Coal Prize 2013 | call for entries

Call for entries from contemporary artists for the Coal Prize Art and Environment, an initiative led by the French organisation Coal, the coalition for art and sustainable development. An award of 10 000 Euros is offered.

The Coal Prize Art and Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. Its goals are to promote and support the vital role which art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of ecology. The winner is selected out of ten short-listed by a jury of well-known specialists in art, research, ecology and sustainable development

The 2013 Coal Prize will reward entries that focus on ADAPTATION issues.

Adaptation: This word is at the heart of contemporary thought and strategies used by nations, cities, businesses, and communities in order to cope with climate change. It is the subject of a movement, of appropriation,  of adaptation by artistic creation. It is the term we have selected for  the  2013 COAL Art and Environment Prize.

The award of the 2013 Coal Prize will take place in spring 2013 at Le Laboratoire, a private art center specializing in the blending of art and science.

The prize carries an award of 10 000 euros. Launched in 2010 by the French organization Coal, the coalition for art and sustainable development, the Coal Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, theFrench Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the National Centre of Fine Arts (CNAP), Le Laboratoire, PwC and a private benefactor.

Schedule

Application deadline: February 28th, 2013
The Coal Prize will be awarded in spring 2013

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