Professor Lise Autogena shortlisted for COAL Art and Environment Prize

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Artist and SHU Professor Lise Autogena has been shortlisted for the COAL Art and Environment Prize, with the winner to be announced on Wednesday 24 October at an event in Paris.

The COAL Art and Environment Prize is open to artists throughout the world who dare to imagine and experiment, to transform territories, lifestyles, organisations, and production methods. Together, they are building a new collective narrative, a new vision, developing our future heritage, and in doing so creating the necessary optimistic framework for everyone to find the means and the motivation to implement the changes needed for a more sustainable and just world.

The prize has become a vehicle for identification, promotion and dissemination of these artists to the general public, political actors and professionals of culture as well as of ecology. Each year, it honours ten projects in the field of visual arts relating to environmental issues, which are selected through an international open call. Though only one of them is awarded the COAL Prize, all the artists and projects considered by COAL and the selection committee will become part of a network which COAL may invite or endorse for other relevant opportunities and projects carried out by the association.

The prize will be awarded in October in Paris, at a ceremony organised in partnership with the Museum of Hunting and Nature and the François Sommer Foundation, in the presence of the ten shortlisted artists and actors in the domains of art and sustainable development.

The winner of the COAL 2018 Prize will receive an award of 5,000 Euros and a residency with additional financial support for artistic production at the Belval estate (Ardennes), property of the François Sommer Foundation.

Applicants will be judged on the following criteria: artistic value, relevance (understanding of the theme), originality (the ability to introduce new approaches, themes, and points of view), pedagogy (ability to get a message across and raise awareness), social and participative approaches (engagement, testimony, efficiency, societal dynamics), eco-design and feasibility.

Lise Autogena is a Professor of Cross Disciplinary Art at Sheffield Hallam University’s Cultural, Communication and Computing Research Institute. Find out more about Lise’s work here.