Deadline: 15 May 2023

On the occasion of the Zero Discrimination Day, celebrated globally on 1 March, and mark 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) joined 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.

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.

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 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.


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