Saturday 16 March, 6 pm

Arsenale of Venice opens its doors, for
the fourth consecutive year, to the
finalists of the seventh edition of Arte
Laguna Prize: from the 17th to
the 31st of March at Tese di
San Cristoforo, the works of the 105
international artists selected for the
categories: painting, sculpture and
installation, video art and performance
and photographic art are on view. 

Other 5 works
from the virtual art section are hosted
at the Telecom Italia Future Centre,
close to the Rialto Bridge.
further special selection of
young under-25 artists is on
view at the Romanian Institute
of Venice, a high-visibility
showcase on the way to Saint
Mark’s Square.
During the
opening night, on Saturday March 16th,
the five absolute winners will be
announced, one for each category, and
they will be awarded a cash prize of
7,000 Euros each.
The names of
the winners of the special prizes will
also be revealed: participation in
festivals and exhibitions of national
resonance, personal exhibitions at the
21 international galleries that are part
of the Prize circuit, the Prize Business
for Art featuring the collaboration with
companies investing in art, in addition
to the 6 art residencies in Venice,
Vicenza, Basel, Ptuj (Slovenia), Mumbai
and Beijing.
The total
amount of the prizes is 180,000 Euros.
On the days of
the exhibition other events are
Here is
the Agenda:
– Sunday March
17, Arsenale, 11.30 am: guided tour of
the exhibition and debate with jurors
and gallerists
– Sunday March
17, Romanian Institute, 3.00 pm: opening
of the Exhibition of Under25 and
interviews to the young artists
– Saturday
March 23, Telecom Italia Future Centre,
3.00 pm: meeting on “The new ways of
making art and new technologies”
– Saturday
March 30, Arsenale, 3.00 pm: meeting on
“The reutilization of former industrial
areas today”

Ontario Craft Council Awards Ceremony


The Awards & Scholarships is an OCC flagship program
that celebrates excellence in making, allows for peer recognition, and
provides opportunity for promotion.

Its days of accompanying the Annual General Meeting are
gone – instead, the 2012 Award & Scholarships recipients will be
honoured with a special event. As such, we are very excited to introduce
you to the inaugural Craft Awards Ceremony – a night
dedicated to makers and objects, and to celebrating the very best of
contemporary craft. As part of the evening we will be announcing the
award recipients of the prestigious John Mather Award for Lifetime Achievement, as well as the Volunteer Committee Outstanding Service Award.

In order to build anticipation and excitement, we will be
withholding the announcement of which award each recipient has won
until the Ceremony on Thursday, October 4, 2012. We invite you to join
us in celebrating the award winners with friends, family, patrons,
donors, collectors, and the OCC board, staff and volunteers.

Awards Ceremony

  • Thursday, October 4, 7:00 – 9:00 pm
  • Gladstone Hotel Ballroom
  • 1214 Queen Street W, Toronto
  • Tickets $15, or $10 for Students
  • Light refreshments will be served with a cash bar
  • Dress: Business/formal

Followed by a reception at the OCC Gallery for the Award Winners 2012 exhibition

  • Thursday, October 4, 9:00 – 11:00 pm
  • OCC Gallery
  • 990 Queen Street W, Toronto
  • Free
  • Light refreshments served

Special thanks to the 2012 Awards & Scholarships jury,
Kai Chan, Heidi Earnshaw, Melanie Egan, Karl Schantz, Chiho Tokita, and
John Wiggers.
Thanks also to the many donors and supporters that
continue to sustain this program, as well as the OCC Volunteer Committee
for their long term commitment to creating awards that make a

For more information please contact Janna Hiemstra at jhiemstra@craft.on.ca or 416-925-4222 x 225.
For a full list of awards and scholarhips see: www.craft.on.ca/Programs/Award_List