As Statistics Canada reports a 235% spike in hate crimes targeting Muslim Canadians since 2012, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, and Silk Road Institute have partnered for a groundbreaking anti-hate campaign. Themed “Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion,” the initiative aims to empower budding Muslim filmmakers to challenge prejudice and foster greater inclusion of Muslim youth within Canadian society.
Youth (15-30) from Muslims communities across Canada are invited to submit proposals by August 5, 2017, for a travelling digital video exhibition. Proposals can also be for videos containing forms of expression such as dance, animation, spoken word, and visual art. Ten submissions will be chosen for the ground-breaking “Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion” exhibition on Muslim youth, and each winner will receive a $1000 award.
‘Combating Hate, Advancing Inclusion’ will be featured in several high-profile venues and events throughout Canada, including the Canadian Human Rights Commission’s Beyond Labels national symposium, the Aga Khan Museum for Islamic History Month, and Toronto’s Nuit Blanche.
Artists must submit examples of their past artwork and a proposal for a new piece to be created for the exhibition, or a description of an existing piece of art that fits with the themes of the exhibition. The following outlines the necessary materials to be submitted.
Submit by August 5, 2017 at 11:59 PM (Pacific).
You must give the Vancouver Foundation and the Michaëlle Jean Foundation permission to reproduce your work and modify the image. When you submit work, it means you accept the terms and conditions of this project.
Read the Terms and Conditions.
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