Banditto Residency Prize is open for entries

Are you the next artist that will join us in Tuscany?

Hosted by Galleria Banditto Tuscany (IT), The Banditto Residency Prize is a celebration of excellence in art from across the globe.

Every quarter, we offer artists from all over the world the opportunity to join us for a ten day residency in our gallery situated in Tuscany, Italy.

We have organized this prize because we are interested in finding new talent from all over the world. We have therefore specifically kept the entry fee as low as possible, in order to provide equal exposure opportunities to these artists regardless of their current situation and what representation they may or may not have.

The gallery is transformed into an atelier and the artist has the exclusive opportunity to let their creative juices flow in the most picturesque of environments.

In addition, these artists get the chance to showcase their work to a broader audience, and further their engagement with the international art world. They will be given the opportunity to feature their work through a group exhibition.

Due to the fact that our Galleria has developed an exclusive relationship with several world renowned collectors, we are able to provide them with a first glance of the various unique pieces created by these artists during their stay. This further affords the artist an opportunity to sell their work after their residency.

The Judging Panel enhances its position in the industry, bringing together specialists from leading cultural institutions, as well as some of the most influential art experts of our time.

The Banditto Residency Prize attracts hundreds of entries in a range of innovative media from locations as diverse as France, Germany, Russia, Japan, Australia, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA.

Click here to learn which artists will already be joining us in 2019.


We are currently reviewing applications for the Banditto Residency Prize 2019 Autumn round.

Deadline for applications: 31 October 2019

The recipients of the residency and other prizes (see more details below) will be announced on 7 November 2019

The exact dates for when the residency will take place, of which suit both the artist and the Galleria, will be arranged directly with the winner.

Handling Fee: $40(USD) (Learn here why we charge a handling fee)


There are two awards in every round: the Main Residency Prize and the Emerging Art Prize. Anyone can enter to win the Banditto Residency prize. This is an international competition and we welcome work from entrants of all ages (under 18’s are required to obtain written consent from their parent/guardian before entering), and from all nationalities.

Main Art Prize

  • 10 day residency in our Galleria in beautiful Montefollonico, Tuscany (IT)

    This includes: flights, rental car, free usage of our vintage scooter, 10 day stay in our galleria (breakfast included).

  • Welcome dinner with art collector and owner of Banditto Art.

  • Group exhibition hosted by Galleria Banditto

  • Editorial coverage in Banditto Mag; a collectors magazine

  • $200(USD) cash prize

Emerging Art Prize (x2)

  • Group exhibition hosted by Galleria Banditto

  • Editorial coverage in Banditto Mag; a collectors magazine

  • $100(USD) cash prize


  • You may enter up to three works per entry fee.

  • If you are submitting a series, this is considered as one work. We recommend submitting one image which shows the whole series together (ie. The series hanging on a wall) then further images to show the detail. Alternatively, you could create a single document file which is made up of multiple images (ie. a collage or tiles)

  • You may enter as many times as you wish.

  • Works previously exhibited and published elsewhere are accepted.

  • Collaborative works are accepted.

  • There are no set categories this year, however you will be required to select the relevant discipline on the entry form. If you cannot see your discipline listed, please either choose the one most relevant or email

  • Works produced within the last three years are preferred, although works made at any time before submission can be entered.

  • There is no size limit of each artwork, although the size of the work in relation to the exhibition space will be a consideration in the shortlisting process.

  • Deadline for Autumn submissions: 31 October 2019

  • For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions.

  • By entering for the Banditto Residency Prize, each artist agrees to the full terms and conditions, rules and regulations found here.

  • 100 artists are long listed, out of which a selection of artists are shortlisted. Long listed artists are added to our artists portfolio if the artists agrees. Shortlisted artists receive publication and are invited to take part in a group exhibition. The shortlist is eligible to win either the Main Art Prize or the Emerging Art Prize.

  • If you are shortlisted for the Prize, you will be asked to supply your artwork for the exhibition in Montefollonico (IT). Artists selected for the exhibition will be responsible for transportation (delivery) and insurance costs of artworks.

  • The judging panel members are not to be contacted directly as this can be viewed as an attempt to sway the votes and your entry can then be discarded at Banditto Art’s discretion.