“COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS” announces the 3nd international edition of the contest for the realization of artistic production. “COCA Project 2021” is aimed at the promotion and enhancement of contemporary art.


“COCA Project 2021” is open to all adult artists of any nationality, who are project partners or new project members of the COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS association.


Each artist can present works on any support / material, even already published works, the artist must be alive. To the finalist artists, who want to realize the artistic residency and the exhibition, will be requested additional information material and available works. The works have no size or duration limits.

Below are the artistic skills allowed:

  • Ceramic
  • Digital Art
  • Documentaries
  • Installation Art
  • Photography
  • Land Art
  • Illustration
  • Painting
  • Performance
  • Sculpture
  • Street Art
  • Video Art

The selection of candidates will be carried out by an international jury selected by COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS. The Advisors will have professional profiles connected to the world of art and economics to analyze and evaluate both the creative aspect and the related budgets of the submitted projects".


The international jury will award recognition to all COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS members:


The realization of artistic production of the maximum value of 5,000 euros.The sum requested will be paid for services such as accommodation, food, travel, various materials, technology and software, equipment rental, space rental, human resources useful for the realization of artistic production.

Furthermore, the artist will participate in an exhibition in Grottaglie (Taranto, Italy) in The House of Collectors.


The finalist artists will be selected by the advisors of the COCA Project and viewed by The House of Collectors, they will have the maximum visibility of their online profile on cocaproject.art, and 11 (eleven) artists among the finalists will be selected for an exhibition in Italy in Grottaglie (Taranto) in the house of THC to promote to Italian collectors their works selected by COCA .


Three artists among the finalists will be selected to be hosted in artistic residences and where they can use the CRAFT LAB of the Pino Pascali Foundation. The 2021 location is Grottaglie (Taranto, Italy), historic city of European ceramic culture and contemporary art. The goal is to create conceptual and / or real artistic works and to contaminate various disciplines. Artists of all artistic abilities can participate in the residences. Accommodation for 10 days and the exhibition of the works produced will be financed.


The profiles of the artists of the 1st and 2nd selection will be published online on cocaproject.art and promoted through all COCA marketing channels.

The exhibition of the artists and the artistic residences will take place by 2021, currently due to COVID-19, COCA has not defined a calendar. The artistic residencies will be agreed with the artists. The transport costs of the works for the exhibition are borne by the artists.



Artists can submit their project for free by March 2nd, 2021 or, when the number of 121 finalist artists will be reached, exclusively by completing the online form (link) available on the website cocaproject.art.


The selection by the Advisors will take place in 4 phases, and the results will be progressively updated online on the website www.cocaproject.art in real-time:


The Advisors, in case of need for modifications or clarifications regarding the submitted projects, will be able to contact the artists through e-mail or video calls. The decisions of the Advisors are final and unquestionable.


Only the artists SELECTED by the Advisors will be able to terminate the registration to COCA2021 by paying the annual membership fee and must be performed through the PayPal service. The fee of 47 euros includes membership of the COCA association and partial coverage of organization expenses. The artists must keep a copy of the payment. The registration fee is in no way refundable.


The Advisors will judge the selections in real-time. The COCA2021 schedules are as follows:

Application deadline: March 2, 2021

Publication of the artists of the 1st selection and selected artists: in real-time.

Finalist artists will be published by April 7, 2021.

Winner presentation: April 25, 2021.

The art exhibition and artistic residencies will take place by 2021, currently due to of the COVID-19, the organization has not defined a calendar pending further information. The transport costs (round trip), insurance and any charges regarding the artist's works exibition will be the responsibility of the artists, the organization will coordinate the entire exhibition by creating private invitations to collectors, national and international art lovers and art galleries.


The selected artistic profiles and the finalists will be visible on the website www.cocaproject.art. with a fixed-term personal portfolio. Here are some examples of artistic portfolios of artists participating in the second edition of COCA2020: https://cocaproject.art/coca-2020/


The ownership of the works presented will remain with the participating artists, the COCA PROJECT will use video and photographic materials only to promote the artists during the exhibitions, on the association's website / social site and through email to promote the works.


Participation in the open call implies the knowledge and total acceptance of the General Terms of Use and the European Regulation information (GDPR 2016/679) and of this Regulation and the COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS Statute.


The "COCA | CENTER OF CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS" association is the "COCA20" Organizer.

(RM), Italy | artist@cocaproject.art | CF: 97965020585


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Last update: 28 September, 2020