Mar. 9 — The World Bank is pleased to announce a call for entries to participate in a visual arts exhibition featuring artists from Latin America and the Caribbean and inspired By the idea of change. Change offers a unique opportunity for emerging artists to highlight the region s concerns and achievements, while providing them with exposure within the international art community. The visual arts accepted include the following categories: Fine arts (painting, sculpture, drawing, video, printmaking, photography, mixed media, video art, experimental film and digital animation). Decorative arts, including design (product design, graphic design, textile and fashion design). Folk art (popular art, indigenous art and craft). The winning works will be displayed in rotating exhibitions hosted at the World Bank offices in Washington, DC and Paris, as well as at the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank, and at the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, both in Washington, DC. In addition, the artists and their works exhibitions will be featured on the project s art catalogue and Web site. Participation is open to emerging visual artists, or groups of artists, of any age, from member countries of the World Bank Group in the Latin America and the Caribbean region.* Submissions must be received By the World Bank Art Program no later than April 30, 2010 and selected artists will be notified By the end of May 2010. Priority will be given to artists born and currently working in Latin America and the Caribbean, however, artists born in other regions, but primarily working in Latin America or the Caribbean, as well as artists of the diaspora are also eligible to apply. From the artworks selected for display, a number will be acquired and included in the permanent collections of the partnering institutions. Additionally, the World Bank Art Program will identify from the pool of selected artists the recipient of the World Bank Art Program Artists Workshop Award. This project is sponsored By the World Bank s Latin America and the Caribbean Region and the World Bank Art Program, in partnership with the Cultural Center of the Inter-American Development Bank, the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States, and the Caribbean Community Secretariat. *NOTE. Member countries of the World Bank Group in Latin America and the Caribbean include: Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Uruguay, and B.R. of Venezuela.
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