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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Do It Different at The Factory
by Morgan Tipping
Category: open category
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Title:
Do It Different at The Factory

Author:
Morgan Tipping

Category:
open category

Description:
I am co-creating an alternative Art School (The Factory) inside a Historic Workhouse in Southwell with with a range of neuro-diverse children, young people and adults from across Nottinghamshire. As the 2019 Trust New Art Creative Fellow at The Workhouse, Southwell I proposed to create a collaborative and inclusive project with disabled creatives of all ages that draws connections to the historic labelling and treatment of disability and asks us to consider how far we have come. The 'Do It Different' projects are inspired and shaped by the diverse sensory experiences of the artists involved and encompass visual, sonic, somatic and movement art forms. Through these projects we creatively investigate and expose determining factors and/or structures that produce or maintain marginalisation. We have created our own Workwear (as pictured), music (Biorhythm project) and ongoing visual and material exploration (at The Factory and in the different centres). We are now moving onto a Biomovement project and film project before the final exhibition in February 2020. The Factory Art school is made up of residents of Southwell’s Caudwell House, Minster View, MenCap Nottinghamshire as well as volunteers, staff and visitors at The Workhouse. How can art catalyze change?: I am interested in exploring the politics of living together by working with communities for long periods of time and confronting ‘the contradictory pull between (artistic) autonomy and social intervention’ (Claire Bishop).
Description:
I am co-creating an alternative Art School (The Factory) inside a Historic Workhouse in Southwell with with a range of neuro-diverse children, young people and adults from across Nottinghamshire. As the 2019 Trust New Art Creative Fellow at The Workhouse, Southwell I proposed to create a collaborative and inclusive project with disabled creatives of all ages that draws connections to the historic labelling and treatment of disability and asks us to consider how far we have come. The 'Do It Different' projects are inspired and shaped by the diverse sensory experiences of the artists involved and encompass visual, sonic, somatic and movement art forms. Through these projects we creatively investigate and expose determining factors and/or structures that produce or maintain marginalisation. We have created our own Workwear (as pictured), music (Biorhythm project) and ongoing visual and material exploration (at The Factory and in the different centres). We are now moving onto a Biomovement project and film project before the final exhibition in February 2020. The Factory Art school is made up of residents of Southwell’s Caudwell House, Minster View, MenCap Nottinghamshire as well as volunteers, staff and visitors at The Workhouse. How can art catalyze change?: I am interested in exploring the politics of living together by working with communities for long periods of time and confronting ‘the contradictory pull between (artistic) autonomy and social intervention’ (Claire Bishop).

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