Arts in Society Award is a collaboration from cooperative Cera, knowledge center Démos and eight art institutions: KASK & Conservatorium / School of Arts HoGent, Koninklijk Conservatorium Antwerpen, LUCA School of Arts, PXL-MAD School of Arts, RITSC, Koninklijk Conservatorium Brussel en Sint Lucas Antwerpen.

The Arts in Society Award is a call for projects with which we stimulate young artists from different disciplines to develop a participatory art project that tackles a social challenge. And this in collaboration with an organisation that from its daily operations is in contact with people in a vulnerable position .
The call for projects is launched yearly at the beginning of the academic year. The project proposals are evaluated by an independent jury. For the selected projects there’s a working budget that gets paid after realising the project.

To get an idea of the laureates and projects of past issues, click here

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Arts in Society is an initiative from Cera.

With around 400.000 fellow members Cera is the biggest cooperation in Belgium. Cera brings people, means and organisations together. It joins forces, takes initiatives and realises meaningful projects with one clear goal: investing together in prosperity and well-being

Cera believes in the importance and the connecting potential of art in society. That’s why Cera wants to give the selected projects from the Arts in Society Award a financial push.

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Cera uses the expertise of Dēmos  for the Arts in Society Award.

Demos is active as a knowledge centre in the Flemish Participation Decree. 

Employees of Dēmos are committed to renewing and deepening the participation of disadvantaged groups in culture, youth and sports. With, among other things, in-depth programmes, articles, the P-Kaffee,... they strive for a more open, inclusive and democratic society.

Dēmos has a lot of experience concerning participatory art practices. At Dēmos, Ann Van de Vyvere works on the Arts in Society Award, among other things. Participants of this project can contact Ann via with all their substantive and practical questions.

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