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‘Vivo d’arte’ Award 2022
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‘Vivo d’arte’ Award 2022

Categories: Culture and creativity

The prize reserved for young Italian artists living abroad.


Thanks to the EXTREME/MALECANE project, Paola Pisciottano has won the fourth edition of the “Vivo D’Arte” Award, launched by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in collaboration with Fondazione Romaeuropa and aimed at enhancing and supporting creativity and talent of young Italian artists who are permanently resident abroad. The jury unanimously recognised the adherence of the project to the guidelines of the competition announcement and the interest of a careful investigation on the urgent issues of reality, with a view to a contemporary and multilingual scenic rendering, as well as representing an innovative model of cultural production and creation.

EXTREME/MALECANE is a dramaturgy and scenic writing project that arises from a documentary investigation on the influence of extremist rhetoric on the new generations in various European countries. Field interviews with representatives of the student world and activists of some radical movements (Casa Pound in Italy, Schild & Vrienden in Belgium, Golden Dawn in Greece), enriched by the autobiographical stories of the interpreters and by facts and figures taken from the web, constitute the dramaturgic material for the development of a heterogeneous and multi-perspective stage.

The project will receive its national premiere in the next edition of the Romaeuropa Festival.


According to Article 6 of the Notice for the ‘Vivo d’Arte 2022 Prize’, the Commission that will select the winning project is published below.

Consigliere di Legazione Ludovico Carlo Camussi – Capo Segreteria Direzione Generale per gli Italiani all’Estero e le Politiche Migratorie
Dott.ssa Laura Pugno – Dirigente dell’Area della Promozione Culturale – Ministero degli affari esteri e della cooperazione internazionale
Dott.ssa Donatella Ferrante – Consulente Direzione Generale Spettacolo dal Vivo – Ministero della Cultura
Dott.ssa Stefania Lo Giudice – Coordinamento produzione artistica – Fondazione Romaeuropa
Dott.ssa Claudia Cottrer – Marketing e sviluppo – Fondazione Romaeuropa


The fourth edition of ‘Vivo d’arte’, the competition promoted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in collaboration with Fondazione Romaeuropa dedicated to young Italian artists under 36 years of age, permanently living abroad, is launched.

Entries to the competition take the form of original works of contemporary creation developed in the disciplines of theatre, dance and music, which expand upon the theme of contamination – an encounter with the culture of the country of residence – and can involve local artists.

The winning project will be performed as a national première as part of the next edition of the Romaeuropa Festival, which will be held in Rome from 8 September to 20 November 2022. To this end, the costs of creating and producing the winning show, the appearance fee and hospitality are covered, within the limits indicated in the Regulations.

The deadline for receiving applications is extended to June 12, 2022, 11:59 pm (Italian time). The methods for sending applications remain the same as those indicated in the Regulations available in the annex (in Italian).


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