You can see the full list of prizes for each artistic discipline at contest.martelive.eu
Born in Italy in 2001, this year MArteLive Europe welcomes its first European Edition.
Are you a European citizen and/or resident?
Are you between 18 and 35 years old ?
Are you an artist in one of our 16 artistic disciplines ?
Don’t miss this lifetime opportunity
Our mission is to generate opportunities for emerging artists in 16 different disciplines: Music, Dj and Producer, Theatre, Dance, Contemporary Circus, Literature, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture, Photography, Digital Illustration, Street-Art, Fashion Design, Handicraft, Short Film, Music Video, Video Art.
Challenge the finalists selected in 3 European areas and compete to win the European title!
MArteLive Europe Contest and Festival covers 47 countries:
- 27 EU members
- 20 non-EU partners or neighbouring countries which are partners of the Creative Europe Programme.
Artists enroll in 3 European Areas: Blue, Green, and Yellow, depending on the country selected in the application form .
According to where you are located, you’ll compete with so many diverse talents!
The green Area is a East-West connection
The yellow Area brings you the northern lights
The blue Area is all at sea, from the Mediterranean to the Ocean
If you are preselected to the semi-final shows, you will be traveling to Krakow (Poland), Vilnius (Lithuania), Tuzla (Bosnia & Herzegovina) and if you’re among the best in your discipline, you’ll fly to Rome for the Biennaial MArteLive.
The MArteLive Biennial is a massive wave of events and culture that hits Italy every two years in December with its epicentre in Rome.
For each edition, about 1,000 Italian and international artists perform for a total of over 300 shows in about 70 locations scattered throughout the Lazio region.
The beating heart of the event is the MArteLive Total Show in its historical format which, since 2011, along with the Biennial, has witnessed an amazing evolution on a regional scale.
The MArteLive Contest is open to artists between 18 to 35, European residents or citizens. It follows a 4-step process of selection, running both online and live.
STEP 1 - CALL FOR ARTISTS
Submit your best work or performance. Process is super easy and quick. Just head to MArteLive Europe application form, fill it in, submit your best performance / artwork and… GOOD LUCK !
STEP 2 - ONLINE AND LIVE STREAM AUDITIONS
MArtelive selects the 10 best artists for each Artistic Discipline that will perform online in livestream audition events. Artists are evaluated by both qualified juries and the audience.
STEP 3 - SEMI-FINAL SHOWS
Spectacular live events where the 3 best artists, for each of the 16 Artistic Disciplines, perform all together: a unique experience for both the artists and the audience. Semifinal Shows will be in Vilnius (Lithuania), Tuzla (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Krakow (Poland). The winners get a cash prize and fly to Rome for the European Final Show.
STEP 4 - EUROPEAN FINAL SHOW (December 2021)
An unforgettable show, where the best of European talents perform together to really wow the audience. The show is held during the prestigious MArteLive Biennial, a high-impact event spread through 60 locations in Rome, with an audience of 50,000 people.
MArtelive is much more than a contest. Semifinal winners and other selected artists can take part in 1-week Art Residencies in Italy, Lithuania, Poland and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The artists live together and create unique multidisciplinary performances, that will be showcased in special events in the Art Residency location and on the MArteLive Biennial Festival in Rome, Italy.
Best moments of the experience and “making of” will be shared on MArteLive social media and website, giving the artists a platform to directly connect with the audience.
20 years: forever young
This first European edition of the MArtelive contest takes place after 20 years of experience in Italy, where MArtelive has already helped thousands of youngsters express their artistic views and gain international exposure.
Thanks to this background, MArteLive proves that creativity has no limits: the energy of the festival vibrates across styles and ways of expression, creating a unique space for connections.
Some of the prizes you can win
"It was definitely one of the greatest satisfactions of 2019 to be able to win such an important award that I hope we can soon make the most of.
I entered as I have done many times before with various awards and competitions, to promote my music project.
Emerging with original songs is not easy in the saturated world of liquid music, so I welcome opportunities like those that MArteLive has been providing for all independents for years."
"I got to know MArteLive thanks to a friend from Rome, for fun she got me involved and I applied on the last possible day for selection.
I was immediately attracted by the idea of giving space to artists who propose innovative performances. During the evening I noticed great interest from the jury who listened to me and I mentally thanked all the music producers I selected for the performance."
"MArtelive is an important initiative that the Italian Ministry of Culture has rightly decided to promote because it multiplies the places of culture and entertainment, mixing centre and periphery, genres and forms of expression that now, thanks to the new law on live entertainment, the Italian Republic is called upon to support".
"MArteLive drags, overflows, invades different spaces and places and therefore reaches different audiences, like a cultural fertiliser in the Lazio Region. There is energy, desire, creativity. Their initiatives reduce the gap between Rome and the rest of Lazio, which is exactly one of the main objectives of our policies."
"MArteLive is now a reality not only in Rome but an appreciated national laboratory of heterogeneous youth experimentation, ranging from music to dance, theatre, cinema, painting, video art, comics and digital graphics. and digital graphics.
A festival with an innovative character and a high artistic quality, born on the initiative of university students and young artists, but able, in the space of a decade, an important point of reference in the cultural panorama of our city.
MArteLive is an event that also aims to represent a different model of artistic promotion and to which we must give credit for the undoubted merit of having been able to bring art to the urban periphery at 360 degrees, offering many young talents an important showcase and an opportunity for redemption''.
"MArteLive is a shared and participatory process. And it must be seen as a seed that grows, that does not end with the event. From the point of view of the development of the suburbs, this is certainly one more tool to defeat degradation."
Total, involving and exciting performance. A brilliant and unique idea, capable of embracing and enhancing different artistic expressions. Besides, those who know him know that Peppe Casa is a living idea!
Wonderful experience, and fantastic people!!! Girls of the staff available to our every need, and all with a great organization!
Amaazing! Amaazing! MARTELIVE competition and festival!!! Wonderful people, fantastic environment!!!! Together with JL Interviews magazine (media partner) I recommend this event!!!!
"You are the wonder and enchantment of art in its making, in its revealing itself, in the beauty of resisting and carrying an important message. You have my deepest esteem and all my admiration.
Thank you ❤️"