Presented by Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards aim to foster climate change awareness through the imagination and insights of an upcoming generation of visual artists.
Starting January 10, 2022, eligible artists and collectives are invited to submit video artworks (e.g. digital video art, animation, film) or videos about visual artworks (e.g. documentation of 2D or 3D artworks, such as sculptures, photos, or paintings, installation, or performance works) that tackle the climate change emergency directly on this webpage.
A shortlist of finalists will be announced in February and their videos displayed online. Three winners will be selected by a jury of leaders from the collaborating institutions: Melissa Chiu, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden; Molly Donovan, Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Art; Dorothy Kosinski, Vrandenburg Director & CEO, The Phillips Collection; and Michelle Yun Mapplethorpe, Vice President for Global Artistic Programs at Asia Society and Director of Asia Society Museum, New York.
Each winner will receive $15,000. The winners will be honored in April 2022 at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. on the occasion of Asia Society’s COAL + ICE exhibition.
Applicants must be either currently enrolled in a US-based fine or visual art MFA program or will have graduated from such a program in the past five years (no earlier than 2017). They must reside in the United States, with the exception of students currently enrolled in US-based programs who are pursuing their studies remotely due to Covid-19 travel restrictions, for which special consideration may be given.
How to prepare
In addition to a video submission, prospective applicants will submit representative video image stills, an artist’s statement, a short bio, and brief written responses to a series of questions. Personal information will be required to verify eligibility.
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Please check back on January 10, 2022 for full application materials and instructions. No submissions will be accepted via email; all must be submitted online via the application portal.