As official Selector of Live Media Prize, Digicult presents Celeste Prize 2010

Julia Draganovic (Germany) and Mark Gisbourne (UK)

Paz Aburto Guevara (Germany, Chile), Giuliana Altea (Italy), Heather Anderson (Canada), Jadwiga Charzynska (Poland), Cecilia Freschini (China, Italy), Fernando Galan (Spain), Adrienne Goehler (Germany), Gilberto González (Spain), Vardit Gross (Israel), Kati Kivinen (Finland), Tasja Langenbach (Germany), Renato Miracco (USA, Italy), Julian Navarro (USA, Colombia), Patricia Pulles (The Netherlands), Asher Remy-Toledo (USA), Manon Slome (USA, UK), Yuliya Sorokina (Kazakhstan), Fangling Tseng (Taiwan), Jason Waite (UK, USA)

Selectors for Live Media Prize only:
Digicult, Marco Mancuso (Italy), Eyebeam, Amanda Mc Donald Crowley (USA, Australia), Forward Motion Theater, Eric Dunlap (USA), Isadora and artistic co-director of Troika Ranch, Mark Coniglio (USA), Mapping Festival, Justine Beaujouan (Switzerland), Neural, Alessandro Ludovico (Italy), Claudio Sinatti (Italy)

Entries deadline 30 September 2010
Voting by finalist artists at Invisible Dog, NYC
Awards and Exhibition 11-13 December 2010, NYC

28 international art critics and curators will decide in a unique, totally open process, the 50 finalist artists for this year’s 40,000 € Celeste Prize 2010 in New York. The prize is the highest international award in contemporary arts with this kind of selection process. Each member of the jury declares online months before the exhibition final in December his or her nominees: the finalist artists are chosen from those with the highest number of preferences. In a second stage, the finalist artists themselves will vote the prize money during the exhibition final at the Invisible Dog in Brooklyn in December 2010 – every finalist artist will have a share in the awards!

The prize is open to any person practicing art, whether full or part-time professionals, students and self-taught artists from anywhere in the world. There are no limits for age, sex, experience or qualifications. The prize encourages participation by artists at every level.

Celeste Prize was founded by Steven Music and is organized by an Italian non-profit