COVID-19: where art and science meet
Art Competition - win cash prizes of
$1000 USD (1st), $600 USD (2nd) or $300 USD (3rd)
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Closing date: July 31st
Join us on a quest to combine art and science as we search for creative expressions of your feelings/thoughts/understanding of COVID-19 as you interact with scientists on the frontline of the pandemic.
This exclusively online project involves the submission of an artwork in the medium of your choice and active participation in workshops to discuss COVID-19 with scientists researching the virus, culminating in a final online art exhibition.
*all African nationals are eligible to apply.
For further information, email the SANTHE Secretariat.
Join the global conversation on COVID-19
Join the global conversation on COVID-19 by entering a piece of art that reflects your thoughts and impressions on anything related to the topic e.g. the worldwide pandemic, the virus itself, the effects of the disease, the symptoms, safety measures, testing, statistics or anything else that is relevant and inspires, challenges, puzzles or frightens you. Participating in this project will give you a chance to interact with real scientists who can guide you through the current infodemic, fake news and misinformation.
All artistic mediums are encouraged including but not limited to painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, ceramics, photography, graphic design, crafts and modelling.
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, there will be no contact throughout the competition - all artworks will have to be clearly photographed and submitted online. Limited awards are available for materials, photography and data (see entry form).
HOW TO ENTER
Everything you need to know about how to enter appears below
- To be able to enter you should be an African national (i.e. were born anywhere in Africa) between the ages of 16 and 39.
- You must complete our entry form which asks for contact information and a concept (including draft sketch/es and a creative rationale) by July 24th
- Based on the quality of entries, we will select 30 to 60 finalists to participate in an online workshop with scientists to brainstorm concepts associated with the disease in the first week of August 2020 (final date and time to be confirmed).
- After the workshop you’ll be asked to submit your final masterpiece by September 6th
- Your work will then be displayed in an online exhibition for the world to see in the third week of September 2020.
- Winners will be selected from the artworks on display and announced during an online exhibition webinar on September 19th All artists will be expected to attend this event in order to answer any questions directed at them during a short Q&A session.