About the Freedom to Create Prize
Launched in 2008, the Freedom to Create Prize is a celebration of the courage and creativity of artists, and the positive influence of their work to promote social justice and inspire the human spirit. The Prize is open to all forms of art, in any creative field and to any individual or group of any gender, religion or nationality.
A total prize fund of US$100,000 is awarded to the winning artists and their nominated advocacy organisations to further the cause their artwork has highlighted. In 2011, we have received over 2000 prize entries from more than 145 countries around the globe.
Opportunities for Artists
The Freedom to Create Prize offers a range of opportunities and platforms for artists across the world. In addition to competing for the Freedom to Create Prize, all entrants are also considered for selection to perform at the Freedom to Create Prize concert and showcase their artwork as part of the international Freedom to Create Exhibition - a global touring exhibition of selected works entered for the Freedom to Create Prize.
In addition to recent exhibitions in Cape Town, Xiamen, Sarajevo, Mumbai and New York, Freedom to Create Exhibitions have also been held at the Cairo Opera House in Egypt, the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare, the Queen’s Palace in Kabul, Afghanistan and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.