Grantham Art Prize
“Art has the potential to inspire minds and touch emotions in a way that science alone often finds challenging.” - Martin Siegert, Visiting Professor at the Grantham Institute
Grantham Climate Art Prize 2023
And so it is that the Grantham Institute - Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College London is running it’s bi-annual project, the Grantham Climate Art Prize, once again in 2023.
The 2023 theme will be climate action, using Institute’s Climate Action hub as inspiration for positive actions we can all take to reduce our impact on the planet, including reducing energy use and bills and eating less meat and dairy. We will be inviting young people’s interpretation of these themes, and how they imagine a better world.
Watch this space - we will be publishing details of how you can get involved in the coming months. In the meantime we are seeking partner organisations and corporate sponsorship to promote the art prize and make it a success. We are also seeking judges from the world of science, the arts and broadcasting. If you’d like to have a conversation about a possible partnership or sponsorship, or any other aspects of the art prize, please contact: email@example.com
Grantham Art Prize 2021
In 2021, the Grantham Art Prize resulted in powerful street art unveiled across UK: eight murals, designed by young people from diverse communities and painted by professional artists, were installed across UK cities ahead of the UN Climate Conference COP26. The murals highlighted biodiversity loss resulting from climate change. Photographs of them were exhibited in some of the Natural History Museum’s Real World Science museums; on billboards across London by our partner organisation that year, Octopus Energy; in a digital display at COP26 in Glasgow; and in regional and national media.
Grantham Art Prize 2018
In 2018, The Grantham Art Prize, ran in conjunction with the Royal College of Art (RCA), was launched as part of the Grantham Institute's 10th Anniversary celebrations. The competition was designed to create a conversation about climate change in a visual way, and to kick start collaborations between Imperial College London and students from other universities. The competition culminated in an art exhibition at Imperial College London that ran from 25-28 April 2019, and an exhibition at the Dyson Gallery from 20-30 August 2019.