Can Art change the world?

Are you a young creative aged between 13-25? Do you have a completed or half finished piece of art, or simply an idea for one; that you think could raise awareness of something that needs to be changed in the world?  If so, enter this youth Arts competition run by Arts Award Voice.

I’m thrilled that I’ve been invited to be a guest judge on the panel and will get the chance to see your art and hear the ideas behind them.
It’s going to be an exciting competition to enter as it’s all about your ideas to make the world a better place.

And all the finalists will be invited to a huge event in London’s East end at Richmix where their work will be exhibited. It’s going to be lots of fun, so get involved, even if you’ve never thought of yourself as an artist before. It’s going to be a buzz getting together with other creative young people and sharing each other’s work.

I tell you all about it in my vlog

Art changes the world, if we feel something, we just get it, and it can motivate us to take action. And art can go viral these days, your art can move quickly around the world through social media platforms and create an impact instantly.

For example look at this art that had an impact on me when I saw it on facebook, art that had been made with the refugees on the morning of the camps eviction in Calais. Really powerful, one paper cut out for each person, left on a washing line.

Have a look around you, look at how art is being used to influence people all the time, from adverts on social media, T.V. to billboards to packaging and think about how you instead can use art to get your voice heard about an issue that means something to you. You can use any artform and any issue, for example I use film as a medium to raise awareness about Down’s syndrome for example through ‘My Little Sister…’ series

To Enter head over to Arts Award Voice website, do it now as the closing date is 30th April!

can art change the world competition