the north dakota human rights arts festival

The mission of the North Dakota Human Rights Film & Arts Festival is to educate, engage and facilitate discussion around local and word-wide human rights topics through the work of filmmakers and artists.

Submit Your Artwork Today

The 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is currently accepting submissions for all mediums of 2D, 3D and Live Performance artistic works. Works submitted will be eligible for a juried competition. All artist, student, amateur, or professional, who have works that relate to the discussion of human rights or social justice are invited to submit to the festival.

Submissions are accepted online via Submittable and are accepted through midnight, December 2, 2018.

IMPORTANT DATES

Submissions Due: Midnight, December 2, 2018
Jurying: December 3-7
Artist Notification: December 10
Artwork Due in Fargo by: December 21
Exhibition Dates: January 7 – March 31

A TRAVELING EXPLORATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

 

The 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is a traveling exhibition that welcomes 2D, 3D and Live Performance artists to explore human rights as defined by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Geneva Conventions and additional Protocols and other similar declarations and treaties.

 The juried arts festival is accepting submissions for all mediums of 2D, 3D and live performance artistic works. Works submitted will be eligible for a juried competition. All artist, student, amateur, or professional, who have works that relate to the discussion of human rights or social justice are invited to submit to the festival.

In 2018, the exhibition will open on January 7, 2019 at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo. On February 1, exhibition will open in Bismarck at the Bismarck Downtown Artist Cooperative. The exhibition will conclude its travel schedule in Grand Forks in March, opening March 4 at the High Plains Fair Housing Center.

FESTIVAL TOURING EXHIBITION SCHEDULE

Fargo, North Dakota

Fargo, North Dakota

January 7 - January 23, 2019

Join us at the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota to view the traveling exhibition. Visit their website for viewing times. Free and open to the public.

Artist Reception

Wednesday, January 29, 6-8 p.m.

Bismarck, North Dakota

Bismarck, North Dakota

February 1 - February 28, 2019

Join us at the Bismarck Downtown Artist Co-Op in Bismarck, North Dakota to view the traveling exhibition. Visit their website for viewing times. Free and open to the public.

Artist Reception

Friday, February 1, 6-8 p.m.

Grand Forks, North Dakota

Grand Forks, North Dakota

March 4 - March 29, 2019

Join us at the High Plains Fair Housing Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota to view the traveling exhibition. Visit their website for viewing times. Free and open to the public.

Artist Reception

To be announced

A survivor steps forward to advocate for indigenous women

A survivor steps forward to advocate for indigenous women This story was originally aired on Valley News Live on November 18, 2018. The original story can be found online here. FARGO, ND. (Valley News Live) - "I am a survivor of missing and murdered indigenous girls,”...

Red Sand Project Raises Awareness for Human Trafficking

Red sand project raises awareness for human traffickingAs part of the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, the Red Sand Project was invited to participate as part of the Missing and Indigienous Women and Girls Crisis discussion in Fargo, North Dakota.This...

Special screening of “1200+” to take place at MSUM

SPEcial screening of "1200+" to take place at MSUMFARGO, N.D. (November 16, 2018) - As part of the 2018 North Dakota Human Rights Film Festival, a special screening of "1200+" will take place at Minnesota State University Moorhead on Friday, November 16."1200+" covers...

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TESTIMONIALS

What People are Saying

“So many powerful stories.”

“So many powerful stories – almost too much emotionally to see in sequence.”

2017 Festival Attendee

“It opened my eyes.”

Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock left my heart in pain for what really happened. It’s the truth, the facts, reality. It opened my eyes. North Dakota has to hear this. The truth! .”

2017 Festival Attendee

“It grabbed my soul.”

“It grabbed my soul. The Orange Story and Warehoused. Warehoused NEEDS to be released on DVR so people can buy and watch it. I came from Grant Forks. We need more of these cultural events. Thank you!”

2017 Festival Attendee

“Hearing the voices of humanity.”

“I enjoyed hearing the voices of humanity, and most particularly the first film where the woman described her activism since the 1960s. I also very much enjoyed the films where the individuals with learning disabilities recounted their experiences of being discriminated against due to their disabilities.”

2017 Festival Attendee

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Contact

Phone

(701) 205-0248

Address

PO Box 9468
Fargo, ND 58106-9468