That is why I believe we really need more socially engaged artists to help us find new ways towards regenerative futures and envision and imagine new worlds that people would like to live in.
It is essential for us to promote the importance of social art for society and strengthen social artists' recognition and the value of their work, especially as the art market is usually not open for such positions.
In 2017, the first year of the award, it started as an experiment, whether artists would react to the terms of Social Art.
We were excited to receive artworks from 128 countries, presenting how they practice and define socially engaged art.
We decided to go with the New Greening topic for this year’s award, to call on creative people to start imagining and realising a future of regeneration and restoration of nature - basically a better life for all living being on the planet.
We would like to hear what artists have to say about that.
Can they convince us with their applications to open, interrogate and invigorate the prevailing fabric of understanding that science, technology and governmental policies, such as the Green New Deals, emerge from?
With the award, we want to generate conversation and exchange visions on possible and hopeful futures.
We wish to figure out what could be changed together.