Last fall we followed the progression of the 2010 Freedom to Create Prize, a prize which celebrates the courage and creativity of artists, and the “positive influence of their work to promote social justice and inspire the human spirit.”
Starting March 24 through July 15, 2011, the 2011 Freedom to Create Prize will be open for entries via their website. Any artist can nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.
Entries for the Freedom to Create Main Prize and Imprisoned Artist Prize will be evaluated by a panel of distinguished Freedom to Create Judges based on the following criteria:
• The creativity of the artist in pursuing the freedom to create and conveying their message for social justice
• The courage and/or personal risk the artist has demonstrated in pursuing the freedom to create while promoting their. work
• The subject matter of the artwork and its relevance to a particular social issue
• The creativity the artist has displayed to demonstrate how art can influence change
• The extent to which the artist embodies the vision, mission and values of Freedom to Create
• The Prize is open to any individual or group of any gender, religion or nationality
• The Prize is open to all art forms and we welcome submissions from any of the creative arts
• Artists may nominate themselves or be nominated by a third party
• Only submissions entered on this website or on official entry forms will be considere
• Past applicants can submit applications for the Freedom to Create Prize again but must submit a different art work
• The Freedom to Create Youth Prize is now combined with the Freedom to Create Main Prize which is open to any individual or group of any gender, religion or nationality, above 16 years of age
This year’s prize will be unveiled in November 2011 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Good luck, Art Threaters! If you think that this applies to you, your work might also be right for sharing on this site, so consider tossing me an email (Amanda [at] artthreat.net) with a link to your art!