The Arts Center Hosts Human Rights Conversation

“A Cup of Resistance” by Brandi Malarkey JAMESTOWN, N.D. (May 11, 2021) – The Arts Center will host a community conversation about human rights as part of the North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival. The exhibition, which features the work of 50 artists, will be on...


The 2022 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival opens January 6th, 2022, in Fargo at the Plains Art Museum.

The arts festival is a juried traveling exhibition featuring 2D, 3D, performance artists, writers, and experimental filmmakers and animators who have work relating to human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues. The work of over 50 artists will be on display. 

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Animated and Experimental Film Series

Experience selected animated and experimental films from the exhibition in a theatrical space. Our first screening is Tuesday, January 11 at 7 p.m. in Fargo at the historic Fargo Theatre. Free and open to the public. Masks required.

Artist Reception

Meet artists from the festival at our first artist reception of the exhibition. Join us at the Plains Art Museum on Thursday, January 13, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public. Masks required.


Learn more about the artists taking part in this year’s festival via our online program. Included in the program are artists’ websites, social media links, and more.


Featuring works for sale from the exhibition. Your purchase of unique artwork supports human rights artists from around the globe.


Join us special theatrical screenings of experimental and animated films from the human rights arts festival. Free and open to the public.

The Festival

A documentary about the 2019 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival Artists Reception in Bismarck, North Dakota. The documentary features artists Shane Balkowtisch, Kathy Fettig, Kim Christianson, and Paul Noot.

The artist reception took place at the Bismarck Downtown Artists Cooperative on Friday, February 1 from 6-8 p.m.

Produced by Ben Smith in collaboration with Alicia Hegland and Jim Kambeitz.


Film submissions accepted exclusively through