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Call for participation - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2007 in association with the Sharjah Biennial 8
 The UNESCO Digital Art Award 2007 is organized in association with the Sharjah Biennial 8 (4 April - 4 June 2007, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates) on the theme of "STILL LIFE - Art, Ecology and the Politics of Change".
Deadline for final submissions:
16 February 2007

  • Prize money
    The total award money is US $10.000, which could be divided and delivered to more than one laureate. It is provided by the Higashiyama Fund, managed by the National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan (NFUAJ), and given by the Director-General of UNESCO. The prize winners will also be invited to the Sharjah Biennial 8 to lead the training workshops within the framework of the Education programme of the Biennial with a selected number of youth and educators from across the globe to probe in depth into how creative digital practises and expressions can foster global conversation and gestures of respect towards the sustainable development of our environment.

  • Theme
    This year's edition of the UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2007 is at the heart of the global dialogue on the role of art as a vital force for positive change to how we shape our environment, whether determined by physical properties (spatial, geographical, climatic, etc) or by social relevancies, and how we respond to our surroundings, immediate and global.

    Young artists are invited to reflect on how urban spaces and city environments could be transformed into creative outlets cultivating artistic innovation and new form of expression. Potential applicants to the award are asked to conceive and design their creative projects that are integral to the theme of sustainable urban development.

    The award is especially in conjunction with the UNESCO Young Digital Creators(YDC)- http://www.unesco.org/culture/digiarts/ydc - Programme and, therefore, applicants will use the online YDC application "Scenes and sounds of my city" - http://unesco.sjsu.edu - for submitting their creative projects.

    More information

  • General Guidelines
    - Submitted projects should relate to the theme and topics of the award
    - The applicants must submit one project through the above-mentioned online YDC application - http://unesco.sjsu.edu/
    - The user name and password of the online application would be distributed to the candidates once they have sent their CVs and completed entry forms to the UNESCO DigiArts Team digiarts@unesco.org
    - Collaborative participation from more than one artist is highly welcomed
    - Young, talented people from under-represented countries are especially encouraged to participate.

  • Deadlines and submission Materials

    Preparatory materials by 31 December 2006 - postponed till 31/01/07

    - CV and biographies of participating artist(s)

    - Completed Registration form
    Final materials by 16 February 2007
    - Creative projects submitted online http://unesco.sjsu.edu
    - Written documentation on the process of building the creative projects with supporting audio-visual materials

  • Jury
    An international jury will be assembled representing the 5 geo-cultural regions (Asia/Pacific, Latin America/Caribbean, Africa, Arab States, Europe/North America) with the support of respective representatives of the co-organizers UNESCO and the Sharjah Biennial.

  • Contact

  • Sharjah Biennial 8
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    Call for submission: UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2007

    Entry Form - UNESCO Digital Arts Award 2007 at Sharjah Biennale

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