A new South African art prize with a focus on social impact that has a direct, measurable effect on individuals and communities has been launched.
Supported by the non-profit Rupert Art Foundation and the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch,the Social Impact Arts Prize calls for arts-based activities, projects or programmes in specific categories in South Africa – education, employment, community, environment, technology and direct arts – where social impact can be both qualitatively and quantitatively measured.
Unlike most established art competitions in South Africa which focus specifically on fine art – this initiative will provide a different lens on art practices and their role in communities – how a great idea has the potential to motivate, inspire and help a group of people, and be used as a catalyst for change.
Artists, architects and engineers, landscapers, environmentalists, creative visionaries and other experienced community-based creatives are invited to submit impactful, creative and meaningful ideas and concepts for the award’s consideration.
Submissions for the Social Impact Arts Prize close on 15 December 2019. The announcement of the shortlist and winner will take place in February 2020 at the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch and the final project will open to the public in Graaff-Reinet in June 2020.
Interested creatives should register on www.socialimpactartsprize for all the details on the categories, criteria and submission requirements.