ARTICLE 19, the global campaign for free expression, and ArtVenture have teamed up to establish a US$100,000 Freedom to Create Prize for artists seeking to “find light in darkness and courage in truth”. The prize honors artists around the world who promote human rights and free expression and are denied their “freedom to create.”
The main prize of US$50,000 is open to artists in all creative fields, including visual and performing arts, music, design and literature. The Youth Prize of US$25,000 is for artists aged 18 or younger. The US$25,000 Imprisoned Artists Prize is for artists currently jailed because of their work.
“This is not an art prize,” the organizers stress. “It will not simply judge the skill of the artist but recognise how the artist has used their work in speaking out in defence of human rights and freedom of expression.”
The deadline for entries is 31 October 2008. For more information, visit the ArtVenture Freedom to Create Prize website or contact:firstname.lastname@example.org