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Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

Creative Climate Awards (New York, NY) – Call For Artists

[Side Arts Certified Sponsored Listing] The Human Impacts Institute announces an open call for the 2023 Creative Climate Awards, with the theme of Inspiring a Climate Renaissance.

The Human Impacts Institute’s Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works. In an effort to inspire us to think more critically about our actions and their impacts, the Creative Climate Awards program uses the arts and creativity to share knowledge, broaden the climate conversation, educate, and incite action. The Creative Climate Awards are a month-long festival of virtual conversations, screenings, artist talks, and a citywide exhibit in New York City.

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Enter by: 27 February 2023

Submissions should address the following prompt: How does your work inspire innovation, collaboration and action for climate justice?

Mediums: All 2D works, films (shorts and features), 3D works (sculptures and installations), and performances (dance, theater, music). Only completed pieces will be considered. Please, do not submit concept notes or requests for commissions.

Artists are responsible for costs of shipping works to and from NYC. Performers must be able to perform in NYC between April 16th and May 14th, 2023.

Selections announced: March 13th, 2023

Creative Climate Awards Artist Benefits

  • US$300 participation award
  • A month long exhibit in NYC
  • Work viewed by our mentors and partners
  • Potential to lead a virtual master class
  • Present your work through HII social media takeovers
  • Meet-and-greet curators, mentor, judge and artists events

The CCA provides an opportunity to creatively engage tens-of-thousands of people in climate action, while having your work seen by judges and mentors—some of the top artists, curators, art institutions, and international leaders in the world. Past participants include leaders from the Brooklyn Museum, MOCADA, Children’s Museum of NY, PBS, and All Arts/WNET.

About the Human Impacts Institute

Human Impacts Institute is an association which supports arts and culture to inspire action for a just and thriving world. Through exhibitions, salons, training, education, storytelling, and conversations, their missions are to highlight new voices of leadership, connect you to solutions in engaging ways, and welcome you to a diverse, creative community that is addressing the root causes of the climate crisis. The Institute works in city streets, schools, galleries, and museums, bringing people together to promote equitable solutions in positive and creative ways.

The first edition of the Creative Climate Awards was in 2012, and every year since, Human Impacts Institute has been organizing an open call to find and value innovative artists and new ways to experiment in inspiring positive human impacts. We are always looking for new partnerships to create a network of artists coming from different countries.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

For more information, contact programs@humanimpactsinstitute.org.


Courthouse Expansion (Concord, NC) – Call For Artists

Courthouse Expansion (Concord, NC) – Call For Artists

[Sponsored Listing] Cabarrus County, North Carolina is seeking artists or artist collaborations to create innovative, original, and site-specific artwork for the Cabarrus County Courthouse Expansion that is currently under construction in downtown Concord, NC.

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Enter by: 20 Dec 2021

The Art Selection Committee for this project is seeking an artist or artist team who can understand and express, in a suspended, permanently-installed, large-scale piece, the Courthouse’s role in providing sound and fair justice. The location of the art will be in the main public lobby, where high windows afford views of the artwork from outside the building on three sides, as well as inside.

The total public art budget for the Courthouse Expansion project, including all aspects of design, fabrication, transport, and installation, is $350,000. One (1) to three (3) finalists will each receive a $2,500 stipend to cover design costs for their proposal and travel/ presentation.

About the Cabarrus County Courthouse

When completed, the new Cabarrus County Courthouse will be a 313,000 SF court facility that includes a new 240,000 SF addition to the existing 1975 courthouse. Together with the new construction, the existing 73,000 SF facility will undergo complete interior renovation and repurposing to fulfill long-term, multi-generational space requirements.

As noted in the Designers’ Narrative for the project, “While the existing courthouse fronting Union Street will be completely renovated, a new addition and public entry (off Means Ave Pedestrian Plaza) will reshape the identity of the courthouse campus. The intentional siting of this new primary entry is the defining element of the concept.”

Similarly, the artwork commissioned for this project will reshape and help define the perceptions of those entering or passing the Courthouse and frame a new experience of a ‘house of justice.’
The artwork will not only complement the architecture of the building, and provide an attraction – and distraction – for those entering; but also it shall help shift mindsets.

For more information, contact kdbilafer@cabarruscounty.us.