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Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards

Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards

Artists enrolled in a US-based fine or visual art MFA program

Presented by Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards aim to foster climate change awareness through the imagination and insights of an upcoming generation of visual artists.

Starting January 10, 2022, eligible artists and collectives are invited to submit video artworks (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual artworks (e.g. documentation of 2D or 3D artworks, such as sculptures, photos, or paintings, installation, or performance works) that tackle the climate change emergency.

A shortlist of finalists will be announced in February and their videos displayed online. Three winners will be selected by a jury of leaders from the collaborating institutions. Each winner will receive $15,000. The winners will be honored in April 2022 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of Asia Society’s COAL + ICE exhibition.

Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a US-based fine or visual art MFA program or will have graduated from such a program in the past five years (no earlier than 2017). They must reside in the United States, with the exception of students currently enrolled in US-based programs who are pursuing their studies remotely due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, for which special consideration may be given.

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