The GlobArt Award honors persons whose lives and work reflect GlobArt aims and ideals; men and women who can be looked upon as examples of GlobArt philosophy both by what they do and by who they are. GlobArt is a platform for men and women who are consciously active within our changing society. Through GlobArt, representatives of a wide variety of professions and interests are being given an opportunity for an exchange of thoughts and experience, often leading to concrete activities and projects. The aim of GlobArt is to contribute to an holistic approach to present day problems and possible solutions.
The 2012 GlobArt Award was awarded on September 27, 2012 to John Hunter for his transformative World Peace Game and conscious teaching practice. John was at the annual conference of the GlobArt Academy held in Krems, Austria to receive the award.
Recipients of the annual GlobArt award are presented with a symbolic figure designed by Professor Josef Kaiser of the Vienna University of Applied Art, an associate of Prof. Adolf Frohner, sculptor and designer of such coins as the Austrian version of the Euro. In expressive simplicity, the figure of the award is designed to call to mind the specific elements of this award: a synthesis of spirituality, creativity, and social awareness.
Previous recipients of the GlobArt Award:
|1998||Lord Yehudi Menuhin||musician and humanist||for his achievements as a musician and for his committed support of young musicians”|
|2000||Hans Küng||Theologian||“for his Global Ethic Foundation”|
|Fariborz Sahba||architect||“for the planning and constructing of the Indian Bahá’í Temple (Lotus Temple, New Delhi”)|
|2003||Václav Havel||first President of the Czech Republic and writer||“for his contribution to peace and society as well as for his life-work as a writer”|
|2004||Dom Erwin Kräutler||Bishop of Xingú (Brazil)||“for his support of and work for the poor in his diocese in Amazonia”|
|2005||Freda Meissner-Blau||politician, journalist||“for their exemplary commitment to the ideals of the civil society and to the rights of the individual”|
|2005||Franz Küberl||Head of Caritas Austria|
|2006||José Antonio Abreu||economist, lawyer, musician||founder of the National Symphony Orchestra Simón Bolivár|
|2007||Riccardo Muti||conductor||Italian conductor and music director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra|
|2009||Ernesto Cardenal||priest, poet||“for his lifelong relentless fight against oppression and injustice as suffered by the people of Nicaragua.”|