Alternus Energy PLC (EURONEXT:ALT) has unveiled the Alternus Sustainable Arts Initiative to encourage emerging artists to consider and communicate sustainability through art.
Created this year, the company said the initiative is part of its policy to foster sustainability in the arts by supporting artists and providing them with a platform to share their work with international audiences.
He added that under an initial scheme, artists were tasked with creating works of art from recycled or repurposed materials in a competition, with winning artists receiving a financial reward and all works submitted exhibited in the Alternus office and in select partner offices around the world.
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Alternus also entered into a three-year partnership with the National College of Art & Design (NCAD) based in Dublin, Ireland, where research-driven design studio Bureau+ had coordinated a challenge for third-year students to create art around the theme of UN Sustainable Development Goal 11: Sustainable Cities and Communities, using an old solar panel as a backdrop.
The company announced the winners including Brendan Atkins (Tipperary), Claire Moran (Dublin) and Laura Kleis (Trier, Germany), with a “ready to go” award given to Oonagh O’Brien (Wicklow) and a special mention for Erin Flood (Carlow). All winners received a prize of €3,000 (equivalent to a full NCAD scholarship), with the special mention category receiving a prize of €1,000, the company added.
“We are delighted to see the initiative launched with such success – the partnership with NCAD has opened the competition to 22 students. The jury was very impressed with the artistic work and the professional approach of all the participants,” Alternus CEO Vincent Browne said in a statement.
“We are very proud to support the next generation of young artists and hope that through this process they have gained knowledge and experience that will allow them to pursue their passion and establish a lasting career. We look forward to continuing our engagement with NCAD,” he added.
Derek McGarry, head of NCAD’s innovation and engagement department, said Alternus’ direct engagement with students has been hugely beneficial to their personal development and exposure to the business side of a project. creative.
“The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and NCAD is very excited to see where this collaboration takes us next year.”
All the works are visible on www.alternussustainablearts.com
Alternus Energy is a vertically integrated international independent power producer headquartered in Ireland. It develops, installs, owns and operates medium-sized solar farms and aims to own and operate more than 3.5 gigawatts of solar farms by the end of 2025.
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