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[call for applications] INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR PERFORMANCE 4TH EDITION / deadline: 31.08.2008. / Italy


Deadline for applications:
August 31st, 2008

Final evenings:
October 10th and 11th, 2008


All artists of all nationalities, from all formative backgrounds (visual arts, dance, music, poetry, etc.) and born from January 1st, 1973 are invited to participate. The first prize is fixed at 5,000 euros and there will also be minor prizes awarded.

The official announcement of the International Prize for Performance, organized by the Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento, in collaboration with Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara and with the support of Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio of Trento and Rovereto, is out. The Prize, which counts its fourth edition this year, can be characterized as the first and only prize for performance that exists in the world and proposes the same formula as last years, which saw high participation numbers from both the public and the artists.

At least one place will be reserved amongst the finalists for the artists born or resident in Trentino-South Tyrol, the province of Verona or the Austrian Tyrol. The initiative aims to select among the participants twelve young performers from all over the world, who are invited to realize a previously unseen performance on the evenings of October 10th and 11th, 2008 at the Teatro Sociale of Trento. Performances will run under the eyes of a jury composed of some of the most absolute names in the Italian and international contemporary art world, one of whom will be president, the artist and performer Carlos Amorales.

Other members of the jury are specialists with different backgrounds, in order to guarantee the Prize a multidisciplinary character; they are: Carlo Antonelli(music critic and Director of "Rolling Stone" Italia), Helena Kontova (Co-director "Flash Art"), Gian Marco Montesano (artist, Artistic Director of Teatro Stabile dell'Innovazione, Pescara), Catherine Wood (Curator of Contemporary art and performance at Tate Modern, London), Franco Oss Noser (Director of Centro Servizi Culturali Santa Chiara of Trento) and Fabio Cavallucci (Artistic Director of Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea of Trento).


Applications must include all materials, as specified in the official announcement, and be sent via email to (posted materials will not be accepted).
The deadline for the application form and materials is fixed at 12:00 PM on Sunday, August 31s t, 2008 (Italian time).


The official announcement is available at


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