UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) – International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023. The call for Applications has been another for the UN OHCHR International Art Contest for Minority Artists 2023.
However, in line with the just concluded global celebration of Zero Discrimination Day on the 1st of March 2023, and the commencement of Racial Justice Month.
UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)
The UN OHCHR is collaborating with NGOs, and Minority Rights Group International, in offering the Second Edition of the International Art Contest for Minority Artists.
This year, the OHCHR International Art Contest is inviting applications from minority artists working on intersectionality themes. The previous edition of the program held in 2022 was focused on statelessness.
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) Through the judging panel, will offer four awards of $1,000 each;
However, this award combines a Minority Youth Artist Award which will be reserved for artists aged between 18-35.
There will be a public announcement of award winners in early November 2023.
Eligibility Criteria for the Contest
Who can participate?
The OHCHR recognizes the contest as open to all artists over 18 years old who self-identify as belonging to a minority group. Minority groups encompass ethnic, linguistic, religious, or cultural groups that constitute a smaller proportion of the population in a given area or country.
- The contest is open to artworks focusing on intersectional experiences by minorities as a theme, including but not limited to photography, painting, video, installation, drawing, sculpture, etc.
- Virtual presentations of the artworks should be submitted to OHCHR in a digital format.
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- To participate, artists must submit one original artwork in any medium that represents their artistic vision and creativity. The artwork must be accompanied by a brief artist statement that explains the inspiration behind the piece and how it represents the artist’s minority identity.
- Submissions should be sent via email to the OHCHR before the deadline of May 15, 2023. The email must include the artist’s name, contact information, and a high-resolution digital image of the artwork.
- The OHCHR will review all submissions and select the winning artist based on artistic merit, originality, and representation of minority identity.
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023 for Minority Artists is an excellent opportunity for minority artists to showcase their creativity and promote their right to artistic expression.
By participating in this contest, artists can raise awareness of the challenges they face and promote cultural exchange and diversity. However, we encourage all eligible artists to participate and look forward to seeing their inspiring artwork.
What is the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR)?
The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) is a United Nations agency responsible for promoting and protecting human rights worldwide.
Who can participate in the International Art Contest 2023?
Well, the International Art Contest 2023 is open to all artists over 18 years old who self-identify as belonging to a minority group, as recognized by the OHCHR.
What types of artwork are eligible for the contest?
Artists can submit one original artwork in any medium that represents their artistic vision and creativity. However, this may include painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, digital art, mixed media, or any other visual medium.
What is the prize for the winning artist?
The winning artist will receive a $1,000 prize and recognition on the OHCHR website and social media platforms. Furthermore, the OHCHR may also organize an exhibition featuring the artwork of the winning artist.
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