art-program-world-bank

 May 22 – July 18, 2014 –World Bank Headquarters – Washington, D.C. USA

The Art Program is curating an exhibition, titled “1 in 3, to highlight the global nature of the problem of violence against women and girls. The exhibition will be presented at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, DC from May 22 through July 18, 2014.  It will include visual and performing arts, films and videos; accompanied by a program of seminars with leading experts and practitioners on gender issues. The Art Program is exploring options to present the exhibition outside of the World Bank after July 2014.

Gender-based violence (GBV) is a global epidemic that disproportionately affects women and girls. An estimated 1 in 3 women worldwide will be beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.

The World Bank Group is working with governments and civil society in its member countries, and with other development partners to ensure that every citizen – male or female – may live free from violence or fear of violence.  Within civil society, the artist community plays an important role in raising awareness about key societal issues, including GBV, and in promoting behavior change.

Artists interested in participating in the selection process should submit up to 10 images of artwork (in jpg format.)  Please note that although the topic is violent and disturbing, its representation should be allusive rather than direct, as the exhibition is open to a large audience. 

Submissions will be taken into consideration through April 25, 2014.  Please fill out the below entry form and email it with a cover letter stating why you think your work should be considered for this exhibition (maximum 300 words).

For more details on the rules applicable to this call for entry, please see the Submission Form here.