Applications Invited for ISC Innovator Award 2021
International Sculpture Center (ISC)
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Closing Date : August 12 2021, Thursday


About the Organization:

The International Sculpture Center (ISC) is a member-supported, nonprofit organization founded in 1960 to champion the creation and understanding of sculpture and its unique, vital contribution to society. Members include sculptors, collectors, patrons, architects, developers, journalists, curators, historians, critics, educators, foundries, galleries, and museums—anyone with an interest in and commitment to the field of sculpture.

ISC Innovator Award 2021

The ISC Innovator Award was established to recognize the creative innovation of individuals, organizations, or collectives who develop new ideas and work to improve and/or expand the field of contemporary sculpture. The recipient of this award demonstrates a commitment to their community and effects social change through their work. Submissions will be reviewed by a jury of professionals in the field, who will select one final recipient. After confirmed by the ISC Awards Committee and Board of Trustees, the recipient will be honored at community awards ceremony (date TBD).

Eligibility and Award Criteria:

  • Applicants may apply as individuals or groups (such as but not limited to artists, cultural organizers, curators, nonprofit, organization, collaborative, etc.)

  • Available for both domestic and international entities.

  • Applicants may not be a current graduate or undergraduate student (*Student eligibility through the  ISC Outstanding Student Achievement in contemporary sculpture awards program)

  • Open to sculptors/groups working in any material or medium

Examples of innovation include:

  • Develops new thought processes

  • Is a unique benefit to the community and/or society

  • Encourages social change

  • Creative use of sculpture/materials/technique/processes

  • Demonstrate the promise of continuing creative and professional growth

Award Recipient Benefits:

  • $1,000 Cash prize

  • One year Professional (individual) or Associate (organization) level

  • ISC Membership

  • Recognition on and in Sculpture Magazine

  • Virtual event to present work/project to the ISC Sculpture Community

  • Residency opportunity (if available)

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