Applications are open for the International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023. The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) teams up with the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International and Freemuse to organize the Second Edition of the International Art Contest for Minority Artists on the occasion of the Zero Discrimination Day observed globally on 1 March 2023 and to kick off the beginning of Racial Justice Month as part of OHCHR’s year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023
Applications from minority artists exploring intersectionality themes are encouraged for the 2023 edition. Statelessness served as the theme of the inaugural International Art Contest for Minority Artists, which was held in 2022.
The Second Edition will honor minority artists who have used their artistic expression to reveal, investigate, and/or resolve issues pertaining to intersectional forms of prejudice. It attempts to increase public knowledge of minorities’ human rights and their rights as a result of discrimination on multiple fronts.
The Judging Panel will provide four of $1,000 prizes, one of which will be given to a Minority Youth Artist between the ages of 18 and 35. In early November 2023, winners of the awards will be made public.
Eligibility For The International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023
Here are the Eligibility or requirements for this International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023, do well to read and understand what it means, so as to abide by the rules and requirements to be successful in your application process.
- The Minority Artists Awards on Intersectionality Themes accept applications from artists who self-identify as members of a minority.
- All artworks with the theme of intersecting experiences of minorities are eligible, including but not limited to photography, painting, video, installation, drawing, sculpture, etc. However, it is necessary for the applicants for this International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023, to provide OHCHR with a virtual display of the artwork(s) in a digital format due to practical considerations.
The prize recipients will be revealed during a Grand Ceremony in Geneva in November 2023. On this occasion, a visual exhibition and a catalogue displaying the works of the recognized artists will be announce in public.
May 15, 2023
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