Prisma Art Prize is an art contest born to promote emerging painters and visual artists.


As our name and logo suggests, we want to be a prism that refracts all the possible outcomes of the painting process: we aim to collect and showcase a selection of artworks which is inclusive, diversified and representative of the possibilities that the painting medium gives to artists.


We want to support emerging artists from all over the world by providing € 2000 in cash awards per year and the opportunity to participate in our exhibitions at the Atelier Montez in Pietralata, Rome. We publish four seasonal calls per year which are open to both professional and amateur painters, without age limit, that use every kind of technique and medium.


Your originality and creativity is greatly welcomed and supported.


Our first exhibition will take place in February 2022 as soon as the current Covid-19 restrictions will allow it. It will be hosted by Atelier Montez, a contemporary art factory born in 2012 from the redevelopment of an urban wreck between in Pietralata, built on a project by the Artist Gio Montez, Giacomo Capogrossi and the architect Francesco Perri. The Atelier has supported through the years hundreds of emerging artists and also hosted many established professionals like Turi Sottile and Hermann Nitsch.




Entry fee: 25 euros (for 3 paintings) – you can submit up to 5 additional works at a price of 5 euros per piece.
Prisma Art Prize 1st Winner: 500 euros
Exhibition Prize: Participation in our collective exhibition in 2022
Sponsored Prizes:
Blue Annual Artist Development Package, an online solo exhibition on their platform and the deleopement and manteinance on a bilingual personal website for the artist  sponsored by Biafarin
Viviva Colorsheets, Waterbrush and a Personalized Wooden Case sponsored by Viviva Colors

Organized by: Il Varco srls
Artistic director: Marco Crispano