Friday, June 26, 2009

Freedom to Create Prize

The philanthropic organisation ArtAction is seeking to "find light in darkness and courage in truth" with the 2009 Freedom to Create Prize, which honours artists around the world who promote human rights and free expression and are denied their "freedom to create." The deadline for entries is 14 August 2009.

The prize is divided into three categories: the Main Prize is open to artists (individuals or artistic groups) in all creative fields; the Youth Prize is for artists aged 18 or younger; and the Imprisoned Artists Prize is for artists currently in jail because of their work. The total prize fund of US$125,000 is to be divided between the winning artists and advocacy organisations they designate in order to further the cause their artwork has highlighted.

For more information and to register, visit the Freedom to Create website.

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