Indigeneity - Call for Artists

Indigeneity – Call for Artists

The Human Rights Research and Education Centre at the University of Ottawa invites students and emerging artists to participate in a international exhibition on the theme of Indigeneity.

Call for artists application

Deadline: 1 Mar 2016

This exhibition will be part of the first edition of the Summer School on The Arts and Human Rights (AHR) next June 2016. The goal of this course is to explore issues around the Art as a manifestation of human rights and as an instrument for the promotion of human rights. The course is open to students (for credit or not) as well as academics, government employees, NGO and IO staff, indigenous and community representatives, artists, activists, and cultural workers. Each year, the summer school will focus in a particular theme. For the first edition, the theme will be Indigenous Arts and Culture.

Around 20 selected works will be included for the exhibition. Financial aid is available for artworks transportation. Size and weight limitations will be considered for the exhibition. Video art: maximum length of 5 minutes.

The Exhibition will be held from June 20 to September 1, 2016 – Ottawa, Canada. Hosted by the HRREC at the uOttawa.

In recognition of the arts as an integral medium of learning and expression, the Human Rights Research and Education Centre (HRREC) has launched The Arts and Human Rights Programme (A+HR Programme). The objective of this powerful new initiative is to raise awareness and engage individuals in a multidisciplinary interrogation of human rights issues that is framed through various forms of creative artistic expression such as visual, performance, media, cinematographic, musical, and literary arts.

For more information, contact arthrrec@uottawa.ca.

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