Organised by the European Union, the New European Bauhaus has the ambition to make the Green Deal a cultural, human-centred and positive, tangible experience. Everyone should be able to feel, see and experience the green and digital transformation and the way it enhances our quality of life. It is about bridging the global challenges with the local solutions to achieve our climate targets and support a broader transformation perspective.
The New European Bauhaus Prizes 2021 will recognise and celebrate existing achievements and support the younger generation to further develop emerging concepts and ideas. They will give visibility to examples and concepts that illustrate how the triangle of sustainability, aesthetics and inclusion has already been translated in our territories, our communities and in our practices, or that pave the way to the future.
There are ten prize categories – one of which is dedicated to ‘Mobilisation of culture, arts and communities’. ‘We are looking for examples that illustrate the impact of the arts for sustainable community building. It may be events, festivals, cultural performances that brings communities together. It may be examples of story telling supporting social inclusion and the Green Deal, or transformational activities centred around arts and culture that help build social cohesion and develop a shared sense of ownership of the space.’
There are two award strands – one for existing projects that can serve as examples (award of 30,000 EUR), one for new concepts or ideas submitted by young people aged 30 or less (award of 15,000 EUR).
Applicants can be Applicants can be EU or non-EU residents, as long as their projects/concepts are physically located or developed in the EU.