2015 Celeste Prize -International, Contemporary Arts Prize for emerging and mid-career artists. – € 20,000

Application Deadline:Wednesday 15th July 2015.

Celeste Prize is an international, contemporary arts prize which every year awards 20,000 € and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists.

Entry is 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.


43 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury of top art curators and critics, curated by Koyo Kouoh. Prizes are awarded according to voting by the finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition.

  • 20,000 € 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 €


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 and residencies
  • Inclusion in ‘Editors’ choices’, our 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 150 past jurors of Celeste Prize
  • Your work and personal presentation will be published in a printed catalogue
  • Your work will be exhibited in a top, Milan location which is followed by the city’s art crowd
  • You benefit from the communications whirlwind in the international art press

If you are a winner

  • We shall send a dedicated email about you and your work to everyone in the community
  • A dedicated video interview about you and your work
  • A dedicated news article in Celeste Network
  • A personal web portfolio in Viewbook
  • A part of 20,000 € cash prizes

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 2015 Celeste Prize -International, Contemporary Arts Prize


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