Best Art Practices - international award for young curators

First edition theme: projects in non-conventional spaces

The Award
The Italian Cultural Office of the Autonomous Province of Bolzano, South Tyrol, next host of the European Biennal Manifesta, is announcing the first edition of the international competition Best Art Practices International award for young curators.

Best Art Practices will assign prizes to the best curator practices of contemporary art of the last five years. The theme of the first edition will focus on projects in non-conventional spaces.

The Award accepts only projects that have been completed in the last five years and therefore inaugurated after 1 Mar 2002. Itinerant events or events taking place over a period of time will be accepted as long as all the phases are concluded by 1 Mar 2007. The Award is open to all curators of all nationalities born on or after 2 Mar 1967.

Entries must arrive by 12 midday of Mon 3 Sep 2007 by post, courier or hand delivery at the Award secretary's office. The postmark will not be considered as proof for the date of arrival of the entry and data sent by email or other means of transmission different from those indicated above will not be accepted.

First prize €10,000
Second prize €3,000
Third prize €2,000

Official languages
English, Italiano, Deutsch, Español

Composition of the Jury
The international Jury is composed of a Jury President and five commissioners.

President: Carlos Basualdo, curator - Philadelphia Museum of Art
Commissioner: Marion Piffer Damiani, independent curator, Bolzano
Commissioner: Letizia Ragaglia curator - Museion, Bolzano
Commissioner: Montse Romaní, independent curator, Barcelona
Commissioner: Anton Vidokle, artist, New York and Berlin
Commissioner: Andrea Viliani, curator - Mambo, Bologna

Enrolment forms, prize-giving criteria and more information are available from the
Best Art Practices website