Art x Climate: A Project of the Fifth National Climate Assessment 

The U.S. Global Change Research Program, in collaboration with Smithsonian Institution, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Science Foundation, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, invites artists to engage in the development of the Fifth National Climate Assessment by creatively visualizing climate change in the United States: its causes, impacts, and manifestations; our shared vulnerabilities; and the strength of our collective response.

Art x Climate seeks to strengthen partnerships between science and art and demonstrate the power of art to advance the national conversation around climate change. Selected art submissions will be featured in the Fifth National Climate Assessment as chapter covers and within the chapters. Selected artworks may also be used in case studies, in public events, or in communication materials.

There are two calls, one for artists ages 13–17(link is external), and one for artists 18 and up(link is external) (more details below). Artists who wish to submit their works must do so via the appropriate CaFÉ portal by 11:59 PM ET on January 27, 2023.

Youth Call

We are looking for students to submit artwork related to the topic of climate, people, and nature. This art will help readers of the Fifth National Climate Assessment see how the climate is changing and what that means for the people, places, and activities they love. Artists must be 13–17 years old and have parental or legal guardian permission to submit. All artists must be living in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Entries can be produced by individuals or by teams.

To find out more about how to submit art, please visit the CaFÉ portal (link is external).

Adult Call

The contest is open to all visual artists, whether professionals or nonprofessionals. Artists must be at least 18 years old at the time of submission in order to participate in this call. All artists must be living and working in the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, American Samoa, Palau, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Entries can be produced by individuals or by teams.

To learn more about this call for art, including submission requirements and judging criteria, please visit the CaFÉ portal (link is external).

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