ARTE's Visions of Justice Award, the first award of its kind in this field, will honor a woman of color who has made significant contributions as a visual artist to their community. For two consecutive years, award nominations are open to emerging women of color artists who utilize their artistic practice to further human rights and social justice, either by using the arts to bring attention to issues directly impacting others and/or using the arts to share and amplify the narratives of their community.
Last year's award recipient was Sophia Dawson.
2021 Visions of Justice Nominee Criteria
An individual residing in New York City or the tri-state area.
A woman of color.
An emerging visual artist who has made a significant contribution to society by using their artistic practice to bring awareness to human rights issues and/or inspire social justice action in their local communities or across the globe. Preference will be given to artists who work as muralists and visual public artists and have demonstrated a strong commitment to youth development.
The panel will consider collectives of artists, so long as all of the criteria outlined above are fully honored.
We strongly encourage the nominations of formerly incarcerated artists and individuals who have been directly impacted by the criminal justice system.
Self-nominations will be considered.
The recipient will publicly receive the award at our virtual Visions of Justice fundraiser on Saturday, February 6, 2021. Each year, ARTE holds a community fundraiser to raise much needed funds to support our programming across New York City.
Nominations are open and will remain open until December 31st.