OHCHR Art Contest for Minority Artists Working on Statelessness
On the occasion of the International Day Against Racial Discrimination 21 March 2022, the OHCHR, the UNHCR and the NGO Freemuse are launching a contest for minority artists who have exposed, explored, and/or addressed matters relating to statelessness through their artwork. They aim to support minority artists’ work on statelessness and to increase the visibility of their artwork, while raising awareness on the human rights of stateless individuals and groups belonging to minorities.
Artists who self-identify as belonging to a minority in accordance with the 1992 UN Minorities Declaration are welcome to apply. All artworks with statelessness as a theme are eligible, including but not limited to photography, painting, video, installation, drawing, sculpture, dancing, music, etc. For practical reasons, electronic copies of the artwork(s) should be submitted in a digital format.
When applying to the award, entrants should submit a short biography (including on their minority background), a paragraph describing their approach to/and or vision of a world without statelessness, and a selection of up to 5 pieces of their artwork that relate to these themes.
Minority artists are invited to submit up to five works of art related to statelessness, as well as to complete the information requested here.
Deadline for submissions is 21 June 2022.
The contest is adjudicated by a dedicated Judges Panel involving minority artists from various contexts worldwide, which will select three minority artists or art projects to receive awards.
The award-winners will be announced on 4 November 2022, the 8th anniversary of the #IBelong Campaign to End Statelessness.