Changing Minds: HIV/AIDS in the Sporting World
World Aids Museum Art Exhibition
Submission Deadline is February 29, 2024
The World AIDS Museum is thrilled to announce an upcoming 2024 art exhibition that delves into the powerful intersection of sports and the HIV epidemic. This call to artists is an invitation to visionary creators to contribute artworks that capture the diverse experiences, challenges, and triumphs of individuals within the sports community affected by HIV. Through this exhibition, we aim to shatter stigma, raise awareness, and foster open conversations about HIV within the dynamic realm of sports.
Key Themes for Artworks
Representation of Athletes Living with HIV:
Artists are encouraged to depict the lives, stories, and experiences of athletes who have bravely navigated their journey with HIV. The goal is to showcase the resilience and strength of these individuals while challenging preconceived notions.
Portrayal of the Role of Sports in HIV Awareness:
Explore how sports can be a powerful platform for HIV awareness. Artworks should reflect on the impact of sports in educating communities, breaking stereotypes, and promoting understanding about HIV.
Reflection on Challenges and Triumphs within the Sports Community Affected by HIV:
Dive into the nuanced narratives of challenges faced by the sports community dealing with HIV. From overcoming societal barriers to achieving personal triumphs, artists are encouraged to present a multifaceted view.
Celebration of Resilience, Strength, and Advocacy:
Showcase the spirit of resilience, strength, and advocacy within the sports community affected by HIV. Celebrate the individuals and organizations making a difference, advocating for inclusivity, and challenging discrimination.
Explore the Intersection of Sports and HIV Awareness:
Artists are invited to creatively explore the interconnectedness of sports and HIV awareness. How do sports provide a platform for dialogue, understanding, and positive change? Let your imagination guide you in expressing this intersection.
Feature Both Historical and Contemporary Perspectives:
The exhibition seeks to bridge the gap between history and the present. Artists can contribute artworks that touch upon historical milestones and contemporary stories, creating a comprehensive narrative of the sports and HIV landscape.
🔴 Open to artists of all backgrounds and experiences.
🔴 Accepting the following mediums: painting, photography, digital art, and mixed media. No sculptures.
🔴 Submissions should be accompanied by a brief artist statement explaining the inspiration behind the artwork and its connection to the exhibition's themes
Submission Deadline: February 29, 2024
How to Submit:
🔴 Send high-resolution images of your artwork along with the artist statement to email@example.com or use the form on this page.
🔴 Include "WAM HIV and Sports Exhibition Submission" in the subject line.
🔴 Alignment with the key themes outlined above.
🔴 Artistic merit and creativity.
🔴 Contribution to the overarching goal of breaking down stigma and raising awareness.
The World Aids Museum looks forward to receiving your innovative contributions to this significant exhibition. Together, let's use the power of art to inspire change, challenge perceptions, and contribute to the global conversation on HIV and sports.
HIV and Sports Exhibition FAQs
What is the World AIDS Museum Exhibition Call to Artists about?
The Call to Artists is an invitation to creative minds to contribute artwork for an upcoming exhibition focusing on the intersection of sports and the HIV epidemic. It aims to capture diverse experiences, break down stigma, and raise awareness about HIV within the sports community.
Who can participate in the Call to Artists?
The Call to Artists is open to artists of all backgrounds and experiences. We welcome submissions from individuals passionate about using art to contribute to the conversation on HIV and sports.
What are the key themes for the artworks?
The key themes include the representation of athletes living with HIV, the role of sports in HIV awareness, reflections on challenges and triumphs within the sports community affected by HIV, a celebration of resilience and strength, and the exploration of the intersection of sports and HIV awareness. Historical and contemporary perspectives are also encouraged.
What types of artwork are accepted?
We accept a variety of mediums, including but not limited to painting, sculpture, photography, digital art, and mixed media. The goal is to encourage diverse artistic expressions that align with the exhibition's themes.
How do I submit my artwork?
Submissions should be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include high-resolution images of your artwork and a brief artist statement explaining the inspiration behind the artwork and its connection to the exhibition's themes. Include "WAM HIV and Sports Exhibition Submission" in the subject line.
What is the submission deadline?
The submission deadline is February 29, 2024. Late submissions will not be considered.
Is there a specific format for the artist statement?
The artist statement should be a brief description explaining the inspiration behind your artwork and its connection to the key themes of the exhibition. There is no specific format, but clarity and relevance to the themes are essential.
Will there be any promotional materials available for artists to share?
Yes, we will provide promotional images, posters, and banners related to the Call to Artists. These materials will be available on the dedicated page of our website.
Can I share my submission on social media?
Absolutely! We encourage artists to share their submissions on social media platforms. You can use the provided social media links on the website page for easy sharing.
When will the selected artworks be announced?
The selected artworks will be announced after judging takes place. Artists will be notified individually, and the announcement will be made on our website and social media channels.