This mentorship is a year-long interdisciplinary programme that creates space for artists and cultural practitioners to explore critical artistic practices on the intersection of arts and environmentalismv.
The programme consists of two Labs (week-long mentoring intensives, one in person and one online), bi-monthly online masterclass and peer-group sessions and an awards ceremony and visitors programme in Amsterdam and Berlin. Each participant receives an award of €6.000 to work on the concept for a body of work that they outlined in their application, with an additional €4.000 being available for either a collaboration with other participants, or if their concept solidifies in the process and needs extra budget to be realised.
Through this mentorship programme we aim to:
Support critical and unconventional work by emerging artists working on a range of issues related to environmentalism, the climate crisis and climate justice;
Stimulate leadership of individuals whose artistic work fosters awareness and empathy;
Accelerate the artistic practices of artists and cultural practitioners who show a commitment to creating lasting change through environmental activism;
Facilitate exchanges, meaningful connections and learning between engaged practitioners;
Strengthen and amplify new perspectives on environmentalism, the climate crisis and climate justice.
With this initiative we invite artists and cultural practitioners both from and based in our working countries to envision a better future for our planet through artistic practices.
How to apply?
Applications can be completed via the Prince Claus Awards Platform. Please consult the Guidelines & Eligibility before applying & check out our Frequently Asked Questions for more information.