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Artist Opportunity: Hong Kong Human Rights Art Prize

Updated: Nov 26, 2023

The 2022 Arts Prize ‘Colours of Humanity’ is now open for entries to all Hong Kong based artists.

The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP), established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Justice Centre envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society, and works to ensure a safe future for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants.

Photograph: courtesy The Justice Centre Hong Kong.


The Justice Centre welcome entries from all sectors of the community. Entries will close at 5pm on 18 April 2022 and can be made at the ArtCall site by clicking here.


Entries are encouraged to express their hope for the future. The works will be exhibited in an interactive and international virtual space. The Justice Centre is grateful for your contribution to creating a colourful Hong Kong.


As with previous years, artists are asked to consider the theme of Refugee and Migrant Rights, and for this year’s additional theme, artists are asked to explore the topic of LGBT rights and inclusivity.


Entries can be made by any artist resident in Hong Kong, and each artist can submit more than one entry. Artworks can be in any form of media.


Goethe-Institut Hongkong also presents the second annual InkluVision Award, which will be presented to an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations, and defines inspiring visions.


All artworks selected for exhibition are required to be donated to Justice Centre Hong Kong for auction.


Please refer to the full terms and conditions for the Prize by clicking here.


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Exhibition and auction


The 2022 exhibition will be open to the public at Goethe-Institut Hongkong from June 2022 (subject to local health considerations).


Each of the exhibited works will be available for purchase, with 80% of all proceeds supporting the prize and non-profit work of Justice Centre Hong Kong, who provides assistance to the Hong Hong refugee community.


The Prize relies on generous donations from the public and interested parties to remain sustainable and tax-deductible donations to the crowdfunding campaign can be made by clicking here.


About the arts prize


The Arts Prize 2022 is supported by the Goethe-Institut Hongkong.


The Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP), established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. Justice Centre envisions Hong Kong as a fair and inclusive society, and works to ensure a safe future for refugees, asylum seekers and other vulnerable migrants.


Prize


The Arts Prize is open to all Hong Kong-based artists who submit artwork around the annual themes. As the prize is tied to Justice Centre Hong Kong, the recurring annual theme is Refugee and Migrant Rights, and each year an additional theme is also included. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of experts from Hong Kong’s art and visual arts community.

There are six prizes awarded. The winner receives one of Asia’s most prestigious art awards and two runners-up each receive prizes.


For the second year in a row the Justice Centre is thrilled to also include the InkluVision Award, supported by Goethe-Institut Hongkong, for an artwork that advocates an inclusive society without limitations and defines inspiring visions. The Justice Centre Choice Award is also presented to the artist whose work best reflects the organisation’s mission (whether on the topic of refugee rights or one of the additional themes in this year’s prize).


Following its inception in 2020, the Justice Centre is also pleased to have a separately judged Youth Award again, which is open to Hong Kong-based secondary or high school students For further details please visit the Justice Centre's website by clicking here.

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