NEW The ROGATCHI FOUNDATION HELICON ANNUAL AWARD FOR ASPIRING ARTIST

The Rogatchi Foundation introduced its new Special Art Award in conjunction and cooperation with Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts, Literature and Music Award

The Rogatchi Foundation New HELICON Award for Aspiring Artists

The Rogatchi Foundation is pleased to introduce a new Special Art Award, HELICON Award for Aspiring Artists.

In continuing  cooperation with our partners from Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts, Literature and Music Award conducted by dedicated team of the ISS, Italian National Institute for National Health under the leadership of the ISS director, professor Domenica Taruscio, The Rogatchi Foundation has decided to stimulate the emerging artists and anyone who is submitting their art works for the Il Volo di Pegaso contest, with appreciation of their talent and aspiration by a Special Art Award. 

The HELICON Art Award will be awarded annually at the Il Volo di Pegaso Award ceremony in Rome, Italy, to the best Aspiring Artist among those professionals and amateurs, adults and beginners, everyone who has submitted their artworks in all categories of art submissions of the content: visual arts, sculpture, design, photography, digital art. 

The HELICON Award consists of Special HELICON Diploma of The Rogatchi Foundation for Aspiring Artist in Il Volo di Pegaso annual contest and valuable original artwork. 

The name of The Rogatchi Special Art Award in conjunction with Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts, Literature and Music Award comes as reflection on the Pegasus story. As it is known from mythology, Pegasus struck twice the rocks of the Mountain of Muses, Helicon. Mythology maintains that Pegasus’ strokes originated two sources of inspiration. 

There is also a geographical parallel: although Helicon mountain is believed to be situated in Greece and is enlisted by UNESCO as a cultural heritage of mankind, there is the opinion attributing the location of Helicon Mountain to Sicily. The famous Sicilian Rocca Salvatesta is referred to as Helicon, especially because the river that starts from there is Helicon river. 

As a metaphor for creativity and inspiration, HELICON has originated in Roman and Italian culture from  the time of Ovid, Ovidius Naso who had written in his timeless Metamorphoses on Minerva visiting Helicon, the Mountain of Muses. Further on, Helicon has become an established symbol of inspiration thanks to the numerous works of Italian poets of the Renaissance. 

The Rogatchi Foundation is very pleased to introduce the HELICON Award to Aspiring Artist in conjunction and cooperation with Il Volo di Pegaso Italian National Arts, Literature and Music Award. The first recipient of the HELICON Award of The Rogatchi Foundation will be announced at the Il Volo di Pegaso XII Edition ceremony in Rome on February 24th, 2020.