Climate Art Contest for Youth
Art Ignites invites artists grades 8-12 to participate in a contest designed to bring awareness to Canada’s Green New Deal and the world wide climate crisis through the creation of Climate Art.
Climate Art conveys messages concerning:
care for the earth
the role of a diverse community working together in meeting challenges to the climate
key challenges and solutions
innovative and positive responses to climate change.
Create a piece of Climate Art
Dimensions of Art Work:is up to you, however, if canvases are too large they may not be exhibited due to limited exhibition space
Submit a photograph of your original artwork. Including your name, email address,and the name of your school.
Submit a 200 word paragraph explaining why climate art, and art in general is important to you. You may also include a short bio as part of your 209 word submission. Your paragraph will be edited by our student editors and will be posted along with your work
Email your photograph and paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: Climate Art Contest 2020
Our student social media team will post your photograph on our Art Ignites Facebook page.
The contest is open to secondary students up to the age of 19
As much as possible use eco friendly art supplies
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT; April 15, 2020
Winners will be chosen by a draw for:
Brodie Bike from Union Street Cycles, value approximately $800. To be entered into the draw your submission must effectively meet the criteria outlined above, which includes your paragraph. The winner is responsible for picking up the bike at Union Street Cycles in Vancouver.
general admission passes to Art Vancouver 2020
Potential exhibition at Vancouver's Lot 19 or some other exhibition venue located inthe city of Vancouver yet to be determined. The Art Ignites Team will choose paintings for exhibition. If chosen artists are responsible to drop off and pick up their work at the designated venue
EXAMPLES OF CLIMATE ART
Words in The Bucket Youth Climate Art
Kamloops School District Student Climate Art
“Climate Art inspires us to cherish the earth through positive change and action as we move towards social justice.”
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION on Canada’s Green New deal:
Plug in BC
Rethinking our Water Ways
ReTooling for Climate Change
Climate Action Toolkit
ARTICLES ON THE IMPORTANCE CLIMATE ART :
Stories that make a difference: Climate narratives for a new world
Climate Visuals provide seven principles for a more diverse, relatable and compellingvisual language for climate change
Graphic design could be holding back action on climate change - here's how
It's time for a new age of Enlightenment: why climate change needs 60,000 artists totell its story
The poster is political: how artists are challenging climate change
How a poem removed two tonnes of nitrogen oxide from the surroundingenvironment
Art Ignites acknowledges that we live, work, learn and create on the unceded traditional, ancestral, territory of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, and is respectful of the Indigenous stewards of the land and cultures which are fundamental to artistic life in Vancouver