Coal Prize Art & Environment 2012

Coal Prize Art & Environment 2012: Rural and Farming :: Call for Entries — Application Deadline: February 12, 2012.

Launched in 2010, the Coal Prize is a leading event in France on art and sustainability. Each year it rewards a project by an artist involved in environmental issues. Its goals are to promote and support the vital role which art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of ecology. Many artists who are pioneers in that field participate in this event.

The 2012 Coal Prize will reward entries that focus on rural issues and farming. It gathers a wide range of stakes, such as: landscape changes, loss of biodiversity, intensive agriculture, heritage, access to land etc. Coal invites artists to reinvest and rethink these crucial topics, for a new approach considering complexity and complementarities of ecosystems.

The prize carries an award of 10 000 EUR. Entrance is by open submission and the winner will be selected out of ten short-listed by a jury of well-known specialists in art, research, ecology and sustainable development. All proposals should be submitted to Coal before February 12, 2012. The award of the 2012 Coal Prize will take place on March 15, 2012 at Le Laboratoire, a private art center specializing in the blending of art and science and partner of the Coal Prize.


  • Anne-Marie Charbonneaux, President of the National Centre of Fine Arts (CNAP)
  • David Edwards, Founder of Le Laboratoire
  • Pascal Yonet, Director of Le Vent des Forêts
  • Jean-Guy Henckel, Director of Réseau Cocagne
  • Raphaël Ménard : Director of Elioth, Egis Group
  • Fabrice Bousteau : Editor-in-chief of Beaux Arts magazine


The Coal Prize is organized by Coal, the Coalition for art and sustainable development. Created in 2008 by professionals in contemporary art, sustainable development and research, Coal curates exhibitions and projects combining art and environment, promotes a new generation of artists focusing on environmental and societal issues and supports the key role which creation and culture play in raising awareness and concrete changes.


The Coal Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the National Centre of Fine Arts (CNAP) and Le Laboratoire.


The application has to be uploaded on Coal server before February 12, 2012:

The Coal Prize aims to encourage innovative practices. Project proposals can take any form. They have to be new or still in process but not achieved. The Coal Prize award can be a part of a more important funding of the proposed project. Applicants will be judged on the originality and artistic value of their proposal as well as their ability to understand the issues, to raise awareness and to initiate societal dynamics.

The application should include the following:

  • Curriculum vitae and portfolio,
  • Summary and illustrated description of the entry, detailing its artistic aspects and its relevance to the environmental and rural issues,
  • Note on technical aspects and estimated budget.

More details on how to apply here.


Lauranne Germond, Curator, Coal Prize
contact [at] | + 33 (0)1 75 57 95 63
2 rue Caffarelli | 75003 Paris

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