In collaboration with OPEN CARE


NABA launches the competition “The Global Contemporary - The pictured collection” the best 5 projects will recieve 5 scholarships for the Master in Contemporary Art Markets in September 2018


Students are invited to submit a dossier containing 15 works, comparing contemporary art with works from different cultures and periods. Consulting exhibition catalogues, auction house and gallery websites, candidates are required to select a collection of works, which are to be described individually in a data sheet (author, technique, date, size, origin and price, where available) and write an introductory text presenting the collection and the reasons behind their choices.



The competition is open to candidates with a three-year bachelor’s degree or a level I academic diploma, (or who are waiting to attain this qualification within the last session of a.y.2017/18), in arts, humanities, economics or legal disciplines, interested in learning more about the art market and the valorisation of collections. The competition is also open to candidates with proven professional experience in the art world.


The five best projects will be awarded a scholarship for partial coverage of the tuition fee to attend the Academic Master in Contemporary Art Markets starting in September 2018.

• 1st prize: nr. 1 scholarship covering 60% of the tuition fee to attend the Program
• 2nd prize: nr. 1 scholarship covering 50% of the tuition fee to attend the Program
• 3rd prize: nr. 1 scholarship covering 40% of the tuition fee to attend the Program
• 2 special mentions covering 20% of the tuition fee to attend the Program


May 11th 2018 - Deadline for submitting applications and projects
June 5th 2018 - Communication of results to participants
June 13th 2018 - Deadline for winners to matriculate

Projects in digital format must be uploaded to the following address:
or sent by e-mail to:
Paper works must be sent to:
NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
International Admissions Office
Via Darwin, 20
20143 Milan, Italy
When you submit your project, you will receive a confirmation within 48 hours that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation, let us know at: