From the Project Coal website:
Application deadline: February 12th, 2012
The Coal Prize will be awarded on March 15th, 2012
The Coal Prize Art & Environment rewards each year a project by a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. Its goals are to promote and support the vital role which art and creation play in raising awareness, supporting concrete solutions and encouraging a culture of ecology. The winner is selected out of ten short-listed by a jury of well-known specialists in art, research, ecology and sustainable development
The 2012 Coal Prize will reward entries that focus on rural issues and farming. It gathers a wide range of stakes, such as: landscape changes, loss of biodiversity, intensive agriculture, heritage, access to land etc. Coal invites artists to reinvest and rethink these crucial topics, for a new approach considering complexity and complementarities of ecosystems.
The award of the 2012 Coal Prize will take place on March 15th, 2012 at Le Laboratoire, a private art center specializing in the blending of art and science.
The prize carries an award of 10 000 euros. Launched in 2010 by the French organization Coal, the coalition for art and sustainable development, the Coal Prize is supported by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the French Ministry of Ecology and Sustainable Development, the National Centre of Fine Arts (CNAP), Le Laboratoire, PwC and a private benefactor.