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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Insight Out
by Gabriela Acosta Camacho Carmen Lamptey
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Title:
Insight Out

Author:
Gabriela Acosta Camacho Carmen Lamptey

Category:
open category

Description:
Insight Out is a social art project that combines philosophy, spoken word, graffiti, dance, and film, in a collaborative endeavor between young people in a youth custodial institution and professional artists. We developed a multidisciplinary artistic program for the NGO Young in Prison (YiP), in which a group of renowned artists worked with ten youngsters from the Teylingereind youth custodial institution on an interdisciplinary artistic short film based on the philosophical question ‘What is freedom?' YiP is an organization that helps young people in conflict with the law to make a positive contribution to society by means of programs for personal development in prison and thereafter. Our social art project resulted in the development of an innovative artistic method for the youth custodial institution. The interdisciplinary short film will be used for information and debate with a wider audience and to attract other youth custodial institutions to start working with the method. Insight Out won the Graduation Prize 2019 from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, category Master. How can art catalyze change?: Insight Out was a collaborative practice with Young in Prison, the custodial institution Teylingereind, young people in conflict with the law, and a team of professional artists. The project was based on a method to develop positive behavioral change. Our aim was to help the young participants to realize their potential to positively contribute to society. The participants showed change already during the execution of the project. The interdisciplinary artistic short film is not the end result but a conversation starter. It opens up possibilities to catalyze change outside prison walls as well: it is a powerful way to contribute to a better representation of this target group.
Description:
Insight Out is a social art project that combines philosophy, spoken word, graffiti, dance, and film, in a collaborative endeavor between young people in a youth custodial institution and professional artists. We developed a multidisciplinary artistic program for the NGO Young in Prison (YiP), in which a group of renowned artists worked with ten youngsters from the Teylingereind youth custodial institution on an interdisciplinary artistic short film based on the philosophical question ‘What is freedom?' YiP is an organization that helps young people in conflict with the law to make a positive contribution to society by means of programs for personal development in prison and thereafter. Our social art project resulted in the development of an innovative artistic method for the youth custodial institution. The interdisciplinary short film will be used for information and debate with a wider audience and to attract other youth custodial institutions to start working with the method. Insight Out won the Graduation Prize 2019 from the Amsterdam University of the Arts, category Master. How can art catalyze change?: Insight Out was a collaborative practice with Young in Prison, the custodial institution Teylingereind, young people in conflict with the law, and a team of professional artists. The project was based on a method to develop positive behavioral change. Our aim was to help the young participants to realize their potential to positively contribute to society. The participants showed change already during the execution of the project. The interdisciplinary artistic short film is not the end result but a conversation starter. It opens up possibilities to catalyze change outside prison walls as well: it is a powerful way to contribute to a better representation of this target group.

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