Art on the Top

Submission: May 10, 2023
Registration: May 7, 2023
Language: English
Location: Bologna’s hills
Prizes: Please see the details below
Type: Open


CollywooD launches a prize named “Art on the Top” aiming to generate a route of artistic and architectural installations on Bologna’s hills to become a destination of international creative reflection about sustainability and the relationship between humans and nature.

The cash prize of € 7, 000 will be distributed to the winning proposals selected by an international jury panel composed of world-renowned artists and experts in performative arts: Alberonero, Ivan Tresoldi, Gianandrea Gazzola, Emanuele Montibeller (founder of  Arte Sella).


We live in a time of disconnection between humans and nature. It is a time where the transformations caused by humans have reached such a scale and magnitude that determine landscape and the balances of the planet for the first time in the history of Earth.

Pollution, land consumption, climate change: the connection between humans and the ongoing transformations is not in doubt anymore. Yet, there is the question whether they can be reversible and if something can be done to defend the shelter of species on this planet.

To answer these questions, a collective awareness is needed: an awareness directing the public towards rediscovering the value of the natural environment and thus playing an active part in its protection and enhancement.

Art On The Top is a project aiming to bring to one of the most iconic and beloved natural contexts in the world- Bologna’s hills- some artistic and performative episodes to rediscover the value of nature and the need to protect it.

The artistic installations Art On The Top wishes to create are installations that can become the manifesto of a rediscovered balance between humans and natural environment by generating site specific installation routes that enhance the place and amplify beauty and aesthetics.

Reinterpreted in a design workshop for the creativity of young talents, the hills will continue their journey through culture and collective sentiment and will become an innovative destination by welcoming installations and artistic experimentations about nature and the natural environment.

It is an ambitious project which aims to increase public awareness of the value of nature structuring and designing what will become over time one of the most renowned cultural places of the international scenario.





1st  PRIZE  3.000 €
2nd   PRIZE 2.000 €
3rd  PRIZE  1.000 €



“early birds” registrations: 13/02/2023 – 12/03/2023 – 50 € + vat
“standard” registrations: 13/03/2023 – 09/04/2023 – 75 € + vat
“late” registrations: 10/04/2023 – 07/05/2023 – 100 € + vat

Materials submission deadline: 10/05/2023, h 12.00 GMT (noon)

More information at:  artonthetop.it
Contact: info@artonthetop.it


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