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CMHR invites youth art projects for Manitoba 150 human rights exhibition The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has issued a call for submissions of youth art projects about human rights.

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) has issued a call for submissions of youth art projects about human rights, which will become part of an exciting new outdoor and indoor exhibition next year for Manitoba 150.

ARTiculate Our Rights is intended to depict a youthful vision of human rights today and into the future, with interpretation left open to their artistic expression. The projects can be created in any medium except film/video. 

High-quality photographs of the selected submissions will be mounted on large billboard-type signs, to be erected throughout The Forks early next summer in celebration of Manitoba’s 150th anniversary as a province. An indoor version of the exhibition will also be created for display in the Museum’s Level 6 Expressions gallery.

Young Manitoba artists aged 13 to 19 are invited to submit individual or group projects to be considered by a jury for selection in the exhibition. In the process, they will increase their own knowledge about human rights issues, develop skills in creativity, communication, critical thinking and advocacy, add to an artistic portfolio and have an opportunity to showcase their work to the public.

To fuel students’ imaginations and ignite their passion for a human rights issue, classes and groups are invited to explore the CMHR before and during their artmaking process. Grant funding to cover bus and program costs are available for participants.

The call for submission ends January 17, 2020. Information on how to submit can be found at humanrights.ca/exhibition/articulate-our-rights.

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