Opportunity: Sustainability First art and essay prizes

Sustainability First has launched two new competitions – an art prize and an essay prize in response to the question ‘How do we build from the current corona crisis towards a more sustainable future?’

Sustainability First, a think tank and charity seeking to promote practical ways to deliver environmental, social and economic wellbeing, is inviting us to think about building from the corona crisis towards a sustainable future.

The organisation has launched two creative competitions – Art Prize and Essay Prize â€“ and is asking for original, radical ideas and visions in response to the challenge of ensuring a sustainable recovery that balances economic, social and environmental wellbeing.

Sustainability First Art Prize

Open to all living British and international artists based in the UK, established and emerging, over the age of 18. Images of up to three works per person in any media can be submitted online.

  • First prize: £1000
  • Second prize: £300
  • Third prize: £200

Deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm

Sustainability First Essay Prize

The essay prize is open to people over the age of 18 years.

  • First prize: £1000
  • Second prize: £300
  • Third prize: £200

Deadline: 1 June 2020 at 5pm

For more information, to review the rules for entry and to complete the online application form, please visit the Sustainability First competition page.

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Creative Carbon Scotland is a partnership of arts organisations working to put culture at the heart of a sustainable Scotland. We believe cultural and creative organisations have a significant influencing power to help shape a sustainable Scotland for the 21st century.

In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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