OPEN CALL for the SABAA ART AWARD 2021

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PANDEMIC-VOICES AND VIEWS FROM SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA

Just not what you think / by Celia Rako 2019


A P P L Y     N O W

In short: we are looking for your perspective(s) / participate now!

 

Award for the best image(s) and text(s) by artists of Sub-Saharan African origin about the Covid-19-Pandemic, a challenging event!?

 

Every two years SABAA gives an art award. This time in the categories of photo, illustration, painting, short story, chapter of a novel, poem to artistically reflect upon the special and individual experiences and effects of the Covid-19-Pandemic in countries of Sub-Saharan Africa in order to frame and reframe, to showcase, inform, evaluate, sustain, facilitate, inspire.

Award categories

# photo (artistic approach, not journalistic)
# illustration (print, drawing, comic,)

# painting
# literature1: short story, chapter of a novel, poem (10000 words max.) - in English
# literature2: short story, chapter of a novel, poem (10000 words max.) - in French

Timing

# Starting: to be announced in 2021

 

# Informing: end of summer 2021

 

# Awarding (jury & public): autumn 2021

 

# Exhibiting (online): autumn 2021

 

Exhibiting (offline)winter 2021

 

# Documenting (online): winter 2021

Prices, amounts

Jury award

# photo: 500€

# illustration, drawing: 500€

# painting: 500€

# literature1: short story, chapter of a novel, poem in English: 500€

# literature2: short story, chapter of a novel, poem in French: 500€

Audience award:

# photo: 500€

# illustration, drawing: 500€

# painting: 500€


The idea

What do we know about the effect and image of the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa? What do we see and hear beyond some reports and some statistics? What does matter? What is the story of the place, the group, the individual? What is a better representation of reality than the individual utterance of an experience and impression?

The purpose

Providing a voice and visibility for this specific situation and change on our planet. Focusing on a limited, less-priority area (Sub-Saharan Africa seen from the global North), its coverage often hampered by preconceived ideas and attitudes. Putting the individual in the center with its hopes and fears, with its daily-life reality. Acknowledging that art and artworks foster insights of a special, extraordinary nature. Showcasing humanity. Exchange, share. Creating a discourse.

The topic

Creating or providing an original work of art dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic in Sub-Saharan Africa and its effects on the individual, the group, the region, the country, the dreams, hopes, fears, anger, visions, illusions, and aspirations. And what else a creative mind and heart sees fit.

How, who, what, and when?

Uploading a maximum of two artworks per contributor.

#  Artist of Sub-Saharan African origin

#  Start: to be announced in 2021.

Deadline for uploading a contribution: to be announced in 2021.

 

PLEASE  SUBMIT


FAQ

The set-up

SABAA wants to collect and show voices and views of people from countries in Sub-Saharan Africa. SABAA invites artistically minded and hearted contributors – photographers, illustrators, writers, poets – to hand in their images, their words on the topic of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Works of art to be considered should tell a story, provide and image, show an insight related to the issue and times of the Covid-19 pandemic in the years 2020, 2021.

They could be:

·      an artistic photograph (other than a purely documentary one)
·      an illustration (print, drawing, comic,)
·      a short story (not a novel or a journalistic work) not longer than ten thousand (10000) words
·      a poem.

A public ceremony will be performed online or if possible offline in 2021.

A documentation / exhibition on a special website will be done and cared for.

If legally possible, an on-site exhibition of the artworks in Berlin will take place.

Jury award / audience award

A jury award will be given for the best photo: 500.-€.

jury award will be given for the best illustration, drawing: 500.-€.

jury award will be given for the best painting: 500.-€.

jury award will be given to one writer for the best English language short-story, chapter of a novel, poem: 500.-€.

jury award will be given to one writer for the best French language short-story, chapter of a novel, poem: 500.-€.

An audience award will be given to one photo considered to be the best by the audience: 500.-€. Established by public online voting among the five finalists selected by the jury.

An audience award will be given to one illustration considered to be the best by the audience: 500.-€. Established by public online voting among the five finalists selected by the jury.

An audience award will be given to one painting considered to be the best by the audience: 500.-€. Established by public online voting among the five finalists selected by the jury.

The jury

The jury for the individual jury awards will consist of artists with a Sub-Saharan African and European/German background (to be announced):

·     Photography-award: Imme Dattenberg-Doyle + Kim Dotty Hachmann

·     Illustration, drawing-award: Babalwa Tom + Ricarda Wallhäuser

·     Painting-award: Lars Roth

·     Literature1-award English): Gloria Kiconco + Wolf Kampmann

·     Literature2-award (French): Acèle Nadale + Nadine Berenguier

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Wünsch (founder of SABAA.education – foundation for education in Sub-Saharan Africa; visiting professor at university of the arts, Berlin, Germany) will moderate the jury, having no vote. The second moderator, having no vote, will be Oumar Diallo (Guinea Conakry, project manager Afrika Haus Berlin, Germany).

The three audience awards will be established by a special jury, the audience: public online voting among the five finalists of each category. Voting will be announced separately.

Rights

Copyright rests with the artists.

By handing in the works, SABAA will be allowed the usage rights for publishing the work of art online or in a digital print format.

If any profit is being made out of this special undertaking here in any form (publication, sales, further usage), 90% to 75% of it will go to the artists, 10% to 25% to SABAA - depending on the amount and transfer cost. Handling and financing will be externally controlled and made transparent.

Partners, supporters and promoters

 

YOUR ART BEAT e.V., Berlin

 

Afrika Haus Berlin

 

Fiercepop

 

Life all Stars