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 exhibition at the Contemporary Cluster, Palazzo Brancaccio in Rome, in 2023. 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 took place in February 2022. It has been 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 exhibition in 2023 at Contemporary Cluster (Palazzo Brancaccio, Rome)
Sponsored Prizes:
1 Month Free subscrition on their platform for alle the submitting artists sponsored by ArtRights
3 Annual subscription on their platform sponsored by ArtRights

Dedicated interview to the winnier artist sponsorized by Artuu
Blue Annual Artist Development Package, an online solo exhibition on their platform and the developement 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

Honorable mention: interview by the artistic director, published on the award website

Organized by: Il Varco srls
Artistic director: Marco Crispano




Submission opens: 24th November 2022
Submission deadline:  8th April 2023
Cash and Service prizes announcement: April 2023
Exhibition and Catalogue selection announcement: May 2023
Catalogue release: 2023
Exhibition: 2023