Call for Entry: Refugee Rights Art Exhibition

Artwork will be displayed in a juried art exhibition at Toronto City Hall. The show will run in conjunction with Refugee Rights Week and in commemoration of the April 4, 1985 decision of the Supreme Court of Canada, recognizing that refugees have the right to fundamental justice.

Submissions will be juried by a panel made up of visual artists, refugees & refugee settlement workers. Priority will go to artists who are refugees, however other artist are welcome to submit work that speaks to the aforementioned theme. Artists working in the following media are invited to submit: Painting, Drawing, Photography, Print Making & Textiles. Successful entries will be exhibited in the Rotunda Room at Toronto City Hall from March 30th – April 3rd.

Interested artists should prepare a package, which contains the following:

  • up to three jpeg images of work, either on a CD or attached to email (title & number each file; make sure that the title & number correspond to image list)
  • application form
  • image list (including Titles, Medium & Dimensions)
  • a brief artist statement (maximum 1 page)

Email submissions will be considered. For submissions by mail, please include a self addressed stamped envelope if you wish us to return your material to you.

Submissions deadline: Friday March 20th, 2009 @ 8pm

Artists will be notified of their status by Wednesday March 25th, 2009.
Art to be delivered by Friday March 27th, 2009

By Mail:
“Refugee Rights Art Exhibition”
c/o Romero House
1558 Bloor St. W.
Toronto Ontario
M6P 1A4

By Email: Michelle Clarke, Curator mcclrk@mta.ca

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