The award is organized to increase and enhance the artistic tradition of Murano glass and its continual experimentation. Submission by 06:00 pm on 25 September 2015.
Once again this year the Glass School Abate Zanetti, in collaboration with the Association for the study and development of culture, will be sponsoring the Murano Prize. The event that has historically promoted the encounter between artists, designers and glassmakers was relaunched in 2012, after 21 years of absence, and is now already for its fourth year of the new cycle.
The initiative falls within a range of actions that Abate Zanetti is doing to form new generations glass working and to bring a basin widening of artists and designers, young or established, Italian and international, to recover and innovate the ancient glassmaking techniques.
The competition is open to artists of any nationality in the areas of visual arts and Murano glass. Participation can be individual or collective and involves sending a graphic design, which knows no creative limit, except that it has to be compatible for production in the Murano techniques. Projects will be selected up to a maximum of 30 by a jury and later brought to the attention of the Murano Glass Masters, who will choose which of the projects to realize in glass. In the last phase, the jury will award the prizes, part of which will go to the artist and the other to the Glass Master.
Once again this year the award includes the schools of Murano and Burano, by dedicating the Junior section. The projects participating in this edition, along with having to be compatible with being recreated in the Murano glass techniques, must adhere to the theme of Expo 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”. The total projects in previous editions were 500 for the Murano Prize and 640 for the Junior section. While the Out-Of-Competition VIP artworks created per drawing by the Murano Glass Masters by some of the most important art representatives, of the entertainment and cultural world were 33 in total. The last relevant data, which confirms the growing interest in Murano glass art is the number of entries at the exhibitions, which has annually exceeded 5 thousand visitors.
The regulations and entry form for the Award and the Junior Prize days are available on the site www.premiomurano.it