Anti-Racism Arts Festival

Anti-Racism Arts Festival

CREATE 2022 will be once again co-sponsoring the Anti-Racism Arts Festival with the VIUFA Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee (HRISC)

Author and historian Ibram X. Kendi teaches that “the only way to undo racism is to consistently identify and describe it—and then dismantle it.” Anti-racism exists through conscious, equitable decision-making. It requires self-awareness and self-reflection. “To be antiracist is a radical choice in the face of history, requiring a radical reorientation of our consciousness,” Kendi says.

“Activism moves the material world, while Art moves the heart, body and soul.  In fact, however, they are complementary [sic].  Social change doesn’t just happen, it happens because people decide to make change.”  (C4AA, Artistic Activism 2018)

Calling all Artists and Activists

If you are interested in participating in this year's Festival please fill out a CREATE registration form by March 6. You need to say 'Yes' to the question: 'Is this submission part of the Anti-Racism Arts Festival?' There are a number of events that you may participate in including: Infographic (just keep it high on artistic content), 10-minute performance, Rant (like Rick), Short Film, Photography, and the Look Up Look Out Art Exhibit.

Awards

There are a number of awards available to Festival participants ranging in value from $50 to $250. There will also be one 'Best of CREATE Blue Ribbon' presented to the most impactful submission as determined by the adjudicators. 

Contact

If you have any questions please email create@viu.ca.