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 Jaroslawski (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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COMMUNITY MAKING PROJECT
by JENNY DUNN
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Title:
COMMUNITY MAKING PROJECT

Author:
JENNY DUNN

Category:
open category

Description:
This photo is a communal cooking and cultural exchange session as part of the Community Making project where a ‘deconstructed’ and mobile community space was co-designed and co-built with Columbia Tenant’s and Resident’s Association of the Dorset Estate in East London, where I myself am a resident. We wanted to address challenges and issues on the estates and this led to the project focusing on our shared green spaces and how there are few places or opportunities for our highly diverse community to come together and integrate, regardless of age, race, culture or background. The cart goes out into the public life of the estate and asks what can we do together in our common spaces. It hosts events from tea and cake gatherings and cooking lessons to history discussions and kid’s arts and crafts. See the short film about the project at https://vimeo.com/290995201 How can art catalyze change?: Creative approaches can connect more deeply than formal politics, and can have the power to take people along with otherwise very radical changes to their lives. Commoning projects, where communities come together around a shared asset and goal, are ways of creating small-scale examples for future, more sustainable possibilities. They offer opportunities for a cultural shift: changing how we work together and think about resources.
Description:
This photo is a communal cooking and cultural exchange session as part of the Community Making project where a ‘deconstructed’ and mobile community space was co-designed and co-built with Columbia Tenant’s and Resident’s Association of the Dorset Estate in East London, where I myself am a resident. We wanted to address challenges and issues on the estates and this led to the project focusing on our shared green spaces and how there are few places or opportunities for our highly diverse community to come together and integrate, regardless of age, race, culture or background. The cart goes out into the public life of the estate and asks what can we do together in our common spaces. It hosts events from tea and cake gatherings and cooking lessons to history discussions and kid’s arts and crafts. See the short film about the project at https://vimeo.com/290995201 How can art catalyze change?: Creative approaches can connect more deeply than formal politics, and can have the power to take people along with otherwise very radical changes to their lives. Commoning projects, where communities come together around a shared asset and goal, are ways of creating small-scale examples for future, more sustainable possibilities. They offer opportunities for a cultural shift: changing how we work together and think about resources.

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