Info Valcellina Award 2009
Ufficio Turistico, c/o Museo dell’arte fabbrile e delle coltellerie
Via Maestri del Lavoro, 1 - 33085 Maniago (PN) - Italia
Tel +39 0427 709063 / fax + 39 0427 707200 / cell +39 333 7679515 / /