The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is a traveling exhibition that celebrates human rights, civil rights and social justice issues.

All mediums of 2D, 3D, live performance artists, poets and writers with works relating to those themes are invited to submit their work to the festival. Entries must be received electronically by midnight Friday, November 29, 2019 to be considered for the festival.

Submission details


The juried group exhibition is open to all mediums. All entries must be received by midnight on Friday, November 29, 2019. All entries must be original work(s) by the submitting artist. If selected, works must be delivered by Friday, December 27 and be on display until July 15. The submission fee is $25.

Work Specs

Upon acceptance into this exhibition, a digital packet will emailed to you regarding presentation, delivery, work return, and promotion. Artists are responsible for shipping and delivery of their work(s).

Important Dates
Deadline to Submit Artwork: Friday, November 29 

Artist Notification: Week of December 9
Artwork Arrival: Friday, December 27
Exhibition Dates: Thursday, January 9 – Friday, July 15
Reception: Various Dates
Artwork Returned: Week of July 15

The exhibition and reception will be held at the Plains Art Museum, the Bismarck Downtown Artists Cooperative and the Tabue Museum of Art. One additional location in Grand Forks, North Dakota is currently being finalized.

Online Submission Form

Complete the form below and upload a photo, file or video of your work for the jury to review. Having an issue with the form? Email for assistance.

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