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ARTiculate Our Rights Manitoba youth are invited to submit their art for an upcoming exhibition!

Submissions close January 17, 2020

Smears of red, blue, purple and yellow paint.

Exhibition details

You can be part of an exciting art challenge that promotes human rights and celebrates Manitoba 150! We are looking for art projects that explore your vision for the future. 

We invite young artists from all over Manitoba to imagine the future for human rights and how these rights will impact people’s lives. Why do human rights matter to youth today? What will human rights look like in the future?

This is an opportunity to see your art featured in an exhibition! Young people ages 13 to 19 are eligible to submit. Chosen submissions will be showcased in an amazing outdoor exhibition, called ARTiculate Our Rights, to be presented at The Forks in Winnipeg next summer in celebration of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary.

Young artists are invited to make their submission online until January 17, 2020. 

ARTiculate Our Rights is presented by the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and Manitoba 150.

Why participate?

  • Gain knowledge about human rights 
  • Develop skills in communication, critical thinking, creativity and advocacy 
  • Build a creative portfolio through a public forum
  • Make art in your preferred medium or practice a new creative skill
  • Showcase your creation in the Museum or in an outdoor exhibition at The Forks!

Need inspiration?

Before and during the artmaking process, we invite classes or groups to explore themes, topics and art displayed at the Museum. This is an opportunity to engage students in exploring the future of human rights, and how to express ideas through art.

Grants to cover bus costs and programs will be available for art teachers or community organizations participating in this project. For more information, contact education@humanrights.ca.

Submission and exhibition dates

The call for submissions is open until January 17, 2020.

The Museum, in partnership with Manitoba 150, will present the ARTiculate Our Rights outdoor exhibition at the Forks starting in late spring of 2020. The Museum plans to display additional entries in its Expressions gallery on Level 6 from Summer 2020 through Spring 2021.

Criteria for submissions

Who is eligible for ARTiculate Our Rights?*

  • Students in Grades 9 to 12 (ages 13 to 19)
  • Students under the age of 18 must submit a parent/legal guardian consent form with their online submission. 
  • Individual or group submissions welcome
  • Must be residents of Manitoba
  • Must be original artworks that reflect a youth perspective on the topic of human rights in the future
  • Original artworks can be created in any medium except film or video but must be submitted in the form of a high-quality digital photograph.

*Publishers, galleries, agents and collectors are not eligible to submit entries.

What do I need to submit?

  • The submission must include a short, written description about the artwork and how it fits the theme (maximum 100 words) 

Digital images of the artworks:

  • Can be a maximum dimension of 17 inches wide by 12 inches tall at 300 dpi (the higher the resolution, the better the image will appear when reproduced in a large-scale format)
  • Must have a horizontal orientation (meaning that it is wider than it is tall). 
  • Must be submitted as JPG, JPEG, TIFF, PDF or EPS
  • Must be no larger than 400 MB
  • Must include the artist’s first and last name in the file name (e.g.: johndoe_studentwork.jpg)

Submissions that do not meet these technical requirements will be disqualified. 

Who retains the rights to the artwork?

The artists and/or groups of artists will retain the rights to the artwork. However, submitting an entry grants the Museum a license to use the artwork in perpetuity. 

By submitting, the artists confirm and acknowledge that: 

  • The artwork being submitted is their own original work and is not a reproduction of someone else’s work;
  • The Museum is granted worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free, irrevocable, and non-exclusive right and license to use, copy, adapt, transmit, publicly display, distribute, and create derivative works or merchandise of the artist(s) work and personal information (including name, age and city/town of residence) in any and all manner and media whatsoever, whether now known or hereafter devised, for any purpose at the Museum’s sole discretion; and
  • The Museum will not be required to pay any additional consideration, including but not limited to, artist fees or exhibition rights fees, or to seek any additional approval in connection with the above uses.

Wherever possible, any use of the artwork by the Museum will include a credit to the artist(s) which will include the artist’s name, age and city/town of residence.

Please note that to make a submission, you will be required to create an account with the online platform Submittable.

The collection and use of personal information by the Museum for this project is authorized by the federal Museums Act and complies with the federal Privacy Act.