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The COAL Prize 2018 honours artists dealing with ecology issues – Call for applications

The COAL Prize 2018 honours artists dealing with ecology issues – Call for applications

The COAL Prize 2018 honours artists dealing with ecology issues

Deadline: 31 July 2018

Since its creation in 2010, the COAL Prize, launched by the COAL Art and Ecology non-profit organisation with the sponsorship of the French Ministry of Culture and the French Ministry of Environmental Development, has become an international meeting place for artists who choose to tackle the main universal issue of our time: ecology.

The global ecological crisis now affects all societies, territories and activities, whether through climate change, depletion of resources, various forms of pollution or loss of biodiversity. The solutions to this crisis cannot only be political and technical; culture can be a major player, and this is what COAL is aiming to promote.

The COAL Prize is open to artists from all over the world who use their creativity to devise and experiment with solutions and bear witness to the transformation of territories, lifestyles, organisations and means of production, while making a contribution to the process themselves and suggesting changes that will lead towards a more sustainable world.

To apply for the COAL Prize, applicants should send the following documents together in a single PDF file (maximum of 20 pages) by uploading them here:

  • The completed application form;
  • A description of the proposed project, detailing its artistic dimension and its relevance to environmental issues;
  • Two HD visuals illustrating the project;
  • A note on the technical aspects of the project, especially in terms of construction and means of production;
  • An estimated budget;
  • A curriculum vitae and a portfolio.

Every year, the COAL Prize highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts. One of them is awarded the COAL Prize by a jury of high-profile personalities from the domains of art and ecology. The prize winner receives an award of €5,000 and is invited for a residency, including additional production aid, at Domaine de Belval (Ardennes, France) by the François Sommer Foundation.

The deadline for applications is 31 July 2018.

The COAL Prize will be awarded in October 2018, in Paris.

For more information about the COAL Prize 2018, please click here, and to download the call for entries, please click here

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