International Prize for Performance

határidődeadline: 2008. augusztus 31.

Applications for the fourth edition of the International Prize for Performance are due to arrive by Sunday, August 31st, 2008 at 12:00 PM (Italian time).

The International Prize for Performance, which is 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, can be characterized as the first an 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.

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 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.

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.

Performances will run under the eyes of an international jury composed of specialists with different backgrounds, in order to guarantee the Prize a multidisciplinary character; they are: Carlos Amorales (artist and performer, President of the jury), 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 official announcement is available at

Galleria Civica di Arte Contemporanea
Via Belenzani 46 – 38100 Trento – Italia