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Open Call For Artists’ Submissions

The Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto invites submissions from visual-based artists to contribute works related to the theme of this year’s Munk Graduate Student Conference: Not A Drop to Drink: Water Scarcity and Politics in the 21st Century. We are looking for paintings, photography, and other forms of visual art that take on the theme of water.

Specifically, we are looking for works that address the following questions:

o   Why is water important? How do we relate to water?

o   What does safe water access mean in the 21st century?

o   How do we envision the future of water in our communities, in Canada and in the world?

The Conference, which is taking place on 29-30 March 2012, will bring together leading international experts, policy-makers and students to generate cross-disciplinary discussion on the most pertinent water-related issues and potential solutions.

In addition to understanding the issue of water scarcity and politics from this perspective, we want to invite artists to contribute to the dialogue.

All submitted artwork must be original to the artist, not a reproduction of original artwork, created within three years of entry date.  Artists will be profiled prominently at the exhibit.

Deadline for submission:1 March 2012
Dates of the public artists’ exhibit: March 22-April 5 2012
Location:Munk School of Global Affairs, main building at 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON


Interested artists please submit:

·       Short description of proposed project

·       Detailed Artist Statement

Artists may submit more than one piece for consideration.

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More on the Conference:

Not a Drop to Drink: Water Scarcity and Politics in the 21 Century will explore the causes of water scarcity, accessibility and ownership of water as a resource, and how water diplomacy will impact future relations between people, communities and states.