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International Deadline: May 15, 2014 - The Artraker Annual Award is for contemporary artists / organisations that make a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. Artraker is interested in the significance of the artists’ contribution to change and the co-creation of experiences of freedom in the midst of conflict.
Artraker welcomes submissions from artists of all nationalities, from any country and at any stage of their careers.
Entrants do not have to live or work in the country, conflict zone or region that submissions may be addressing:
Artraker will offer three Award Funds of £2,500 (per Award) for completed work or work that can be further developed. The award winners and 9 shortlisted artists/organisations will be invited to join the Artraker network (“the Artrakers”). The Artrakers’ works will be shown at exhibitions in London and Paris. The award winners will be announced in the run up to International Peace Day, 21 September 2014.
Submissions will be considered in relation to three award categories.
Entries are judged by an international panel of experts from disciplines of arts, conflict, culture, politics and peace. They look for experimentation and engagement, audacity, change and capacity to inspire.
Submissions from all countries are free except for OECD countries, whereas an administration fee of £10.00 will be charged for submissions.
Please find the application guidelines and apply online.
Artraker was launched as an initiative in 2012 and established as a Community Interest Company (CIC) in 2013. It supports exceptional visual arts projects that shape how people and organisations understand, engage and respond to violent conflict and situations of violence.
Artraker is the brainchild of political artist, Manali Jagtap-Nyheim and a group of visionary peace-building, academic, and creative organisations.