Human Rights Award

Call for Manitoba based artists to design and create the Human Rights Commitment Awards of Manitoba 2015
The Details:
The Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba honours Manitobans (individuals and groups) who courageously contribute to the advancement of human dignity and the elimination of discrimination in this province.  The award is given as part of an event celebrating Human Rights Day on December 10.  The December 10th Planning Committee is accepting submissions from Manitoba based artists for its Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba.
Submission Deadline:  September 24, 2015  12 noon
Interested artists must submit proposals electronically or by post by September 24, 2015 – 12noon under the following guidelines:

  1. Artists are asked to submit their designs for 2 works of art to be presented as Commitment Awards on the theme of “RECONCILIATION”.  The 2 works may be identical or different.  There are no specific size parameters but the pieces must be in a scale that is portable for presentation.
  2. The following information must be incorporated on both works of art.

Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba 2015
Name of Recipient (to be provided)
*Note:  The text can be incorporated directly into the works or it can be applied to the works in the form of a plaque.

  1. Submissions are open to all mediums including, but not limited to textiles, paper, metal, glass, wood.
  2. All submissions will be reviewed by the Awards Committee and one artist will be selected.
  3. Confirmation that the complete budget – including, but not limited to, artist fees, design fees, materials, fabrication/production and shipping of commissioned pieces to downtown Winnipeg address, is limited to $1,000.00 (including taxes).

Design Proposals must include:

  1. Artist Contact information
  2. Detailed description of the proposed artwork(s) including approximate dimensions, specific materials used.  Photos and/or sketches are preferred.
  3. Artist’s CV (3 pages max)
  4. Examples of previous work (up to 5 jpeg images, 72 dpi) that reflect your aesthetic and the artistic quality of your work
  5. A brief description of how the theme of reconciliation guided the design of your work.  (250 word max)

Project timeline:
1.  September 24, 12noon:  submission of proposals due
2.  Oct 2:  notification of selection committee results
3.  November 25: award recipients’ names will be provided for plaques
4.  December 3: delivery of art to 7th Floor 175 Hargrave Street
5.  December 9: Awards Reception
Email submissions :   [email protected]
Please email proposals to the address above with “HRC Awards – your name” in the subject heading.  Please note the electronic submissions must be limited to 10 MB per email.
Mail loaded USB, CD or DVD to:
December 10th Planning Committee
c/o  Canadian Human Rights Commission
750 – 175 Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB
R3C 3R8
Please enclose a Stamped SAE  if you would like your submitted materials returned to you.
All questions regarding this call should be directed to: Lily Rosenberg,  Ph: 204-983-2189
Email: [email protected]