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Creative Climate Awards

    Materials for the Arts is proud to be a part of the Human Impacts Institute’s 2020 Creative Climate Awards. The CCAs, which run from November 15th to December 15th, are an annual series of events that showcase artists creating climate-inspired, public works.

    This year’s awards will be a collaboration with five New York City cultural organizations from the five boroughs: MoCADA, Bronx Council on the Arts, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Materials for the Arts, and Chinatown Art Brigade. Each institution has selected three New York City-based artists who have existing work connected to environmental issues such as health, community resilience, and racial justice.

    Join Materials for an Arts for an Art & Action Chat on Friday, December 4.  

    Art & Action Chat – Materials for the Arts
    Friday, December 4 at 12pm NYC | Virtual

    Materials for the Arts, New York City’s premier reuse facility, models an approach for the future for how cities can save millions of dollars worth of supplies from going into the waste stream and redirect those supplies to artists. John Cloud Kaiser, the Director of Education at MFTA will engage Thad Copeland, Deputy Director of Sustainability at the NYC Department of Education alongside Creative Climate Awards artists Tijay Mohammed, Dianne Smith and Annalisa Iadicicco in conversations about how their artwork with reusable materials impacts sustainability and empowering underserved communities through the arts.