COAL Prize Catalogues

COAL Prize Catalogues


The COAL Art and Environment Prize is awarded each year to a contemporary artist involved in environmental issues. The winner is chosen from among ten nominees, selected through an international call for projects, by a jury of personalities from the world of contemporary art, research, ecology and sustainable development. Its objective is to encourage artists to take hold of the major contemporary societal and environmental issues and to participate in the emergence of a new culture of nature and ecology. The COAL Art and Environment Award is now an international event that attracts many renowned artists and pioneers of art related to ecology. This success testifies to the creative potential of the plastic arts on this theme through the great wealth of approaches proposed.

Each year, a theme is honored. In four editions, the call for projects of the COAL Prize has received nearly a thousand applications from more than 50 countries.

Created in 2010 by the association COAL, the COAL Art and Environment Prize, worth 10 000 euros, is placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy and the National Center of Plastic Arts. It also benefits from the support of private partners, notably the Yves Rocher Foundation and the Egis Group.


The COAL Prize catalogs:

Catalog COAL Awards 2017

COAL Awards 2016 Catalog

Catalog COAL Awards 2015

COAL Awards 2014 Catalog

Catalog COAL Awards 2013

Catalog COAL Awards 2012

Catalog Prix COAL 2011


Take a look at

MOOC Art and Ecology
Meeting between Andrea Olga Mantovani and Baptiste Morizot

  • About us
    About us

    COAL mobilizes artists and cultural actors on societal and environmental issues and accompanies the emergence of a new culture of ecology through its actions such as the COAL Prize, curating exhibitions, advising institutions and communities, European cooperation, and the animation of conferences, workshops and the first dedicated website


    COAL has been awarding the COAL Prize Art and Environment every year since 2010 and the COAL Student Prize - Culture & Diversity since 2020.

  • Projects

    Major projects linked to the major events in political ecology, in connection with natural or urban environments.

  • Artistic direction
    Artistic direction

    About fifty exhibitions throughout France, cultural actions, works in the public space, and project support to contribute to the emergence of a new culture of ecology.


    Cooperation programs on a European and international scale, support for institutions in their ecological transition through tailor-made accompaniment and training, promotion of arts and ecology issues through publications and numerous conferences and workshops.