2015 Nick Reeves Award for Arts and the Environment

Applications now open for environmental arts award

The Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) Arts and Environmental Network and the Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World (CCANW) have announced that applications are now open for the Nick Reeves AWEinspiring Award 2015. 

The award celebrates an artwork or arts project by a living UK born or based artist (or group) ‘that has contributed innovatively to CIWEM's vision of putting creativity at the heart of environmental policy and action’. It sets out to recognise excellence in work by arts practitioners, or environmentalists engaging with arts practices, whether well-established or newly emerging.

The focus, says CIWEM, is on rewarding identified work, not simply a person. All forms and modes of arts practice, and geographical locations, may be considered.

The scheme ‘symbolises the growing significance of cross-disciplinary approaches in relating imaginatively to the world around us,’ it adds, ‘and in responding to the environmental and cultural challenges of the age’.

The winner will receive a certificate, a feature in The Environment Magazine and, where applicable, have their work featured in an exhibition organised by CCANW at the University of Exeter's Innovation Centre.

Participants should send a short description of the artwork or project they are nominating, along with reasons for the nomination, to events@ciwem.org in a message marked ‘Nick Reeves Award’, by 21 July 2015.

A panel of five judges, will include last year's winner and representatives from both CIWEM's Arts and The Environment Network and CCANW. The judges will select shortlisted candidates, whose work will be recognised when the winning piece of artwork is announced to the press.


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