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The Agnes Denes Award for Environmental Art

The Agnes Denes Award for Environmental Art, sponsored by New York Loves Mountains and named in honor of pioneering environmental artist Ages Denes, will be awarded to an artist whose work has been or will be shown or performed in New York State between 2014 and 2015. This award is designed to recognize artists who are working with the intention to bring about awareness, discussion and action in response to current global, national, state or local environmental issues. This award aims to support work that goes beyond grief, anger and irony to point to sustainable alternative practices and guiding ethos in realms such as, but not limited to, urban planning, electrical systems, consumer resource use, transit, and energy politics. This award supports the idea that art is a crucial means of communication about contemporary environmental concerns in that it defies the current social tendency toward specialization at the cost of recognizing imbalances that affect all humans. This award will honor an artist who demonstrates unique vision and courage in concert with artistic skill and talent toward raising consciousness about humanity’s evolution toward truly sustainable principles and practices.

Amount of Award: $2,000

Eligibility: Any artistic work shown publicly in New York State from January 2014 through July 2015. Works in all genres are eligible, including musical works (original compositions, opera, song cycles), film or video, any form of visual art, or performance (theater, dance, performance art). Please send any queries about the eligibility of a piece toagnesdenesaward@gmail.com.

For complete details and application visit: http://www.newyorklovesmountains.org/agnes-denes-award-for-environmental-art/


Deadline 7/15/2015
Contact Name Sarah Moon
Contact Email agnesdenesaward@gmail.com
Website http://www.newyorklovesmountains.org/agnes-denes-award-for-environmental-art/