Electrify Bouddi Arts Award

Awardees - Bouddi Foundation For The Arts

Are you an artist under 30 whose practice engages with environmental/ climate issues?

We are partnering with Bouddi Foundation for the Arts, founded by arts legend John Bell (AO OBE) to support the aspirations of young Central Coast artists, on a new art prize to celebrate an original creative work that relates to our environment and/ or addresses climate concerns.

Whether it’s visual arts, songwriting, poetry, musical theatre, filmmaking, photography, dance or storytelling your creativity can spark change within the Bouddi community and beyond. 

Our ambition is to engage the community around the need for climate-related change, and help envision alternative futures as we work towards net zero.

The Award will draw on the Bouddi Foundation for the Arts’ long-standing processes and expert judges to award the grants.

Please visit BFTA for more information about these awards: https://www.bouddiarts.org.au/

“…as we all know, the world is in trouble. Continents are on fire, glaciers are melting. Coral reefs are dying, fish are disappearing from our oceans – the list goes on and on… Saving our planet is now a communications challenge. We know what to do, we just need the will

Sir David Attenborough

Do you share our vision for a creatively reimagined future?

Join us

We are seeking partnerships with aligned organisations and individuals to help us build this award, to recognise more finalists with cash grants. We can promote creative climate change action together.

Electrify Bouddi Incorporated (ABN: 66431426576) is registered as a charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC). Any donations will be deductible from the donor’s income tax.

Contact us

We’d love you to be part of this journey. To contact us, please email us atinfo@electrifybouddi.org or call Jem Cox on 0473 678 452

Our ambition

The arts award pilot starts on the Central Coast

Longer term, our aim is to connect with others to scale up this concept across communities — evolving into a nation-wide community-led cultural and creative program. Thank you ClimArte and Environmental Music Prize for your help in developing this vision further.

We are all part of a growing global movement around creative climate leadership, seeking to use creativity to help us reimagine and design a future that prioritises the wellbeing of people and planet.

Here are some other examples from around the world:

  • Agora Climate Awards, United Nations ActNow campaign: Invites individuals and organizations across the globe to share their best videos and photos showcasing projects, ideas and actions to tackle the climate crisis—artistic creations to generate social change and inspire others.
  • Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards: presented by Asia Society and the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation, the Frankenthaler Climate Art Awards aim to foster climate change awareness through the imagination and insights of an upcoming generation of visual artists.
  • Grantham Art Prize: Sponsored by Octopus Energy, a leading UK renewable energy supply business The 2023 theme for the competition was “Palette for the Planet” Young artists aged 11 – 25 from all across Great Britain were invited to submit designs depicting a greener, cleaner world.
  • The Climate Art Collection: A non-profit initiative based in Berlin that collects, communicates and exhibits artworks on the topic of climate change on a global scale. Its’ goal is to make climate change and the ahttps://coastcommunitynews.com.au/central-coast/news/2024/04/arts-grants-applications-for-young-people-now-open/ssociated effects perceptible and tangible through art

You may wish to take a look at this video the Climate Council just released as an example of generating a narrative – this one on the importance of everything that everyone is doing for our children – everything, however little it might seem, counts now, as the young guys explain respectfully here.

For our kids…

In the media:

Coast Community News: Arts grants applications for young people now open

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