Anaïs Lellouche works with collectors and institutions to foster endeavours which benefit the cultural sector. We support and collaborate with individuals and organisations dedicated to organising break-through creative projects and initiatives.
We aim to support a range of art projects that are philanthropically focused and make sure that our practice is dedicated to providing opportunities for emerging artists, collectors and visionaries to benefit socio-cultural development.
As a co-founder of the The INSPIRE Art Award, part of our proceeds are redistributed to the fundraising and financial support of the award. We support and organise a number of events which facilitate collaborations between art and charitable foundations.
INSPIRE ART AWARD
How do artistic expressions inspire and move others to action for social justice during and after war?
The INSPIRE Art Award is an initiative of INSPIRE – Inspirational Creative Practice: The Work of Artists after War and Violent Conflict.
As a co-founder of the award, part of our proceeds are redistributed to the fundraising and financial support of the award.
INSPIRE is a research project that studies the role of artists and creative practice in and after violent conflict. The project is hosted by the Peace Research Institute in Oslo (PRIO), an autonomous non-profit research foundation, and connected to the PRIO Centre on Culture and Violent Conflict (CCC).
What inspires and motivates those engaged in creative practice?
How do artists, dancers, poets, art and activism intersect in and after wars in countries engaged in armed conflicts, and amongst exiled artists around the world?
This global award is open to artists who apply on an open call basis. The award offers five selected artists a showing of their work (exhibition, installation, performance) in partnership with major art and cultural institutions in Norway, Switzerland and a solo show and residency for the awarded artist at Residency Unlimited, New York.
The INSPIRE Art Award is proud to be partnered with NITJA Centre for Contemporary Art, who will also be hosting the award ceremony and group exhibition for shortlisted artists in April - June 2024.
INSPIRE Art Award will be running an open call from January 2023 until March 2022 – accessible through a dedicated page on the INSPIRE website. Applicants will be selected by a jury of international experts, composed of artists, curators and arts leaders.
We are delighted to announce the consignment of works by leading contemporary artists. Our interview with consigned artist, Hangama Amiri, provides insights into the artist's inspiration, motivations and artistic expressions.
"When I immigrated to Canada in 2005, I was drawn to the nature, places, and their relation with sense of identity. I was interested in learning and painting these relational ties between identity and place, and how we developed certain instincts, feelings, or love for new places that were chosen for us to call home. Perhaps it was a way for me to express my diaspora experiences living in foreign lands and taking a romantic approach to relate to their histories, cultures, and natures. It was somehow a space for healing and tranquility for me during the process of making Canada my second home."