Knowledge into use awards: #Art4Resilience

Knowledge into use awards: #Art4Resilience

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Date: 21st September 2022
Author: CDKN Global
Type: News

The “Knowledge into use” awards are for innovative and creative ways of facilitating the use of resilience knowledge. These could be games, cartoons, arts, theatre, exhibits of local and indigenous knowledge or audio-visual content (films, songs, etc).

Submit an entry to stand a chance to be granted $5000 USD, be showcased at key events, and have your work displayed on all our social media channels. Individuals, groups or grassroots organisations are welcome to submit concept notes/ ideas/ abstracts on how they intend to express resilience knowledge through a creative channel such as games, cartoons, or songs.

About the awards

The “Knowledge into use” awards are for innovative and creative ways of facilitating the use of resilience knowledge. These could be games, cartoons, arts, theatre, exhibits of local and indigenous knowledge or audio-visual content (movies, songs, etc). These innovative and creative ideas should be based on sound evidence published in the form of research papers or reports. The broad themes for this contest include urban, rural and coastal resilience. Harmonising science with elements of justice, equity and indigenous and local knowledge expressed creatively using evidence that exists on these three themes is highly encouraged. The most interesting concepts will be awarded cash awards with the expectation that the award money will act as an enabler for the individual/group/grassroots organisation to implement or express the idea creatively in time for an exhibition within 6-8 months.

The concept note/ idea should be a 200 word brief on the challenges being solved and the evidence generated on enhancing resilience. For instance, mangroves have the potential to act as resilient natural infrastructure to manage storm surges and support community livelihoods. If this knowledge is depicted through an entertaining comic strip, then that could be a contender for the cash award.

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Knowledge into use awards card
Photo: GRP

How to enter

Please submit the following by 20 October through this Google Form:

  • An entertaining audio visual in the form of (but not be limited to) games, videos, podcasts, comics, graphic art, or performing arts, etc
  • A written concept note in a pdf or word document that describes the evidence behind the art (max 200 words)

Guidelines:

  • The contest is open to individuals, groups or grassroots organisations with a presence in at least one country of a country eligible for Official Development Assistance as defined by the OECD-DAC.
  • The concept note/idea should be brief and evidence-based, i.e. it is necessary to cite evidence in the form of reports or research papers to build a case for the knowledge that is being put into use through creative means. 
  • The medium of expression can be (but is not be limited to) games, videos, podcasts, comics, graphic art, or performing arts, etc.
  • The ideas for the "Knowledge into use" awards may be at any stage of completion (ideas that are at concept stage will only be considered if the individual or group has previously executed similar concepts).
  • The broad themes for this contest include urban, rural and coastal resilience.
  • Harmonising science with elements of justice, equity and indigenous and local knowledge expressed creatively using the evidence that exists on these three themes is highly encouraged.
  • The knowledge put into use through creative expression should be based on sound evidence published in the form of research papers or reports.
  • The winners will be selected based on creativity in expression and sound evidence base of knowledge as expressed in the application.
  • The cash awards aims to enable the individual, group or grassroots organisation to implement or express their idea creatively in time for exhibition.
  • The copyright for the final products will lie with the winners. CDKN, GRP and ICCCAD retain the right to use the material on social media and their websites.
  • Submit your entry early to increase your chances of getting featured. Submissions will be reviewed daily.

To be considered, please submit your entries via this Google Form by 20 October 2022.  For any questions, please contact June Kimaiyo - jkimaiyo@globalresiliencepartnership.org.

General liability release

By participating in this contest, each entrant agrees:

  • That the submission is the entrant’s own original, previously unpublished, and previously unproduced work; any entrant who incorporates any intellectual property or material owned by a third party into his or her submission does so at his or her own risk.
  • That they grant GRP, CDKN and ICCCAD the right to use the submission in connection with the contest and marketing and promotion of the contest, and use this material in future communications material and collateral. The entrant will be properly credited when content is used. That this contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram or any other social media channel, and that you are providing your information to GRP, CDKN and ICCCAD and not to Instagram or any other social media channel.
  • By submitting an entry for consideration in the contest, the entrant agrees to be bound by the contest’s participation guidelines and GRP’s Privacy Policy.

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