Award 2019

The Open Call for the Social Art Award 2019 under the topic “We are the People – Peaceful Revolutions” was closed on December 15, 2019. We are very impressed by 558 submissions that were contributed from artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. The best ones you find below.

The focus diversity of applications shows that artists are active in the multi-faceted fields of socially engaged art reflecting on wars, genocides, femicides, traumata, violence against refugees, children, women, men, disabled people, LGBTIQs, animals. They share feelings for the planet and its living species, but also showing hopelessness due to complex crises be it climate change (e.g. in regard to water pollution), capitalism, corruption, violation against human rights, nature, protected national parks. Many of the artists are constantly trying to give a voice to the poorest or empower unheard social groups.
It’s not only about peaceful revolutions, it’s about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other. Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work!

Now it’s time to invite your friends and look at all the great contributions!

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgement. There are two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist.

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(small but) FIERCE
by Lady Kitt
Category: open category
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Title:
(small but) FIERCE

Author:
Lady Kitt

Category:
open category

Description:
“(small but) FEIRCE” is an ongoing, international project disrupting, questioning & having fun with what a children's magazine can / should be. The project is made by children and young people (250 have been involved so far!). They make artwork, write interview questions, have ideas for workshops, suggest artists to focus on and make lots of big decisions about what the project is and does. A statement collaboratively written by adults and children involved in the project: “We want all children and young people to have the chance to be rebels, to be fierce, to have their voices heard and to change things in the world that are important to them. Lots of children read books&magazine made for them by adults about things adults think children like. These magazine / books sometimes end up in museums, libraries, archives, galleries. This makes it look like all children are interested in is princesses, football and cute baby animals. They are full of things that we don’t like; adverts, sexism, plastic toys that damage the planet, rubbish stories that were probably written by a computer not even a person. Our magazine is different, it can be everything we can imagine: online games, craftivist projects, good things we do in the world. We want people to know children are strong, determined, well-informed, complicated. We think this project will help us to show these things.” Image: Editorial team of young people working on “(small but) FIERCE” an international art and activism magazine for and by children, UK. 2018 How can art catalyze change?: Through building, galvanising, supporting and celebrating powerful communities, giving us autonomy to create physical emotional and conceptual things. Through this we realise we can change the world.
Description:
“(small but) FEIRCE” is an ongoing, international project disrupting, questioning & having fun with what a children's magazine can / should be. The project is made by children and young people (250 have been involved so far!). They make artwork, write interview questions, have ideas for workshops, suggest artists to focus on and make lots of big decisions about what the project is and does. A statement collaboratively written by adults and children involved in the project: “We want all children and young people to have the chance to be rebels, to be fierce, to have their voices heard and to change things in the world that are important to them. Lots of children read books&magazine made for them by adults about things adults think children like. These magazine / books sometimes end up in museums, libraries, archives, galleries. This makes it look like all children are interested in is princesses, football and cute baby animals. They are full of things that we don’t like; adverts, sexism, plastic toys that damage the planet, rubbish stories that were probably written by a computer not even a person. Our magazine is different, it can be everything we can imagine: online games, craftivist projects, good things we do in the world. We want people to know children are strong, determined, well-informed, complicated. We think this project will help us to show these things.” Image: Editorial team of young people working on “(small but) FIERCE” an international art and activism magazine for and by children, UK. 2018 How can art catalyze change?: Through building, galvanising, supporting and celebrating powerful communities, giving us autonomy to create physical emotional and conceptual things. Through this we realise we can change the world.

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