RSPB Northern Ireland is looking for its Artists of the Year 2021 – closing 20 July

RSPB NI, in partnership with TEDxStormont Countdown and renowned Visual Artist Colin Davidson, is calling on aspiring artists to join us and create for nature.

Competition theme

Could you paint for nature, crochet for climate or sculpt for sustainability?

We are calling on artists of all ages and abilities to share their vision for the future of Northern Ireland; a vision rich in nature and free from climate change.

RSPB NI is working hard to raise awareness and find solutions to the nature and climate emergency both here in Northern Ireland and across the globe.

Throughout history big changes have been made by small groups of passionate people making their voices heard for a cause they believe in – one of the most effective ways to do this is through artistic expression.

This competition builds on the idea of activist art, a term used to describe art that is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ to address political or social issues

The nature and climate emergency is the defining issue of our time.

This is a pivotal year for nature in the UK with COP26, a crucial global summit on the climate crisis, being held in Glasgow in November and that is why we want you to ‘canvas’ for nature by showing us your vision for the future of Northern Ireland.

We want to give a platform to a range of voices showing those in power why they should address the nature and climate emergency before it’s too late.

If you believe in this too, help us to Revive Our World, by sharing your vision of a better Northern Ireland, free from the threat of nature loss and climate change.

There are four categories for submissions:

Artist of the Year   

  • Adults (18+)

Young Artists of the Year 

  • Under 8s
  • 8-11
  • 12-17

To Enter

Read more about the competition and how to enter at the link below.

RSPB NI Artists of the Year Competition 2021

The RSPB must receive entries by 11:59pm on Tuesday 20th July 2021

artist forms link
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