Applications for the COAL Prize 2022 on the Oceans are now open. The ocean is our geographic, dreamlike, and political horizon. While the United Nations proclaimed the Decade of Ocean Sciences for Sustainable Development 2021-2030, the COAL Prize 2022 invites artists from around the world to explore these submerged universes to make them accessible to as many people as possible; to reveal what is playing out in the belly of the ocean, from its abyss twenty thousand leagues under the sea to its surface, to give to see and feel what is still unknown; and to imagine new concrete actions to rekindle resilience with the water worlds.
Created in 2010 by the COAL association, the COAL Prize has in ten years become a vehicle for the identification, promotion, and dissemination of artists all over the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they contribute to making changes visible, in building a new collective narrative, a new imaginary world, a common heritage, a positive, optimistic and necessary framework, to help everyone find the means and the motivation to implement necessary changes for a shared and livable Earth.
Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the theme – OCEANS), originality (the ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design and feasibility.
The application should include the following documents in a single PDF saved as SURNAME_Name_2022_Project-title, and not exceeding 30 Mb:
All applications are to be submitted by March 1, 2022, at 11:59 pm at the latest via the COAL server.
Lastly, It is important to visit the official website link found below to access the application form.