Each year, an international call is placed by the COAL Art and Ecology Association for projects that devise and experiment with environmental solutions and bear witness to the transformation of territories, lifestyles, organizations, and means of production.
The COAL Prize, created in 2010, highlights ten projects by artists working on environmental issues in the field of visual arts–one of which is selected as the winner by a jury of esteemed specialists in art, research, ecology, and sustainable development. Entries for this year’s competition are currently being accepted and the winner will be announced in October.
The competition aims to reveal the wealth of responses to current environmental issues generated by artists across the world. Through the process of creation, artists themselves participate in building a new culture concerning sustainability.
The competition intends to present to the general public and political figures alternative means of understanding the complexity of environmental challenges through a multiplicity of views and creative alternatives.
COAL Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the National Centre of Plastic Arts (CNAP), and the Egis group.
Applications are due 11 September 2016 at 12:00AM. Read more about COAL Prize 2016.
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