[artinfo] International Prize for Performance

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Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento:

Deadline: August 1st, 2005
Finale: September 9th and 10th, 2005
Award: 5,000 Euro and other minor prizes

Contact: Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento
Via Belenzani 46, 38100 Trento - Italy
Phone +39 0461 985511
performance at galleriacivica.it

These are the final days to submit an application for the first 
International Prize for Performance, a unique and innovative initiative, 
launched by the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento (Italy), in 
collaboration with drodesera>centrale fies and with the support of the 
Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Trento e Rovereto.

Artists of all nationalities, thirty-five years or younger, can participate 
by completing the electronic application located on the Galleria Civica di 
Arte Contemporea of Trento's website by August 1st, 2005 (For more 
information, consult the official announcement at 
http://www.workartonline.net or send inquiries to 
performance at galleriacivica.it).

The internationally renowned jury includes the "Mother of all Performances" 
Marina Abramovic, Renato Barilli (art critic and performance expert), 
Mathias Lilienthal (Director of the Hebbel Theater, Berlin), Andrea Lissoni 
(Associazione Xing), Virgilio Sieni (Dance company Virgilio Sieni), Barbara 
Boninsegna (drodesera>centrale fies) and Fabio Cavallucci (Director of the 
Galleria Civica, Trento).

On September 9th and 10th, 2005, twelve (12) finalists will conduct live, 
unedited performances for the international jury at the Centrale di Fies 
(Dro, Trento). First place winner will chosen and awarded a prize of 
five-thousand (5,000) euro by the jury, who will also grant various minor 

Submission Requirements and Deadline
All artists, of all nationalities and origins, from all backgrounds (visual 
arts, dance, theatre, music, poetry, etc.) thirty five years or younger, 
are invited to participate by completing the electronic application located 
on the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea's, website 
(http://www.workartonline.net directly send to performance at galleriacivica.it).

Participants are required to send:
- a never-before-seen performance project (descriptive, no longer than 
3,000 characters, spaces included)
- an artistic resume;
- a scan of a current identification document;
- two to four excerpts from previous performances (in mpeg format, more or 
less one minute each).

Participants may also send descriptions of previous performances (no more 
than three of narrative character, no longer than 1500 characters each 
one), and images (no more than 10 total). Additionally, they may also send 
up to two reviews appearing in catalogues, magazines or newspapers.

The paper material must be written in either Italian or English languages.

The video material may be sent in diverse languages whenever the 
comprehension of discourses is not considered a necessary element in order 
to understand the sense of the performance.

Together all of the sent material must not exceed 4 megabites.
The expiration date for the application and materials is fixed at 5 PM on 
August 1st, 2005 (Italian time).

Note: The following people can not participate in the Prize: members of IPG 
(International Performance Group) and those that have a familiar 
relationship or are in strict collaboration with the members of the jury.

Finale and Awards
12 (twelve) finalists will be selected to present a performance on the 
evenings of September 9th and 10th, 2005 in the Centrale di Fies (Dro, 

The participants in the final selection are guaranteed travel expenses and 
hospitality for the time needed to realize the performance in Trento. 
Production costs will be sustained directly by the organization. It will be 
an assessable element on the part of the jury in the selection phases, as 
well as the relationship between the final effect and the economic 
commitment required for the production of the performance. The specific 
request for actors or other possible personnel involved in the performance 
will be organized by the artist or group.

The first prize is fixed at 5,000 (five-thousand) euros (net) and can not 
be divided. There will also be minor prizes awarded.

For more information and registration, +39.0461.985511; 
performance at galleriacivica.it

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea
Via Belenzani 46
38100 Trento, Italy
T: +39 0461 985511/986138
F: +39 0461 237033
E: galleria_civica at comune.trento.it
W: http://www.workartonline.net

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