In 2019, the Rupert Art Foundation and the Rupert Museum in Stellenbosch launched the Social Impact Arts Prize 2020, calling for great creative ideas with the potential to make an impact on the communities within which they are created.

Following a rigorous and inspiring assessment of the 123 submissions by an international panel of judges, these six projects have been announced as finalists, and three were awarded.

The winning projects were set to be produced and installed during a six-month residency in Graaff-Reinet. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the production was placed on hold until August 2020. In this time some of these projects have been re-envisioned and reshaped to fit the global changes and challenges facing us all.

Tears become Rain (Award winner)
David Brits
Raiven Hansmann

Hello Wolk (Award winner)
Pierre Swanepoel
Gustav Praekelt

PLANTed (Award winner)
Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Casper Lundie
Andrew Brose

A Seat at the Table
Kassie Naidoo
Ayesha Mukadam

Reveal the City
Kim Lieberman
Anthony Orolowitz
Dewald Veldsman
Kirsty Fick
Hugh Fraser

August de Wet

A section of this exhibition will be traveling to Graaff-Reinet for exhibition at the Jan Rupert Art Centre from the end of September 2020.

Rupert Museum

Stellentia Road


Central Stellenbosch 7600

South Africa.