The 2011 ‘Freedom to Create’ Prize – Submission Deadline 30th July 2011

The 2011 Freedom to Create Prize is open for nominations through their website from 24 March 2011 until 30 July 2011.

Established in 2006, Freedom to Create supports programmes and projects around the world that unleash people’s creativity.

There are two categories: Main Prize and Imprisoned Artist Prize.You will need to  Register to apply for the prize online or if you already registered,  Sign in to access to your application.

It is also possible to download the Entry forms and email them or post them to us with your artwork. Download the Entry form for the Main Prize here and the Imprisoned Artist Prize here.

The Entry forms for both Prizes can also be found in nine different languages..

Kenyan Poets are especially encouraged to apply as there are currently none that have applied.

Aside from the Prize, Freedom to Create works to share the work of their artists with the rest of the world. In addition to their recent exhibitions in London and New York, they also have a global touring exhibition. Most recently, they have showed at Cairo Opera House, HIFA in Harare and the Queen’s Palace in Afghanistan. All entrants will also be considered for the huge festival they are planning in South Africa for November.

Winners of the 2011 prize will be announced at the Festival in South Africa. It will be marked with a celebration of  the inspiration of this year’s artists.

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