Sustainability First Art Prize

Sustainability First launches an Art Prize to invite original, radical ideas and visions in response to the question: ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’.

We are inviting original, radical ideas and visions in response to the question:
‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’
The Sustainability First Art Prize is open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. Images of up to 3 works can be submitted online only per person. The works must be original, created in any media – including but not limited to painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, video and installation.
The winning artist will receive a prize of £1000 with £300 for second prize and £200 for third prize. We have brought together a high profile panel of judges spanning visual arts and sustainability including:
Jeremy Till—Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts
Kate Bryan – Head of Collections, Soho House and Arts Broadcaster
Tabish Khan – Art Critic, the Londonist and Regulatory Manager, British Gas
Geraldine Cox – Artist in Residence at Imperial College London
Sam Gare – Artist and Co-Founder, the Wilderness Art Collective
Jo de Montgros – Founder, Destination0 and Partner, Everoze
Phil Barton – Chair, Sustainability First
The judging criteria will include: relevance to the theme; creativity and originality; and overall impression / quality of the artwork. We will notify shortlisted artist during week beginning 9 June 2020. We plan to hold an online prize-giving event on 8 July 2020, with a digital exhibition and catalogue of shortlisted works.
Attached is a link to the full competition advert and a link to the terms and conditions of competition entry.
We are also conducting a survey to gather wider views on ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future’. We would be grateful if you could fill in the survey by clicking on this link.
To apply – please complete our online application form before the deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm, and review the rules for entry. For further information, please contact: artprize@sustainabilityfirst.org.uk or visit our website: www.sustainabilityfirst.org.uk.

Sustainability First is a think tank and charity that promotes practical ways to improve environmental, social and economic wellbeing in public utilities such as energy, water and communications.

Sustainability First recently launched the Sustainable Futures Art Project, which brings together knowledge from these sectors and art practice, to encourage dialogue, change behaviours, educate and inspire people. A key part of this programme is an Art Prize to invite original, radical ideas and visions in response to the question: ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’

The Sustainability First Art Prize is open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18 years. Images of up to 3 works can be submitted online only per person. The works must be original, created in any media – including but not limited to painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, video and installation.

The winning artist will receive a prize of £1000 with £300 for second prize and £200 for third prize. We have brought together a high profile panel of judges spanning visual arts and sustainability including:

Jeremy Till, Head of Central Saint Martins and Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of the Arts

Kate Bryan, Head of Collections, Soho House and Arts Broadcaster

Tabish Khan, Art Critic, the Londonist and Regulatory Manager, British Gas

Geraldine Cox, Artist in Residence at Imperial College London

Sam Gare, Artist and Co-Founder, the Wilderness Art Collective

Jo de Montgros, Founder, Destination0 and Partner, Everoze

Phil Barton, Chair, Sustainability First

The judging criteria will include: relevance to the theme; creativity and originality; and overall impression / quality of the artwork. Shortlisted artists will be notified during the week beginning 9 June 2020. Sustainability Firstplan to hold an online prize-giving event on 8 July 2020, with a digital exhibition and catalogue of shortlisted works.

Deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm

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