Art4Resilience: “Knowledge into Use” Awards

#Art4Resilience: “Knowledge into Use” Awards

Deadline: 17-Sep-23

The Global Resilience Partnership has launched the “Knowledge into Use” awards to uncover creative and innovative ways of showcasing and using resilience knowledge.

This year, they are excited to announce the second round of the awards! The “Knowledge into Use” awards provide a unique opportunity to ignite resilience, celebrate creativity, and embrace innovation in engaging with the latest resilience evidence.

They call upon individuals and organisations to tap into their artistic potential, merge it with sound evidence, and identify or document innovative approaches to resilience evidence. They are looking for art and creative works to visualise knowledge and evidence.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners across three categories: performing arts (theatre, music, improv, music and folk performances, etc.), visualising evidence (art installations, graphics, animations, chronicling recipes and cuisines that are climate resilient, etc.), and participatory approaches connecting arts and science (citizen science, participatory arts, gamification, etc.).

What is in it for the winners?
  • Receive a grant of 100,000 Swedish Krona to develop their creative resilience project;
  • Exhibit their creative art work during COP28 and/or Gobeshona 2024;
  • Become a part of a growing community of practice on resilience evidence, called the Resilience Evidence Coalition
  • Get invited to participate in GRP and partner events like CBA, Gobeshona, etc;
  • Get support from the GRP communications team to write stories on the progress made in the project and publish them on the Resilience Platform and GRP website;
  • Coordinate with the GRP communications team to create social media products for outreach of their organisation and products.
Expected Deliverables
  • 1 art installation or a diverse range of creative outputs, such as well-produced performance videos, visual graphics, cartoons, recipes, and citizen science initiatives like murals, showcasing the project’s vision and concept
  • Process documentation (script + motivation of performance art, description of participatory approaches, etc)
  • At least 2 social media posts (high resolution photos, short videos, etc)
  • At least 2 Resilience Resources (either story or solution) on the Resilience Platform
Eligibility Criteria
  • The entries should be from registered organisations only.
  • If individual artists, science communicators or knowledge brokers want to apply, they can partner with registered organisations. The grant contract can only be awarded to a registered organisation.
  • Organisations and candidates based in the Global South and youth-led organisations are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Countries ineligible to apply are: Russia, Belarus, Cuba, Afghanistan, Somalia, Syria, Iran and North Korea.
  • The concept note/idea should be brief and  based on sound evidence, i.e. it is necessary to cite evidence in the form of reports or research papers to build a case for the resilience of knowledge put to use;
  • The funding award should be used for new pieces of artwork that builds on results from existing research;
  • The medium of expression can be (but not be limited to) games, comics or graphic arts, performing arts, etc;
  • Harmonising science with elements of justice, equity and indigenous and local knowledge expressed creatively using the evidence that exists on these themes is highly encouraged;
  • The winners will be selected  based on creativity in expression and sound evidence base of knowledge as expressed in the application;
  • The grants aim to enable the teams to implement or express the idea creatively in time for a potential exhibition in COP28 or any other suitable event like Gobeshona 2024.

For more information, visit Global Resilience Partnership.

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