Deadline: 1 May 2020
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) with its focus on building cultural links with countries around the world and connecting people to people through Cultural and Educational exchanges, calls on Indians and citizens of the world to express these emotions – through Art in the Time of CORONA: United against Corona- Express through Art.
The COVID-19 Pandemic around the world has taken the world by storm touching the lives of every human being on Earth! Bringing out the best and worst of human emotions – empathy, sympathy, kindness, concern, anger, frustration, social cohesiveness and bravery among others. People around the world have been expressing these feelings through, poetry, prose, paintings and graphics!
This competition endeavours to showcase the best of expressions of amateur and professional artists from India and the world over. The event encourages submissions of artistic expressions in following media:
- Paintings – on Canvas/Paper – oil, water colours, pencil, crayons
- Digital Art – Graphical Posters & Paintings
The expressions of artists are categorized into the following:
- Contemporary Art
- Folk & Tribal Art
- Cartoons & Illustrations
- Digital & New Age Art
Theme of artwork is restricted to “Art in the Time of CORONA: United against Corona- Express through Art”
Exhibition and Prize ceremony
Best of the expressions will be exhibited in leading galleries in India and abroad. An online exhibition will also be on display. Grand finale of the physical exhibition will be held in New Delhi with a cultural function and prize giving ceremony. Dates will be fixed depending on resolution of the COVID crisis.
There are lots of prizes to be won under each category. Participation from all is encouraged.
The event encourages professional and amateur artists to enthusiastically participate and present their emotions, feeling, ideas and innovative thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic, social distancing, quarantine and the fight against the virus. Entries will be in following categories:
- Entries from India in following categories:
- Professional Artists
- Amateur Artists
- Children & Students – Below age of 21
- Entries from the World over in following categories:
- Foreign Professional Artists
- Amateur Artists- global Citizen
- Children & Students- Below age of 21
- Participants may please upload their works in PNG or JPG files only with maximum size upto 10 MB.
- Please keep a copy of higher resolution files of your submitted artwork. They shall require it in case your work is shortlisted
- Any form of indecent and obscene portrayal of woman and child, nudity, animal brutality, direct or indirect hate, anti-national, anti- government expressions/ visuals, sensitive to all religions, caste, creed and ethnicity is strictly prohibited.
- Evaluation of Entries & Shortlist Announcement by – 20th May 2020
- Announcement of Prizes/Awards – on the World Environment Day – 6th June 2020
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