Friday, September 23, 2011

Valcellina Award: MIXING CULTURES

Deadline: 30 November 2011 (POSTMARK)

Valcellina Award
International Contemporarty Textile/Fiber ARt Competition

Pordenone - Italia
15 May 2012

Le Arti Tessili Association is holding the well known 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.

The competition theme is: Mixing Cultures

Artists are requested to produce a work that recovers/develops textile signs/techniques related to different cultures/civilizations.

1. The competition is open to all young people who were born from 1 January 1976 on.
2. Candidates are requested to pay an entry fee of 20—euros.
3. Official languages: English and Italian.
4. The work submitted must refer to the chosen theme: Mixing Cultures
5. The work submitted must be recent (dated not earlier than 2010) and never shown before.
6. Works can be bi- or three-dimensional or video.
7. A first selection of the works will be made by a jury of three professionals who will go through the portfolios submitted in due time. They will choose the works that will enter the competition. Their decisions will not be open to dispute.
8. The results of the first selection will be made known by 15 February 2012. The selected artists will be asked to send their work, and informed about the date the work must be sent to Maniago.
9. The works must be provided with a hanging device along with the indication of how they must be hanged or shown.
10. All transportation expenses will have to be borne by the artists.
11. A second jury of 5 textile experts will assign the prizes after inspecting the works submitted in due time. Their decisions will not be open to dispute.
12. The prize-granting ceremony will be held during the inauguration of the exhibition which is scheduled not later than 15 May 2012. The winners will be informed accordingly.
13. Information will be sent to the artists via e-mail with confirmation of receipt.
14. The names of the jury members will be made known in, in the press releases, and during the prize-granting ceremony.

The following prizes will be awarded (net value):
1st 1,500 € *
2nd 1,000 € *
3rd 500 € *
4th Calimala award offered by Gruppo Colle s.r.l. (5 kilos of textile fibers)

*One-month scholarships (free tutorial expenses) at Accademy of Fine Arts Academy of Fine Arts, Bologna, Koefia Academy of Haute Couture and Art of the Costume, Rome; and one-year “Digital textile design” at AFOL Milano-Fashion

Download Competition Rules (in English & Italian):

Complete details on website:

Info Valcellina Award Secretariat
Ufficio Turistico, c/o Museo dell’arte fabbrile e delle coltellerie
Via Maestri del Lavoro, 1
33085 Maniago
Pordenone - Italia
Tel: +39.0427.709063
fax +39.0427.707200