Call for Artists - "Indigeneity"

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: ‘INDIGENEITY’

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.

Submission Deadline: April 1st, 2016
Exhibition: From June 20 to September 1, 2016 - Ottawa, Canada. Hosted by the HRREC at the uOttawa.

Art Selection Committee and Jurors:

  • Chantal RODIER | Artist and professor, uOttawa – Canada
  • Omid MILANI | Artist and professor, uOttawa – Canada
  • Richard D. LUBBEN | Artist and professor, South Texas College – USA
  • Yolanda SPINOLA-ELIAS | Artist and professor, University of Seville – Spain
  • 233 | Ramon BLANCO-BARRERA | Artist and professor, University of Seville – Spain

How to Apply:

Please send a one-page proposal and a picture, recording or Internet link to a sample of your work to before April 1st, 2016 at

Your proposal should describe: (i) artist name, (ii) title, (iii) date, (iv) technique and materials, (v) dimensions, (vi) how your artwork is related to the idea of indigeneity, (vii) any equipment or materials you will require, and (viii) any other data you consider.

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