PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART COMPETITION 2014
CALL FOR ENTRIES – 6TH EDITION OF PASSION FOR FREEDOM ART COMPETTION
Deadline: 20 September 2014
Submission fee: £15
Passion for Freedom Festival will comprise two exhibitions taking place in November 2014 in a gallery in central location in London. The Festival will present selected works from artists, film makers and writers whose work speaks for freedom and artists selected from an open submission.
The art competition is organised by Passion for Freedom, an independent group of friends standing up for freedom of speech and artistic expression.
The annual international festival is a rare collection of works of “courageous artists” in the categories of film, photography, painting, sculpture, publications, journalism, book, performance and other forms of artistic expression. So far the competition has featured hundreds of artists from all over the world, including Sarah Maple, Steve Rosenthal, Robb Leech, Firoozeh Bazrafkan, Mehdi-Georges Lahlou among others.
“Brave” artists from around the world such as Ai Weiwei (who spent three months in prison and is banned from contacting the media), Jafar Panahi (several times arrested on charges of propaganda against the Islamic Republic), Johan van der Dong (no galleries in Europe have courage to show his work for the fear of attacks), Ferri Farahmandi, Azadeh Behroozi and many others, showed their works at the PFF festival and still have the courage to create despite the threat to their lives and the safety of their family. Some are forced to hide behind a nickname, others withdraw their works or self-censor themselves to avoid “offending religious feelings”.
As every year, the entry is open from April. Works can be submitted by 20th September 2014. The festival will be held in November central London. Location and more details will be announced on later date.
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Please find detailed information, Submission Form, Terms and Conditions on our website.