Nominations Open for Annual Firestarter Award!
Nominations due July 31, 2021
The Firestarter Award honors a young feminist social change artist
for their outstanding ability to inspire others to make a difference!
Young people across Kentucky are making their voices heard and creating art to light the way to a new future. Do you know an artist who is young and innovative? Someone who is using their art for justice movements? Someone who is taking risks in their artmaking and kindling the feminist fires of the future? If so, please consider nominating someone for 2021!
The Firestarter Award honors a young feminist social change artist for their outstanding ability to inspire others to make a difference!
A Firestarter is:
A young person (18-25) who shows meaningful promise in developing as a feminist, social change artist, whose work has the potential to create change for women and girls in Kentucky. Maybe they are not there yet, but they are on their way!
A Firestarter shows potential in:
- high quality artmaking, including taking risks in the creation of new art
- social justice / community engagement. This could be in a specific neighborhood, county or region in KY and/or a focus on artmaking that aspires to change the lives of women and girls in KY
- a developing feminist voice, including new insights and visions and/or fresh approaches to feminist topics or art for social change
Firestarter Award Winners are selected by a jury of their peers, not KFW staff.