The submissions can take any form, including cartoons, sketches, writing, graphics, street art, poetry, photography, etc.
Caroline Reid, of the Irish Refugee Council, writes:
The Irish Refugee Council and the End Direct Provision Dublin group are inviting artists to submit work in response to one of the three following questions:
What does ‘refugees welcome’ mean given the political and public responses in Europe to the most recent refugee crisis?
Institutionalised living marks a shameful part of Irish history. What does the continuation of Direct Provision say about contemporary Ireland?
Xenophobic rhetoric and sentiment beget rumour and mistrust. Can you debunk a myth or some common misinformation concerning refugees, asylum seekers or migrants that you have encountered?
The winning submission for each theme will get a large print run on tote bags to be used for the IRC’s extensive awareness raising campaigns.
The competition will be judged by a panel of Irish artists and is a great way for emergent artists to get broad exposure for their work.
Dimensions of standard tote bag (w) 41cm x (h) 50cm.
Closing date for entries is April 1.
See here for more information.
Free Saturday afternoon?
“On Saturday, February 27, European citizens will come together in cities across Europe to stand up for human rights, for refugee rights, and Dublin needs to add its voice. Join us along with thousands of people across Europe this Saturday, at 3pm at the Ha’penny Bridge, 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin, Ireland.”
“We are demanding that European authorities and governments take action now to open safe passage routes for all those who seek protection.”
Previously: Ireland And The Turkey Refugee Facility