Rotary Award Bologna Valle del Samoggia goes to the most creative installation presented at ARTEFIERA 2019 to promote the diffusion of the culture of art especially among young people and to spread the principles of Rotary on friendship and brotherhood among the nations.

8th Year


The eighth consecutive year of the Rotary Artefiera Award, unchanged the finality, sprade the passion for contemporary art among young people and the principles of friendship and brotherhood, became more tightened the synergies with the Rotary International District 2072 Emilia Romagna and San Marino, with the Rotaract Bologna and with Libera Accademia degli Studi Caravaggeschi "Cardinal Francesco Maria del Monte".

Award to Galleries.
The qualified jury will award a particular work of contemporary art, or a special stand fitted out by a contemporary art gallery within the stand of ARTEFIERA.

Award to Artist.
Financed by young people of Rotaract Bologna will award this year, combined with the Rotary's award, it consist in a prize of money to the artist.

Special award “Andrea Sapone”
In memory of Andrea Sapone , one of the organizers of the event, prematurely disappeared, will be assigned a special prize in money to the artist.

The award ceremony will take place during Artefiera 2019 on Saturday, February
02nd 2019 at 18:00 at the Service Centre of Fiere di Bologna.


  • Roberto Grandi, President, Istituzione Bologna Musei
  • Fabiola Naldi, critic, curator and professor of Contemporary Art, Bologna
  • Paolo Nucci Pagliaro, President, Accademia Studi Caravaggeschi,
  • Davide Rivalta, artist, coordinator Visual Arts Dept, Bologna Fine Arts Academy
  • Elisabetta Stagni, President, Valle del Samoggia Rotary Club Bologna


At this edition, the Jury unanimously acknowledged the very high quality of both galleries and artists, and therefore decided to increase the number of booths selected. With the aim of facilitating the dissemination of art especially among young people as well as the Rotarian principles of friendship and brotherhood among peoples, the Valle del Samoggia Bologna Rotary Award was given to the AF Gallery, and the Rotaract Bologna Award and the special “Andrea Sapone” Award to the artist Sergia Avveduti for her ability to use many different aspects and instruments in her search for different expressive contexts.