Call for Submissions Passion for Freedom
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International Deadline: July 31, 2018 – The internationally renowned Passion for Freedom art festival opens once again in London on Monday 1st October at its new home in the Royal Opera Arcade Gallery & La Galleria Pall Mall. The exhibition will showcase uncensored art from the UK, Europe and around the world, promoting human rights, highlighting injustice and celebrating artistic freedom of expression.
The festival asks artists to consider three questions, the Passion for Freedom 3 (PFF3):
1. What is freedom?
2. How do you preserve it?
3. How do you celebrate it?
The organizers focus on controversial and socially sensitive topics, providing a voice for the voiceless. PFF aims to provide a space free from the suffocating nature of political correctness, harassment, public ostracization and tyranny.
For 10 years the festival has shown works from over 600 artists representing 55 countries. This year there will be a collection of films and books, as well as an event about journalism.
Every year there is a Gala Ceremony to close the event. Three artists are nominated for Awards while three films are selected for the Freedom Film Awards. The audience vote for their favourite piece of art in the People’s Choice Award during the Gala Ceremony.
The festival is supported by world-famous artists such as Ai Weiwei (China), Mehdi-Georges Lahlou (France/Maroco), Jafar Panahi (Iran), Atena Farghadani (Iran) Jamie McCartney (UK), Jessica Fulford-Dobson(UK), MIMSY, Kubra Khademi (Afghanistan)
Open to artists worldwide. Passion for Freedom invites submissions from visual artists working in the following mediums: painting, sculpture, drawing, print making, photography, mixed media, installation and video.
EXHIBITION DATES and VENUE
1 October – 13 October 2018
Royal Opera Arcade Gallery & La Galleria Pall Mall
- Gary Hill – American foundational artist in video art
- Dr Lee Weinberg independent curator, researcher and lecturer at Shenkar College of Engineering Design and Art and the head of the Curatorial Studies MA programme at the University of Haifa
- Andrew Stahl – professor from British School of Art
- Mychael Barratt – Canadian highly accomplished printmaker and bestselling artist.
- Francisco Laranjo, Head of School of Arts and Associate Professor of Porto University
A non-refundable administration fee of £20.00 for each submitted work is charged and must be paid at the time of submission.
Passion for Freedom promotes human rights and freedom of expression through the arts, and provides support to victims of human rights abuses. Passion for Freedom pursues its mission through diverse activities including art exhibitions, festivals, seminars and workshops, as well as educational, welfare and support programmes. Passion for Freedom’s current major activity is the annual international arts competition and exhibition.
Passion for Freedom is a UK charity registered as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).