Meantime Media video production agency were asked to film & edit a video from this years Artraker Awards evening in London. The event video was for the second ever Artraker Award. Artraker’s vision is to help shape and inspire through visual art how people and organisations understand, engage and respond to conflicts, and to become the recognised home for powerful conflict art and artists. The event video will now help promote Artraker and the good work they do. Watch the event video below:
Announced biennially in the week of International Peace Day (21 September) the Artraker Awards provides visibility and financial support to artists working on art and conflict. It recognizes new ways to raise awareness, communicate, stimulate debate and transform our understanding of war, violent conflict and social upheaval.
An international panel of experts from both the art and peace-making/peace-building disciplines assesses submissions for the Artraker Awards. They look for experimentation and engagement, audacity, change and capacity to inspire. The final prizes are granted to inspirational, creative projects and imaginative initiatives.
As seen on the event video, the Artraker Awards for 2014 included three award categories: The Artraker Award, Artraker Award for Social Impact, and Artraker Award for Innovation in Narrative (supported by a/political). Each Awardee receives GBP 2,500 and participates in the Art of Peace – A Travelling Exhibition.