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 a digital copy of the award book and have the chance to buy a printed one. The winners for the Social Art Award 2019 were announced by December 31, 2019. Stay tuned for next edition to be opened in 2021.

The prize money is 1.000 EUR. It will be distributed between the three selected winners. They also will present their artwork in Berlin, Germany in Spring 2020. The 10+2 shortlisted artists will receive a professional feedback by jury. The printouts of the 50 artists identified by the preselection of the jury will be touring globally and 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?

When the Open Call is on, 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 or documentation shots of projects. You will have to provide one image, a description and a short comment regarding the relation to social art.

When do applications open?

Application will be opened in 2021.

When do applications close?

The application deadline for the Social Art Award 2019 was December 15, 2019 – 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?


When will the public voting take place?

The public voting was open from December 20 till December 28, 2019.

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 established the Social Art Award in 2017. The accompanying book supports the spread and recognition 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.

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