In order to ensure the widest possible participation of the “next generation” of artists in training, the deadline for participation in the National Arts Award has been extended to 15 June. The contest, launched by the Ministry of University and Research, is aimed at students regularly enrolled in institutions and accredited courses of the Afam system, in the academic year 2019/2020, and is divided into the following sections and subsections:
1) FIGURATIVE, DIGITAL AND SCENOGRAPHIC ARTS.
Painting, Sculpture, Restoration, Graphic arts, Decoration, Set design (theatrical, cinematographic and television), Electronic art, Photography, Interactive works, Video installations, Audiovisual productions of narration and creation;
2) PERFORMING ARTS
Dance, Dramatic Arts;
4) MUSICAL INTERPRETATION
Singing (opera singing and vocal chamber music), Guitar, Harp, Mandolin, Composition, Conducting, Accordion, Organ, Jazz, Percussion, Piano, Chamber and Ensemble Music, Electronic Music and New Technologies, Music for Ancient Instruments and Voices, Original Pop and Rock Music (groups, soloists and voices), String Instruments, Wind Instruments.
Students interested in participating in the competition must submit an application to the institution to which they belong, exclusively for one of the sections indicated above, according to the procedures that will be specified and adequately publicized on the respective school bulletin boards and institutional websites.
Works already presented in previous editions of the Prize are not admitted. It is the task of RUFA to determine, on the basis of the selected project proposals, the students who will be able to participate in the national selective tests. The final winners are selected by juries appointed by the Ministry, whose judgment is final and unquestionable. Ex-aequo winners are not permitted.
Institutions have the right to award special prizes referred to particular qualities highlighted by students participating in the final phase and may provide for the assignment of scholarships provided by public and private entities, also dedicated to personalities who have played an important and significant role in the field of arts, music and entertainment.
For each field, the jury will assign a first prize, as well as any special mentions. The winners will be awarded a diploma and a plaque. The awards will be online.