Social Art Award 2019
DetailsWE ARE THE PEOPLE
CAN ART CATALYZE CHANGE? – THE SOCIAL ART AWARD 2019
Be it Hong Kong, Chile, Lebanon, Iraq, Brazil there are burning conflicts in the world right now, where people stand up peacefully united for their rights, their freedom, their present and their future. Looking back in history, 30 years ago in 1989, it’s been the unity of East Germans that made the impossible come true. We are the people - peaceful revolutions through the power of the many!They made the wall come down to reunite to one country. Power to the people, power to unity and solidarity, power to peaceful revolutions.
What does art have to say in these times of transformation? How do social artists empower, cherish, support peaceful solidarity? Does art have the power to catalyse change, peaceful revolutions and positive futures? Where does art take place? What forms of art are created? Where do we stand on together, get inspired and empowered, and appreciate the freedom of art and the spirit of humanity? Can art give us hope to believe in ourselves? How can art contribute and empower peaceful revolutions through the people? We look for the most impactful contributions.
In the same time as people stand up peacefully, there are powerful people who try to fight these movements of change by manipulating the public opinion through their influence on media and their military power. Too many times peaceful protesters are confronted by violence used against them. Thus, our award aims on contributing to a non-manipulated visibility for non-violent change makers. To push this even further, we search for a global symbol for peaceful revolutions. So anyone, wherever in the world can show their support and commitment for non-violent change. Let us join forces to create a global movement of peaceful revolutions for positive futures!
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