Cultural Innovation International Prize

Cultural Innovation International Prize 2016-17

Climate Change

The call for entries opens on 11 October 2016

The Cultural Innovation International Prize is a biennial competition organised by the Centre of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) with the aim of incentivising projects which explore possible cultural scenarios for the coming years. 

In a context of thoroughgoing changes, the Prize aims to foster contexts for incorporating the creative and innovative potential of citizens and provide tools to this end. It functions as a new space for creation, production and diffusion of projects concerned with developing imaginative solutions for the cultural challenges of the twenty-first century.

Any project submitted for the Prize must present a work of creation, production or exposition of contents responding in an innovative way to a key theme specific to each call for entries. The theme for the second award (2016-2017) is climate change.

The Prize is open to all people of legal age, of any nationality and resident in any country, who may present individually or as members of non-profit-making groups.


The second award

The second award of the Prize marks the start of a CCCB programme on the challenges posed by global warming for the future of the planet and how culture might work towards, and act as a catalyst for change.

Candidates must present a culturally innovative consciousness-raising project on climate change. It should aim to empower citizens and actively involve them in embracing values of environmental responsibility.

The winning project will be shown in the framework of the exhibition Another World (October 2017 – March 2018). If necessary the Beta Station will be ceded for this purpose. This is a lab area which is used as an annex for the CCCB’s Beta Line exhibitions.


Spheres of activity

  • Third culture: Proposals which explore the connections between art, science, the humanities and technology.
  • Educational proposals: Initiatives and ideas for involving educators, children, young people and families. New popularising and educational formats bringing together the cultural and educational worlds.
  • Citizen innovation: Projects developing new tools, platforms and programmes for participating and collectively designing proposals aiming at cultural transformation.

* These areas are examples used to outline the aim of the award but different approaches and hybrid forms may also be presented.


Submission of entries: from 11 October 2016 to 31 January 2017

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