The aim of the award is to promote social art, which can catalyze change in society, foster social, ecological or political impact and change. It is open to artists, groups, collectives.
To apply, please use the “upload contribution” button below. You can apply with any type of artwork (installation, sculpture/object, painting, video, music, artistic intervention, etc.). Yet you require a captivating image that visualizes your artwork. This image you will upload to the contest, explanations and details you can add in the description field.
In the field “category” please select, if you like to participate in the open call or in the call for a symbol.
Application is open from November 9, 2019 until December 15, 2019.
Goal of the Social Art Award
The Social Art Award is an initiative by the Institute for Art and Innovation. The goal of the Award is to explore and promote social art as a mean to foster social, ecological or political impact and change. The Award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work.
Terms and conditions:
1. By submitting to the Social Art Award 2019 the applicant hereby accepts these Competition Rules (Terms and Conditions).
2.1. The Award is open to anyone aged 18 years and over. There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.
2.2. Applicants can submit one or more artworks/ projects, of any medium. Each submission must be based on a short description in English language and one image (photo or video/film still or other visualization) . The artworks/ projects must be accurately portrayed through the image submitted.
2.3. The applicants must be the owner of the artworks and the works submitted must be of their own origination. The applicants must hold all moral and intellectual property rights.
2.4. If selected for the exhibition, the applicants are responsible for transporting the original art work or proper material to the exhibition.
3.1. To participate in the Social Art Award 2019 the applicant must upload one image and a short description of the submitted artwork/ project at www.social-art-award.org/apply
3.2. Applications must be submitted by December 15, 2019 – 11:59pm CET.
3.3. Any support requests must be directed to email@example.com before the closing time.
3.4. The image submitted must be no smaller than 0,2MB and no larger than 1MB (Recommended width of digital image: 2000 pixel). Should the submission get selected for the second stage of the award selection process, the applicant must be able to supply a high resolution image (10 x 15 cm, 300 dpi) suitable for printing. If the image quality is not good enough, it will lead to the cancellation of the application.
3.5. The description of the submitted artwork/ project should not extend 500 characters. The description should give a vital introduction to the artwork/ project and the impact generated. The second field should describe the relation of the artwork/ project submitted to the field of social art (not extending 200 characters). All descriptions must be delivered in English language.
3.6. By submitting to the Award the applicant agrees and acknowledges that the Social Art Award and the Institute for Art and Innovation is permitted to receive the applicant’s registration data.
3.7. By submitting to the Award the applicant agrees that the Social Art Award and the Institute for Art and Innovation, may reproduce their work (at no fee) for communication purposes (including press, publicity, website, social media, promotion, catalog, books and any other printed or digital material in relation to the Social Art Award and the Institute for Art and Innovation), excluding for resale.
3.8. By submitting to the Award the applicant agrees to be placed on the mailing lists for newsletters or announcements of future calls and projects by the Institute for Art and Innovation.
3.9. By submitting to the Award the applicant agrees that peaceful change makers from around the world might use the images for their non-commercial activities related to peaceful, non-violent transformation processes.
4.1. There is no registration fee to enter the award.
5.1. All applications submitted by December 15, 2019 – 11.59pm CET enter the selection process.
5.2. The three-staged selection process runs from December 16 till December 31, 2019.
5.3. At the selection stage 1, the 50 most promising submissions to be published in the Social Art Award Book will be chosen. Those applicants will be noticed by email till December 20, 2019. To be eligible for the book, they will have to submit the extended application form consisting of a one pager and printable images in high resolution. The link to the extended application form will be provided in the notice email. Missing information or poor image quality will lead to the cancellation of the application.
5.4. At stage 2 a shortlist of 10 (+2 from public voting) will be selected for the final judgement.
5.5. At stage 3, the final judgement by the jury selects the 3 winners of the Social Art Award 2019. These will be officially announced at the award ceremony and opening of the exhibition of the Social Art Award in Spring 2020 in Berlin, Germany.
5.6. The decisions of the jury and the organization team of the Social Art Award 2019 are final and no negotiation is accepted in regard of that.
6.1. There are 2 wild cards based on public voting. The 2 most voted artworks/ projects will enter the final judgement, stage 3 of the selection process.
6.2. The artworks/ projects selected at stage 1 of the selection process will enter the public voting.
6.3. The public voting opens December 20, 2019 - 00.01am CET and closes December 28 2019 – 11.59pm CET
Award and Prizes
7.1. It is the goal of the Social Art Award to invigorate social art and strengthen social artists. The award recognizes the efforts and quality of artworks and projects in the field of social art. Additionally to the online platform, a printed book, the ceremony and the traveling group exhibition extend the reach, create publicity, and build awareness for the field of social art and the artists and cultural producers involved and enhancing the discussion around the topic. The applicants gain recognition and add value for their professional career.
7.2. The selected submissions of stage 1 will be covered and published in a book. They must be prepared to send up to 3 printable images in high resolution upon request.
7.3. The 3 selected artists of stage 2 will additionally present their artwork/ projects during a group exhibition in Berlin, Germany in Spring 2020. Given that they provide the necessary extended information including up to 3 printable images in high resolution.
7.4. All applicants will receive a digital version of the book free of charge. They can order printed copies on their own costs.
8.1. The decisions of the awarding jury are unrecallable and undeniable. Each applicant gives to The Institute for Art and Innovation, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation and communication to the public, in any manner and without exception, for their works and for the texts submitted for the selection.
8.2. Each applicant gives to peaceful change makers around the world, without any compensation, the rights of reproduction, exhibition, publication, translation and communication to the public, to support their cause, for their works and for the texts submitted for the selection.