“Multiculturalism is the future of humanity
and the pinnacle of our hopes.
I believe in diversity.
I am a child of diversity.”
(Yasmina Khadra, Corriere della Sera, 2015)
The Torino Social Impact Art Award is the result of the desire to create a dialogue between art and social innovation, with the aim of initiating actions that can have an impact on the present, in the contemporary society.
Supported by Torino Social Impact, created and coordinated by Artissima, the prize offer two young artists residing in Italy the opportunity to take part in a residency in Torino (Jin uly) for the creation of a new work. The award is aimed at young people with training in the world of contemporary art, of a multicultural and migratory background.
The 2020 edition – titled Quante Italie? – awarded Caterina Erica Shanta with the project Talking about visibility and Liryc Dela Cruz with the project Il Mio Filippino: Invisible Bodies, Neglected Movements.
The 2021 edition – titled ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT – concentrates on photographic and video production, and invites the artists to use this medium of expression, offering a contribution to the transformation of social perception of particularly urgent themes or life stories considered “distant”.
The deadline to apply is 22 June 2021.