The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023 | APPLY NOW

This informs the public about the The UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023 for Minority Artists. Details about the Scholarship are given below.

UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023

About UN Human Rights Office International Art Contest 2023

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 forces with the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International and Freemuse 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.

Program Details 

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 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.

 UN Human Rights Office International Art Contest Eligibility

  • minority artists are invited to submit up to five works of art related to intersectionality and intersectional forms of discrimination.
  • 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: ohchr-minorities@un.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.

UN Human Rights Office International Art Contest 2023 Application

For those interested in UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023, open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 June 2023.

Open this link for more details about the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) International Art Contest 2023.

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