Saturday, March 16, 2013

Opportunity for Artists

Deadline: May 1, 2013

The Artraker Fund celebrates and awards artwork which makes a direct positive change in countries that have experienced social upheaval and violent conflict. The Fund was created in 2012 by International Conflict and Security (INCAS) Consulting Ltd.

An international panel of judges from both the art and peace-building disciplines assesses submissions for the Artraker Award. They look for experimentation and engagement, audacity, change and capacity to inspire.

The final prize of GBP2,500 is awarded to the winning submission in London each year on 21 September (International Peace Day).

A further ten short listed projects / artists will be invited to join the Artrakers network. These projects / artists are promoted to peace-builders, curators and other art world professionals. They are featured on the Artrakers section of the Fund's website and in other Fund outreach publications.

The Artraker Fund Advisory Committee is a mix of members from both the art and conflict world: Susanne Bosch, Dr. Bernadette Buckley, Beatrice Catanzaro, Sandrine Crisostomo, Htein Lin, Olufemi Terry and Jason Waite.

The Fund welcomes submissions from artists of all nationalities and at any stage of their careers. See for more information and application guidelines.