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 by artists coming from 65 countries across all continents. 

The winners of The Social Art Award 2019 are Narcissa Gold (USA), Melinda Mouzannar (Lebanon) and Bogna Grazyna (Poland/Germany). The Honorary Mention goes to Kingson Kin Sing Chan (Hong Kong/UK). 

Below you find the artworks, that passed the initial jury round. The public voting took place till 30 December and is a tool to give more public visibility to the topic and the artworks. It does not replace the final jury judgment. There were two wildcards for the most voted artworks that entered the final shortlist

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, a 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, but it’s also about feeling a deep connection and showing love and respect for each other.
Thank you all for sharing your great and inspirational work and look at all the great contributions!

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You are in control
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You are in control

Author:
Fine Acts

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open category

Description:
Art is a weapon. TheAmmo.org by Fine Acts is a free vault with awesome socially engaged visual content, open to anyone to use or adapt non commercially. All intellectual property sits with Fine Acts, and is published under a Creative Commons license. NGOs and activists often lack the capacity and resources to make their work or campaigns visible. We know that powerful visual content will not only drive coverage but will foster empathy and push engagement. All works at TheAmmo.org have been produced within the context of SPRINTS, an original format developed by the Fine Acts Foundation. It explores the intersection of human rights and visual arts and demonstrates the potential of art to communicate human rights messages in a creative and engaging way. Visual artists – graphic designers, typographists, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers – are invited to a creative bootcamp to work on a specific topic. Participants are briefed by experts and then have 48 hours to develop and produce a visual artwork that communicates a respective message. All artists are supported by a high-profile pool of mentors (activists, journalists, nonprofit leaders and various creative professionals) and have a dedicated budget for the execution of the work. Each SPRINTS ends with a pop-up exhibition, open to the public. Work: Atanas Giew for Fine Acts. How can art catalyze change?: Today, information needs to be presented in ways that rise above the endless flow of data, and give people space to contemplate. Facts contradicting convictions are met with resistance; one needs to tap into emotions. Art can translate complex issues into a language that makes people care and act.
Description:
Art is a weapon. TheAmmo.org by Fine Acts is a free vault with awesome socially engaged visual content, open to anyone to use or adapt non commercially. All intellectual property sits with Fine Acts, and is published under a Creative Commons license. NGOs and activists often lack the capacity and resources to make their work or campaigns visible. We know that powerful visual content will not only drive coverage but will foster empathy and push engagement. All works at TheAmmo.org have been produced within the context of SPRINTS, an original format developed by the Fine Acts Foundation. It explores the intersection of human rights and visual arts and demonstrates the potential of art to communicate human rights messages in a creative and engaging way. Visual artists – graphic designers, typographists, illustrators, filmmakers and photographers – are invited to a creative bootcamp to work on a specific topic. Participants are briefed by experts and then have 48 hours to develop and produce a visual artwork that communicates a respective message. All artists are supported by a high-profile pool of mentors (activists, journalists, nonprofit leaders and various creative professionals) and have a dedicated budget for the execution of the work. Each SPRINTS ends with a pop-up exhibition, open to the public. Work: Atanas Giew for Fine Acts. How can art catalyze change?: Today, information needs to be presented in ways that rise above the endless flow of data, and give people space to contemplate. Facts contradicting convictions are met with resistance; one needs to tap into emotions. Art can translate complex issues into a language that makes people care and act.

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