Optimism • Action • Common Purpose

What could hope and commitment look like, through the printmaker’s eye?
Is it possible that the power of common action and our collective voice could overtake the current trajectory and lead us together, in the restoration of a thriving, healthy planet?
The Inaugural 2022 Common Ground Print Prize seeks answers.
Statement of Purpose:

The Common Ground Print Prize is a collective, creative response to the environmental crisis that we all face. The aim of the Prize is to fuel stubbornly optimistic action and a renewed vision for a thriving, healthy planet.

Artists are invited to create prints that tap into the power of common action and collective voice, inspiring hope and unyielding commitment to a sustainable future.

The $1000 non-acquisitive Common Ground Print Prize will be awarded to the single winning entry that responds in the most evocative way to the Common Ground Print Prize Statement of Purpose. The winning entry will be determined by a panel of judges from the fields of fine arts and environmental sustainability.

Key dates:
  •  Entries open – 15th November 2021
  •  Deadline for submissions – 7th February 2022
  •  Shortlisted artists notified – 1st March 2022
  •  Shortlisted works delivery deadline – 1st April 2022
  •  Opening celebration and announcement of winners – 22nd April 2022