Second Edition 2023
Recognizing Minority Artists Working on Intersectionality Themes
On the occasion of the Zero Discrimination Day celebrated globally on 1 March 2023, and to launch the start of Racial Justice Month, part of OHCHR’s year-long commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) joins with the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International and Freemuse join forces to organize the Second Edition of the International Art Contest for Minority Artists. The 2023 edition invites applications from minority artists working on intersectionality themes.
The First Edition of the International Art Contest for Minority Artists was organized in 2022 and focused on the theme of statelessness. The catalogue and summary of winners is available here.
The Second Edition will celebrate minority artists who have exposed, explored, and/or addressed matters relating to intersectionality and intersectional forms of discrimination through their artwork. It aims to raise awareness on the human rights of individuals and groups belonging to minorities and facing compounded forms of discrimination.
From 1 March 2023 to 15 May 2023, minority artists are invited to submit up to five works of art related to intersectionality and intersectional forms of discrimination. Applications should be submitted here by the end of 15 May 2023.
Applications will be assessed by a dedicated Judges Panel. The Judges Panel will select three minority artists or art projects to receive non-hierarchical awards, as well as one minority artists or art project to receive the Minority Youth Artist Award.
The award-winners will be announced in November 2023 at a hybrid Ceremony organized in Geneva. On this occasion, a visual exhibition and a catalogue featuring the awarded artists and their art will be publicly launched.
- Applicants must identify themselves as belonging to a national, ethnic, religious or linguistic minority, in accordance with the 1992 UN Minorities Declaration.
- Applicants can be of any nationality or intersectionality.
- All art formats are eligible, there are no limitations on style or medium. Submissions must however be in electronic format.
- The artwork speaks to the issue of intersectionality, and provides insight on minority issues, identity or experience in relation with intersectionality
- Application to the contest is free-of charge; there is no application and no facilitation fee. Efforts to impose charges for application should please be reported to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Submissions of collaborative works by multiple minority artists are welcome.
- The work submitted must have been made by the applicant(s) or must be the result of collaborative efforts in which the applicant is included.
- The artwork must be submitted in digital format.
International Art Contest
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1 Mar at 12.00 –12.00 CEST