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The JUST Art Award 2024

Art for Social Justice

Inequality in the art world is rife, around 85% of artists represented by US institutions are white. In addition, of the $196.6bn spent at auctions between 2008 and 2019, work produced by women accounted for only $4bn, a measly 2% of the total sales. A 2016 study by the National Endowment for the Arts found that just 10% of artists from low-income backgrounds make a living from their art, compared to 40% of artists from high-income backgrounds.

Check out the 2023 winners 

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The JUST Art Award, is a prize aimed at addressing inequality in the art world:

The award was created by activist artist and sustainability leader, Amy Jackson. Through this award, Jackson has committed to giving away 50% of all profits generated by her practice, even after her death, to support ethical, underrepresented, and underfunded artists around the world.  

The fund, which has been raised purely from Jackson’s art sales is an initiative she hopes will inspire other practitioners in different sectors to follow suit to grow diversity and collective voices in arts and beyond. "It's not just about giving a voice to those otherwise unheard, but trying to demonstrate by example, a new way of living and thinking about money," said Jackson. 

The second winner of the JUST Art Award will be judged by a panel of experts, including Emma Cousin (artist), Olivia Bax, (artist) and Amy Jackson (artist, human rights advocate, sustainability leader). 

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2024 Judges

The JUST Art Award 2024 will be judged by Emma Cousin, Olivia Bax and Amy Jackson with the winner announced 18th June 2024.

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