Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba 2016

Call for Manitoba based artists to design and create the
Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba 2016
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.  Since 2000, the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties and the Canadian Human Rights Commission have partnered  to host this event in order to acknowledge the achievements of those who work to advance human rights.  In the last several years, this has been done through the presentation of a work of art.
The December 10th Planning Committee is now accepting submissions from Manitoba based artists for its Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba.
Submission Deadline:  September 26, 2016  12 noon       
Interested artists must submit proposals electronically or by post by September 26, 2016  12 noon under the following guidelines:

  1. Artists are asked to submit their design for a work of art to be presented as a Commitment Award.  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 the work of art.

Human Rights Commitment Award of Manitoba 2016
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.


  1. Confirmation that the complete budget – including, but not limited to, artist fees, design fees, materials, fabrication/production and shipping of commissioned piece to downtown Winnipeg address, is limited to $700.00 (including taxes).   Credit will be given to the artist where possible and a news release will be issued in advance of this event.

Design Proposals must include:

  1. Artist Contact information
  2. Detailed description of the proposed artwork 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 concepts of the advancement of human dignity and the elimination of discrimination have guided the design of your work.  (250 word max)

Project timeline:

  1. September 26   12 noon:        submission of proposals due
  2. Oct 3:                                      notification of selection committee results
  3. November 23:                         award recipients’ names will be provided for plaques
  4. December 2:                           delivery of art to 7thFloor 175 Hargrave Street
  5. December 8:                           Awards Reception

Email submissions :
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
Tel:  204-983-2189