Deadline: 05 January 2013
Application fee: none

Every year, since 2010, the COAL Prize has publicly recognized ten projects linked to environmental issues, which are selected in the framework of an international call for entries in which hundreds of artists from all over the world participate. One of these artists is given the COAL Prize, with an award of 10,000 Euros.

In 2014, the theme of the COAL Prize is PARIS. The French capital has a great many environmental and social issues: pollution, energy, urban sprawl, transport, land, erosion of biodiversity, adaptation to the climate change…

Paris is inviting artists to show together the central role that art can play in a sustainable and responsible city. Artists, mostly urban, heirs to the diversity embodied by Paris, are invited to shake up, rethink and reinvent the capital in a multipolar connected world in order to define a fairer and more radiant urban culture, in harmony with nature.

Application deadline : January 5th, 2014 at midnight.
The COAL Prize will be awarded on February 13th 2014.

Selection of entries

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the issues), originality (ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across, to raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design, feasibility.

Entries by finalists are displayed to promote networking with relevant bodies and authorities, which could facilitate their future realization. The COAL Prize aims to encourage innovative practices. Project proposals can take any form. They have to be new or still in process but not achieved. The COAL Prize award can be a part of a more important funding of the proposed project

Further Information and details of submission requirements please see the website:

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