Celeste Prize 2015


Introduction: Celeste Prize is an international, contemporary arts prize which every year awards 20,000 € and rewarding benefits to emerging and mid-career artists.
Eligibility: Entry is open to artists, photographers and creatives worldwide, without limits of age or experience. Works should contain an exciting and profound mix of contemporary perspectives and a creative use of artistic languages.

Deadline: 15th July, 2015


43 finalist works and projects will be chosen by a jury of top art curators and critics, curated by Koyo Kouoh. Prizes are awarded according to voting by the finalist artists themselves at the final exhibition.

  • 20,000 € cash prizes

  • Project Prize, 4,000 €

  • Painting & Drawing Prize, 4,000 €

  • Photography & Digital Graphics Prize, 4,000 €

  • Video & Animation Prize, 4,000 €

  • Installation, Sculpture & Performance Prize, 4,000 €


Exhibition opportunities are just some of the benefits which everyone can gain when entering the prize.

If you enter you could be selected for

  • A group exhibition in one of our partner art galleries and residencies

  • Inclusion in ‘Editors' choices’, our weekly, online showcase of 5 prize works

  • Active promotion of your artwork in our internet social media channels

If you are a finalist

  • Your work will be presented to each of the 150 past jurors of Celeste Prize

  • Your work and personal presentation will be published in a printed catalogue

  • Your work will be exhibited in a top, Milan location which is followed by the city's art crowd

  • You benefit from the communications whirlwind in the international art press

If you are a winner

  • We shall send a dedicated email about you and your work to everyone in the community

  • A dedicated video interview about you and your work

  • A dedicated news article in Celeste Network

  • A personal web portfolio in Viewbook

  • A part of 20,000 € cash prizes


  • 15 April Early Bird - join by this date and get free Premium Membership.

  • 15 July Last day to pay your entry fee.

  • 22 July Last day to upload work or project.

  • 10 September Jury announces finalists'shortlist.

  • 14 november Awards ceremony and finalists' exhibition.

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