Creative Climate Awards

Art prize

21 Sep 2015, 12 - 12am

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, New York


Resa Blatman


21 Sep 2015
12 - 12am
The exhibition runs for a month duration, till October 22nd. On that date, there will be a Climate Awards Celebration, which you can also register for at


Taipei Economic and Cultural Office
1 East 42nd Street
New York City, New York,  10017
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To kick off the New York City season of all things related to climate change, Brooklyn based Human Impacts Institute (HII) will be hosting the Fifth Annual “art and climate” awards competition, featuring public works from unique artists from around in the world. Their challenge? “Make climate personal and practical.”

In an effort to bring climate change issues to wider audiences and inspire community action, the month long competition will bring together visual arts, performance art, and film. In partnership with Climate Week NYC, Positive Feedback, the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO), Global Crisis Information Network, Inc., School of the International Center of Photography, and Artbridge, HII has curated an amazing line-up of public performances and exhibits that will take place throughout New York City from September 21st to October 22nd, including a month long stationary exhibit at TECO featuring over 25 international artists.

The Human Impacts Institute is a think-and-do tank of social entrepreneurs who are continuously exploring new and creative approaches to tackle social and environmental issues. HII will be at each performance, filming, or exhibit to give the viewers ways to take part in the fight against climate change. Events from past Creative Climate Award shows have ranged from a play about people called Earth, to a performance in Union Square on consumption, to a 3,000-pound ice sculpture of the words “The Future” that melted on the day of the Peoples’ Climate March last fall. Check the HII website for all past Creative Climate Awards events.

In addition, this year HII will be listing the artworks on Paddle8, an auction house that presents online auctions of trusted inventory as well as benefit auctions in collaboration with leading museums and foundations. Paddle8 has partnered with over 200 non-profit organizations worldwide to present their benefit auctions online, dramatically expanding the audience of supporters and fundraising results for each auction.

All selected works will compete for $2000 in prizes based upon their artistic merit, messaging, and climate impact by an elite group of judges from the National Museum in Stockholm, Columbia University, MoMA, and diverse public agencies. Also, this year, there will be a special MC, Brooks Atwood, who is the TV Host of Trashformers.

This year’s Creative Climate Awards feature an amazing group of local and international artists, such as:
Films from: Natalie Bazowska, Eric Corriel, Robert Ladislas Derr, Thomas Marcusson, and Sarah Cameron Sunde.
Performances from: Meghan Moe Beitiks, Dion Laurent, Kwan Taeck Park, Jill Sigman, FICTILIS, and Catherine Young.
2D works from: Susan Albert, Ed Ambrose, Resa Blatman, Madeline Cottingham, Alexandre Dang, Kelsey Gallagher, Jaakko Heikkilä, Ruth Lyons, Juha Metso, Nika Ostby, Leah Raintree, Emily Schnellbacher, Diane Tuft, and Catherine Young.


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