1.The Biennial is open to artists from all over the world, each of which can partipate in the “City of Tolentino International Prize” dedicated to satire art. Eaentry consists of a maximum of 3 unpublished and original works, of any si technique and form of visual art. Aspecial prize dedicated to photography as original expression of humour in will also be awarded. Any works of art on any paper support will be accepted.
2.The theme for the 2009 Biennial is: “THE CHILDREN ARE WATCHING US” (…a laughing at us)
3.The last entry date for the competition is 27 March 2009,
by which date the wo of art must be registered with:
the secretary for the 25th International Biennial of Art Humour, piazza de Liberta, 3 – 62029 TOLENTINO (Italy).
Each work of art must have a entry form in which the following information provided: The artist’s name, surname, pseudonym, a short biography, address, ti of the piece, techniques used, sales range in which the artist would like to ins his piece, address where the work of art must be returned to. Attachment of the signed participation card is essential for the admission to competition for each work of art.
4.The organiser will provide and assign, for each piece on display,the price ran chosen by the artist from 500–1000–1500 Euro. 20% of the earnings will go the relevant organiser. The winning works of art will be excluded from sale a will become the property of the International Museum for Art and Caricat Humour in Tolentino.
5.The pieces must be sent carriage free. They will only be accepted if they have tax, customs fees or any other fees to be paid by the organiser.
6.Thetown council of Tolentino, of who will be organising the event, assure tmaximum care, guardianship and supervision of all pieces, declining all respon bility of eventual theft, fire or ungovernable events while in the care of tho involved in the event or during transportation of the works of art.
7.The acceptance of each piece, their selection for exhibition and the assigning prizes is carried out by a jury nominated by the city of Tolentino’s administrati department. The jury’sdecision is final and cannot be questioned or appealed
8.The jury, presided over by Giorgio Forattini, also consists of:
–Achille Bonito Oliva
–Evio Hermas Ercoli
–Maurizio Costanzo - Artistic Director for the Biennial of Art Humour;
9.The jury will give out the following prizes: International Prize “ City of Tolentino” - Biennial winner Euro 5.000. The Biennial winner will be the guest for the following Biennial (2011) and will have his own exhibition (max. 30 works of art);
2°Prize of Euro 3.000;
3°Prize of Euro 1.500;
The jury also awards: The “Cesare Marcorelli” Career Prize; “Luigi Mari” Academy of Humour Prize; Other special Prizes.
10.The works used in the exhibition will be returned, at the cost of the Organiser, not before the 30th day after the scheduled closing date, apart from the possible postponement of the closing date by the organiser. Exception goes to those works of art expressly donated to the Museum of Art and Caricature Humour in Tolentino by the artist. Those not used for the exhibition will be returned to their owners at the cost of the addressee. The organisers refuse all responsibility regarding theft, fire, damage, etc that might occur during transport. Tax and customs fees will be paid by the artist.
11.The International Biennial of Art Humour organisers are authorised to use and copy the selected works to be inserted in their official exhibition catalogue, with as many examples as they deem necessary. The organisers are permitted to also publish the same works,even through reproduction, in a wide distribution also in the internet. They are also entitled to publish the works on any resource and even for commercial purposes. The artist will be mentioned, in reproductions of their works, in familiar ways. The artist will automatically consent to the free utilisation of their works be it imaginatively, educationally, creatively or for public enjoy-ment, without any compensation. The artist must renounce all rights to any type of compensation.
12.A participation Diploma will be given to all artists selected for the exhibition. They will also have the right to a copy of the Biennial catalogue.
13.Participation in the 25th International Biennial of Art Humour competition requires full and complete acceptance of the regulations stated.