Through My Eyes: Art for Development Calling All Artists Based in Canada!
As the deadline to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 approaches, the need for collaboration, mobilization, creativity, and innovation is greater than ever. Such work is often restricted by factors such as geographical location, language, and funding. But art is universal. Through artistic expression, people with different cultures, languages, experiences, and socioeconomic backgrounds can communicate, collaborate, and get inspired.
WUSC is proud to bring together artists from Canada, Ghana, and Malawi for a very exciting project: an art exhibition inspired by the impact of the SDGs on communities around the globe!
We are calling upon all Canada-based artists to create one original art piece that represents one of the first 16 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from their very own perspective. These art pieces will accompany 16 other representations of the SDGs, created by artists in Ghana and Malawi, thus culminating in 32 total art pieces. SDG17 – Partnership for the Goals – will be co-created by attendees at WUSC’s annual International Forum in February 2024. The exhibit will then launch and travel across Canada until March 2027. The objective is to present various and unique perspectives of how the SDGs impact communities all over the world, while creating space for discussion, collaboration, and solidarity.
Any and all artists living in Canada are welcomed and encouraged to submit an artwork proposal for a SDG close to their heart. The deadline for submissions is November 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. EST. Only selected artists will be contacted.
For more information about the project, the proposal process, or to submit your artwork proposal, click here.
Through My Eyes: Art for Development is a WUSC initiative, in partnership with Global Affairs Canada as part of our efforts to mobilize and engage the Canadian public on global development issues through the IGNI+E project. If you are interested in attending the exhibition launch, meeting the artists or welcoming the exhibition to your region of Canada between February 2024 and March 2027, please contact us.
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