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Call for entries COAL Prize 2018


The COAL Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organizations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the means and the motivation to implement the changes needed for a more sustainable and just world.


This prize, created by the COAL organization which incidentally celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, has become a vehicle for identification, promotion and dissemination of these artists to the general public, political actors and professionals of culture as well as of ecology. Each year, it honors ten projects in the field of visual arts relating to environmental issues, which are selected through an international open call. Though only one of them is awarded the COAL Prize, all the artists and projects considered by COAL and the selection committee will become part of a network which COAL may invite or endorse for other relevant opportunities and projects carried out by the association.


Application deadline : July 31, 2018

The Coal Prize 2018 will be awarded in October in Paris, at a ceremony organized in partnership with the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation, in the presence of the ten shortlisted artists and actors in the domains of art and sustainable development


The jury is still in the process of being selected. The following list indicates the jurors confirmed hitherto:
Claude d’Anthenaise, General Curator of Heritage, Director of the Museum of Hunting and Nature
Monique Barbaroux, Senior Sustainable Development Officer at the Ministry of Culture
Pierre Emmanuel Becherand, Head of Culture and Creation at Société Grand Paris
Nicola Delon, Architect, Co-founder of architecture collective Encore Heureux
Martin Guinard-Terrin, Artist and curator
Marianne Lanavère, Director of the Vassivière Island International Centre for Art and Landscape

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the theme), 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.


Download the application form and find more information on our website


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