Why Social Art?
Social Art is any artistic expression that aims to create social impact and change. This definition delineates the intention of the artist as crucial. Art engages in questioning and rethinking existing systems and paradigms. Artists are visionaries, utopists, agents for change, with the ability to affect society by creating emotionally captivating experiences. It is aesthetic revolution that preludes societal revolution.
The New Greening vision highly values nature and the restoration of degraded environments. It offers beneficial impacts for planetary and public health, and well-being. New Greening focuses on positive and sustainable futures, mitigating pollution and climate change while providing opportunities for socio-economic rethinking and recovery.
The Social Art Award
The goal of this award (launched in 2017) is to invigorate the rise of Social Art. We need more people to inspire zest for transformation – even if this approach dissents from the widely claimed autonomy of art. The award explores and clusters the field, and seeks to raise attention for Social Art. Furthermore, the award aims at strengthening the recognition of social artists and the value of their work. Thus, promoting the importance of Social Art for society and its action-oriented participatory projects.
Are you a Social Artist?
We’d love to connect with you – Open Call will be announced in early 2023
We deeply believe that we can only solve the complex global problems that humanity faces today with openness, inclusiveness, and purpose-driven collaboration at the intersection of art, science and innovation. With different events such as workshops, symposiums, and interviews, we want to explore new co-creation formats and catalyze empowering, innovative and bold interdisciplinary conversations that foster creative solutions and symbiotic actions.
Social Artist Network
Institute for Art and Innovation
The Institute for Art and Innovation (IFAI) strongly credits the arts to enhance our humanity, to stimulate us to action, and to connect people from around the world.
The organization specializes in the facilitation of transdisciplinary interventions and collaborations at the intersection of art, science, technology and innovation. We bring thought-provoking visions to regeneration to life and love to drive impact. Our interdisciplinary projects together with a global network provide: intelligent innovative strategies, enriching ideation and research, reach for new audiences, and knowledge aggregation, all while fostering tangible results.
The Institute is an independent, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization based in Berlin, Germany.
IT’S TIME TO CO-CREATE POSITIVE FUTURES!
We are proud of our supporters and join forces with progressive networks, amazing change-makers and initiatives as well as with forward-leading organizations. Grounded in the UN’s Global Goals for Sustainable Development, we aim at bringing the imagination of a New Greening world and sustainable development alive.
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