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2023 Creative
Climate Awards

Inspiring a Climate Renaissance

April 19th - May 12th, 2023

Virtually and throughout NYC

The Creative Climate Awards (CCA) are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired public works and actions. Over the last decade, CCA has showcased climate-inspired artwork from around the globe, including 194 artists from 31 countries and reached over 200,000 audience members.

Our Creative Climate Awards celebrate artists and culture creators whose work inspires innovation, collaboration and action for climate justice with this year's theme of 'Inspiring a Climate Renaissance'.

Image: Kelsey Ann Kasom


Our 2023 CCAs were a  monthlong festival of conversations, screenings, artist talks, performances, parties and a citywide exhibit. We hosted 15 events, projected 30 climate actions on the Manhattan Bridge, and reached more than 1,300 participants. 


27 artists, from seven different countries are coming together on a mission to create public awareness through their climate-inspired works and actions.


Support climate action and artists who are inspiring social change at the same time! Purchase a past CCA artwork today!


This year's curators include creative leaders from the Materials for the Arts, , Bronx Council on the Arts, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden.



Our 2023 CCAs bring together New York City and international artists to create a global Climate Renaissance. Our international call resulted in over 130 submissions and 31 selected pieces from 7 different countries. Together, these creatives engage, educate, and incite action with their creativity. 

Learn more about our artists and see the virtual exhibit below. The top three artists will win cash prizes to support their work. 


Remember to VOTE for your favorite CCA work!  

Image: Mike Harrington
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Our 2023 Creative Climate Awards guest curators are


John Kaiser

 Director of Education, Materials for the Arts

Betty Yu 

Multimedia artist, photographer, filmmaker,

educator, and activist

Dionne Dauxy

 Programs Manager, Bronx Council on the Arts

Shawna Salmon 

Arts Production & Gallery Manager, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden

And our 2023 HII CCA curators are

Charles Baldaia, NGO Management Intern; Tara DePorte, Founder & Executive Director; Virginia Jans, Chief of Staff;  Zoe Lavocat, Program Coordinator;  Nina Schröder, Creative Communications Intern; Mia Tilton, Environmental Education Intern; and Yael Zarrini, NGO Management Intern.

Image: Roos van Geffen
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Guest Judges

This year, in addition to audience voting, we are thrilled to announce our three guest judges for the 2023 CCAs: 

Amy Sohn, Press Secretary, NYC Mayor's Office of Climate and Environmental Justice

Michelle Waring, Steward for Sustainability and Everyday Good, Tom's of Maine

Raya Salter, Commentator, Founder and Executive Director, The Energy Justice Law and Policy Center


This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs  in partnership with the City Council


Dumbo Business Improvement District

Queen's Botanic Garden

New York City DOT Arts Program

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO)

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