Rules of participation
The Biennale Internazionale della Ceramica d’Arte Contemporanea (hereinafter referred to as the Competition) is organized by the Fondazione Museo Internazionale delle Ceramiche in Faenza (hereinafter referred to as the MIC Foundation) and is open to individual or associated artists with no thematic or age restrictions.
For collective works, artists must name one person to act as their representative at each stage of the Competition.
Participation can also be organized by Ministries, Cultural Institutions, Associations or others.
Each contestant may submit a maximum of two works with a maximum size of 4 m³.
Execution with any ceramic technique is allowed. The works may involve the use of other materials, albeit not predominantly.
Artists are required to declare that these are their own works, created within the last two years and not submitted to other competitions. If it appears that these requirements are lacking, the Jury and the MIC Foundation reserve the right to exclude the work from the exhibition and, in the case of a prize, to cancel the award itself.
Preference will be given to works of a sculptural or installation nature that present a character of innovation and convey a marked contemporary connotation. Indeed, the Faenza Prize has been characterized over the years by a path of avant-garde, topical and contemporary choices, and such must be the mission to pursue.
The Competition is divided into two separate sections: one reserved for artists under 35 years of age (as of December 31, 1987), the other for artists over 35 years of age.
The Jury, in making its judgment of merit for eligibility for the final stage of the Competition, may have access to the resumes of the entrants.
Entry in the Competition implies acceptance of this Call for Entries.
Modalities of participation
The application must mandatorily be registered via the web from September 30 to December 12, 2022.
On the page dedicated to the International Competition(iscrizione.premiofaenza.it for Italian-language entries, and iscrizione.premiofaenza.it/en/ for English-language entries) is the Call for Entries.
On the Application page the user will find a form divided into three sections: Master, Work, Summary.
1) Personal data
Personal data of the artist or collective are requested here.
In addition to the fields to be filled in, an ID document (image/pdf format) is required to be uploaded.
There is also a field where you can upload a resume (text/pdf format) and any additional notes.
In addition to general information (title, description, materials and techniques), it is mandatory to upload at least one photograph of the work.
The year of completion and the value of the work, expressed in euros, is also required.
When finished, it is possible to move on to the summary or nomination of a second work.
Should the artist encounter any difficulties in handling and entering the required data, please report it to the following e-mail address: [email protected].
Processing of personal data
All personal data of the competitor that the MIC Foundation administration comes into possession of in the course of the competition process will be used for the conduct of the selection and the subsequent admission to the final stage.
The data will be used and processed, both by traditional and computerized procedures, in compliance with the “Personal Data Protection Code” by the MIC Foundation. As can be seen from the very content of the Notice of Competition and the above-mentioned competition regulations, some data (e.g., personal details) are indispensable to be eligible for selection. Other data are instrumental in streamlining procedures.
Competitors who provide their data are granted the rights set forth in Art. 7 of Legislative Decree 196/2003 of Italian law. You are also informed that in order to exercise the rights inherent in the use and storage of your personal data established by Art. 2 of the aforementioned Code, the interested party may contact the President of the MIC Foundation at the address indicated in the header.