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Artraker Award 2013

: Call for Submissions. The Artraker Fund awards art that makes a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. The Fund was created in 2012 by International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd. The prize of GBP 2500 is awarded to the winning submission in London on International Peace Day (21 September) each year. Deadline: May 1, 2013
An international panel of judges from both the art and peace-building disciplines assesses submissions for the Artraker . They look for experimentation and engagement, audacity, change and capacity to inspire.
The Artraker Award Jury for 2013 includes: Dr. Bernadette Buckley, Convenor of the MA in Art & Politics at Goldsmiths, University (United Kingdom), Adrian Harewood, Canadian television and radio journalist, Sidd Joag, visual artist and Director of freeDimensional, Htein Lin, Burmese artist and former political prisoner, and Olufemi Terry, an award-winning fiction writer and Associate of INCAS Consulting Ltd. from Sierra Leone.
The ten most inspiring submissions to this year’s Artraker Award will be invited to join the Artrakers Network. These projects and their initiators are promoted to peace-builders, curators and other art world professionals.
The Fund welcomes submissions from artists of all nationalities and at any stage of their careers. See www.artraker.org for more information and our application guidelines.
Founded in 2003, INCAS Consulting Ltd. works at the intersection of security, development and corporate investment. It is a maverick consultancy that has a reputation for creative and impactful solutions.
Deadline: May 1, 2013
Guidelines
ELIGIBILITY 
  • Artists of any nationality and age working in or on conflict or post-conflict countries, regions or communities and that address issues of war, violent conflict and social upheaval.
  • Projects, initiative, artwork using any medium are considered.  Applicants may apply alone, in group, or with a CSO/NGO. Projects, initiatives, or artworks submitted can be at a start up phase, ongoing or completed at the time of the prize deadline.
DEADLINE & RESULTS
The deadline for submissions is midnight (GMT), 1 May, each year.
The judges’ shortlist will be sent by email to each applicant by 30 July. The ten shortlisted creative projects, initiatives, artwork will be published on the Artraker Fund website at the same time.
The prize winner will be notified in August and arrangements will be made for them to be present at the Award Ceremony in London on 21 September.
PANEL of JUDGES
The panel is made of 3 to 5 members – one of them being the artist winner of the former edition of the Award (from 2014).
THE ARTRAKERS
Each year, the artists behind the ten shortlisted projects, initiatives and artworks join The Artrakers.   This high-profile group will be promoted to curators, art world professionals, experts and agencies in the peace-making/peace-building field. We aim to create a meaningful network of artists and organisations whose works span from art and conflict to peace-making/peace-building practice.
THE AWARD CEREMONY
The Artraker Award Ceremony takes place on 21 September 2013 in London (United Kingdom). During the ceremony the Award winner presents his/her/their project, initiative, artwork to a select audience. A panel of speakers is invited to discuss and provide framework to the Award. An Award  publication is distributed.
THE AWARD WINNER (Terms & Conditions)
The selected artist (or one artist of the group in case of a collaborative project) will attend the Award Ceremony in London.
The Artraker Fund has the right to mention the project in publicity material for the Fund and the Award.
THE SHORTLISTED ARTISTS
Shortlisted artists agree to participate in the Artraker Network and have their work profiled by the Artraker Fund.
Apply
Please submit your work either: 
  • By completing the application form on this page
  • Via email to submissions[at]artraker.org
  • By post and addressed to: Secretary, P.O. BOX 63191 London SE14 9BP
Your submission must include:
  • Application form (download here – if not using the form below)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae (PDF format)
  • Project, initiative, artwork description and visual material
Description of the project should not exceed 1000 words and cover: (a) when the project/ initiative/ artwork started and how it is financed;(b) its origins, purpose, and target group; (c) activities to date and people (if more than one) involved in it; (d) its impacts or outcomes to date; and (e) envisaged next steps and when it was/will be completed.
Include two (2) referees (name and contact details) of individuals/organisations who know   your work.
Visual materials – maximum 3 images (if filling form or emailing, images should not exceed 2 MB combined).

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