Nov 6, 2017

IDB launches call for artists interested in development challenges in Latin America and the Caribbean

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) opens a call for artists who want to offer new perspectives on the development challenges of the region, as well as to demonstrate the immense artistic creativity of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Artists from the following countries can participate: Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, United States, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and Venezuela.

The call will be open from November 6, 2017 to January 7, 2018.

Participating artworks should reflect one of the following development challenges in the region: diversity and inclusion, innovation, economic growth and globalization, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and justice.

To participate, artists should read the terms and conditions of the contest, register, and send the work and its justification through this link.

The winning proposals will be displayed in Sidewalk of the Americas, a public art installation comprised of over 150 artworks.

The installation aims to provoke audiences to think of a dynamic and united region betting on disruptive change and the role of art and creativity in development.

Register to participate.

About the IDB

The Inter-American Development Bank's mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts state-of-the-art research projects and provides policy advice, technical assistance and training to public and private clients throughout the region.

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