Celeste Prize 2016 international art prize deadline: June 30, 2016

Celeste Prize 2016

Celeste Prize

Celeste Prize is an international contemporary arts prize which every year awards €23,000 and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists.

Open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages.


53 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury of top art curators and critics, led by Ellen Blumenstein, director of KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin. Prizes are awarded according to voting by the 53 finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition in London.

  • 23,000 € cash prizes
  • Project Prize 4,000 €
  • Painting & Drawing Prize 4,000 €
  • Photography & Digital Graphics Prize 4,000 €
  • Video & Animation Prize 4,000 €
  • Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize 4,000 €
  • NEW  Super-Young Prize 3,000 €


Exhibition opportunities are just some of the benefits which everyone can gain when entering the prize.

If you enter you could be selected for

  • A group exhibition in one of our partner art Galleries
  • The video art section of the River to River Indian Film Festival, 3-8 December
  • Inclusion in ‘Editors’ choices’, the network’s weekly online showcase of 5 prize works
  • Active promotion of your artwork in our internet social media channels

If you are a finalist

  • Your work will be presented to each of the 160 past jurors of Celeste Prize
  • Your work will be exhibited in central London and in contact with the city’s art crowd
  • You benefit from the communications whirlwind in the international art press
  • Your work and personal presentation will be published in the prize’s printed catalogue

If you are a winner

  • We shall send a dedicated email about you and your work to everyone in the community
  • Interview about you and your work in a dedicated online page
  • A dedicated news article in Celeste Network
  • A personal web portfolio in Viewbook
  • A personal page in Kleio
  • A part of 23,000 € cash prizes


Enter artwork from your account in Celeste

  • 50 € for one work
  • 90 € for a project, up to 10 works
  • 30 € for one work, under-26 years old in Super-Young

15% reduction with Premium membership 2016


30 June: Last day to enter artwork from your account in Celeste.
25 August: Jury announces  names of this year’s 53 finalists artists.
7 October: Awards ceremony, Bargehouse OXO Tower, London.

Celeste Prize 2016, 8th edition, is an initiative by Celeste Network.
tel. +39 0577 1521988


About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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