Due to a pending winter storm and blizzard conditions, the Opening Reception of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival at The Arts Center in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 7 p.m.
The festival includes the work of 2D, 3D, and live performance artists and animators, and experimental filmmakers from around the world. Each artist explores human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues through their respective mediums. In addition to paintings, mixed media works, and photographs, a series of experimental videos are also a part of the festival.
The show’s themes include the environment, gun violence, domestic violence, racism, immigration and board detentions, and more. The festival features regional artists and artists from Alburquerque, Kentucky, and Missouri. International filmmakers from Colombia, Mexico, and Serbia are also included.
The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival’s mission is to educate, engage, and facilitate discussion around local and worldwide human rights topics. The festival was founded and is managed by The Human Family is a non-partisan 501(c)(3) based in North Dakota founded to change communities through art.
Institutional funding for the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is supported in part by a grant from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, which receives funding from the state legislature and the National Endowment for the Arts, and in part by and in part by The Arts Partnership with support from the Cities of Fargo, Moorhead, and West Fargo.