A lifetime opportunity for young and emerging artists
It’s on! International visibility, freedom of expression, no glass ceilings – MArteLive Europe is
about to change the future of art.
Supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union, this new
contest-festival enables thousands of young European artists to showcase their talent, win
cash prizes, gigs and exhbitions, and network with fellow artists and high profile
MArteLive Europe is a truly exceptional chance to live an unforgettable experience: selected
artists will perform in Online and Livestream Auditions, take part in Semifinal Shows and Art
Residencies in different European countries, and be crowned during the great Final Show in
Their work and performances are evaluated by selected international juries, made up of
great figures in all the fields of art.
A total overview of the world of art
MArteLive is open to a wide range of artists, featuring 16 Artistic Disciplines: Music, Dj and
Producer, Theater, Dance, Contemporary Circus, Literature, Painting and Drawing, Sculpture,
Photography, Digital Illustration, Street-Art, Fashion Design, Handicraft, Short Film, Music
Video, Video Art.
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 (DEADLINE: APRIL 30TH 2021)
Participants apply at contest.martelive.eu
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 from each Area 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 during special events in the Art Residency location and the MArteLive Biennial
Festival in Rome, Italy.
The best moments of the experience and the “making of” will be shared on MArteLive social
media and the website, giving the artists a platform to directly connect with the audience.
The dream goes on
This first MArtelive European edition takes place after 20 years of experience in Italy, where
MArteLive has already helped thousands of youngsters express their artistic views and gain
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
Apply and read the regulation at contest.martelive.eu!