The 2022 North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival is will open on November 10 at The Art Center in Jamestown, North Dakota. It will be the final showing of the 2022 exhibition. An opening night reception is scheduled for Tuesday, November 6 at 7 p.m.

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 60 artists is on display.

Looking for theatrical screenings that are part of the film festival? Visit for details about when and where to see the films.

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Opening Night Reception

Join us at The Arts Center in Jamestown, North Dakota, on Tuesday, December 6, at 7 p.m. Free and open to the public.


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.

NDHRFF23 Call for Artists

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival’s open call for artists for the 2023 exhibition has opened. Artists of all mediums and experience levels who have work related to human rights, civil rights, or social justice issues are encouraged to participate in the festival. In 2022, there are no submission fees for artists.

To be considered, work must be submitted online by midnight CST on Sunday, December 19. Works in progress are accepted for consideration. If selected for exhibition, works must be delivered or dropped off by Tuesday, January 3, 2023.


 Artists of all mediums – including 2D, 3D, live performance artists, musicians, poets, and writers – should submit their work here. The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday, December 18, 2022.


Experimental and animated filmmakers should submit their work via FilmFreeway. The deadline for submission is midnight on Sunday, December 18, 2022.


Film submissions accepted exclusively through