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.
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
Our 2023 Creative Climate Awards guest curators are
Director of Education, Materials for the Arts
Multimedia artist, photographer, filmmaker,
educator, and activist
Programs Manager, Bronx Council on the Arts
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
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)