This Contest Wants Young Creatives to Respond to the Climate Crisis

This Contest Wants Young Creatives to Respond to the Climate Crisis

As we saw on the runways this season, more and more designers are centering their collections around sustainability. This sensibility rang even louder in the wake of global climate protests that took place during fashion month. With the conversation around climate change reaching a fever pitch in the past few months, people from all creative disciplines are grappling with how to approach their work with the environment in mind.

With the UN Climate Change conference coming up in December, Art Partner is holding an open call for young creatives to artistically respond to the climate crisis through a variety of mediums. The artist management agency wants people between the ages of 14 and 30 to submit a project that creates a conversation around climate change and biodiversity.

According to Art Partner, work submissions can come in the form of photography projects, docu-style and experimental film, performance art, spoken word, musical compositions, fashion design, new media and social media projects. One winner will receive a cash prize of $10,000 and five runner-ups will get $2,000 each to fund future projects that respond to climate change.

Notable heavyweight names in the worlds of fashion, photography, and art will make up the jury that will ultimately select the winners. These include designers Gabriela Hearst and Francisco Costa, photographer Harley Weir, and ethical fashion activist Livia Firth. Six of the works will be shown during the United Nation's COP25 climate conference this December in Chile.

The deadline for submissions is Friday, November 8. You can find out more about the contest and how to submit your project on the Art Partner #CreateCOP25 page.

Photos by Harley Weir