Calls and Competitions

Premio CRAMUM: the call

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The call for entries for the 10th edition of the Cramum Prize expires on 30 June 2023!

The theme that artists will be asked to interpret is “HEROES?“: a reflection on the meaning of being a hero, or rather on the evolution of the representation of the human being in contemporary society. The winner will receive a budget of €2,500 to hold a personal exhibition at the Mercato Centrale Milano.

The competition is open to all artists under 40 (i.e. born on or after 1 January 1984 inclusive). Artistic duos are allowed to participate if the members meet the above age requirement. All expressive languages are permitted. The works in respect of the exhibition venue may not exceed, if two-dimensional, 200×200 cm and, if three-dimensional, an overall size of more than two cubic metres; any performances shall be realised in an indoor space.

The works of the selected finalists (8 to 12 in number) will be exhibited from January 2024 at Reti SpA in Busto Arsizio. The Collective Exhibition “Heroes?”, in which the finalists will exhibit their works, will be accompanied by a publication.
Also for the 10th edition, given the high quality of the entries in previous years, cramum will publish up to 10 works by artists who have distinguished themselves, although not among the finalists, in a special section of the volume “Highlights”.


Among the finalists, on the day of the opening, a winner will be named and presented with the Cramum prize: a marble cube offered by the Associazione Marmisti Regione Lombardia. The winner will also have the opportunity to realise a site-specific exhibition at the Mercato Centrale Milan between June and August 2024. To do so, they will have a budget of €2,500, destined, in agreement with the Award Management, to cover the costs of printing a publication and possibly those deriving from the set-up-logistics.

At the end of the exhibition the RETI for Art Special Prize will also be awarded, with which Bruno and Ilenia Paneghini will acquire a work by one of the finalists for a maximum amount of 2500 euros for their collection hosted by Reti SpA. The selection will be based on the unquestionable judgement of those who live and work in the spaces.
The Award Management and the Jury reserve the right to award further mentions or special prizes if they identify particularly significant works in terms of quality and research.

Entries must be submitted exclusively by e-mail by 30 June 2023 (23:59) to Each artist may submit a maximum of three works. The Cramum Prize is a non-profit project. In order to cover the management and organisational costs of the event, a contribution of 30 euros is requested for one candidate work; 50 euros for two candidate works, 60 euros for three candidate works.

All information and the complete call for entries on the official competition website: