FAQ

What is the Social Art Award?

The Social Art Award aims at invigorating the rise of social art by exploring the field and raising attention for social art. Furthermore, the award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Hence, it cherishes the importance of social art for society.

 

Why should I apply?

Do you want your work to be recognized as Social Art? If so, this award gives you the chance, to gain acknowledgment. We invite you to become part of a movement, as we need more people to create impact and to inspire change.

All applicants of the award will receive 2 printed copies, plus the digital version of the award book.

Furthermore, the winner receives 1.000 EUR in prize money. The three selected winners for the exhibition present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in August/ September 2017. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by jury. The 50 artists of the preselection will be published in the official award book. The 50 preselected artists will receive additional exposure through pr and social media together with a honorary mention.

 

How to apply?

You can apply by sharing an artwork related to social art. Please use the button “upload contribution” in the form on the application page to submit your artworks and projects. You will have to provide one image, a description and a short comment regarding the relation to social art.

 

When do applications open?

Applications open at January 20th, 2017.

 

When do applications close?

The application deadline is March 31, 2017 – 11:59pm CET

 

Who can participate?

All artists and cultural actors are invited to apply with their work they consider relevant for the field of social art. There are no restrictions based on gender, training or nationality.

 

Is there a registration fee?

Yes. The registration fee is 50.00 EUR for each work. If you submit two works it is 100.00 EUR etc. The reduced registration fee is 25.00 EUR for each work. If you submit two works it is 50.00 EUR etc.
Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) pay 0 EUR – they participate free of charge!

 

Who is eligible for the reduced registration fee?

Equal participation from artists and cultural actors from all over the world is promoted. There is a reduced registration fee possible to make this Open Call globally accessible and inclusive. Eligible for reduced fees are applicants under 25 years. Citizens of eligible countries (please check list of UN) pay 0 EUR – they participate free of charge!
Please send a copy of your passport indicating age and/or place of birth and residence to  prove eligibility –  support@social-art-award.org.

 

Who is organizing the Social Art Award?

The Social Art Award is an independent and not for profit initiative by the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V., based in Berlin, Germany.

 

What is the Institute for Art and Innovation e.V.?

The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is a multidisciplinary institute that explores and promotes art and innovation as a means to foster social impact and change. For this purpose the institute establishes the Social Art Award. The accompanying book supports the spread of Social Art, the artists and their work. Furthermore the institute undertakes research, training, production and exchange. The Institute for Art and Innovation e.V. is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.

 

What are the terms and conditions?

Find the terms and conditions here.

Are you a Social Artist?
TOP 3 winners of the SOCIAL ART AWARD participate in the exhibition SEPTEMBER 4-10, 2017 at WHITECONCEPTS Gallery, Berlin. Please feel invited to the OPENING on SEPTEMBER 5, 19:00
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