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International Competition for a Permanent Memorial to Honour the Victims of Slavery

Call for Participation

UNESCO and the Permanent Memorial Committee invite creators and visual arts professionals to submit original site specific artwork projects in the framework of an international competition for the creation of a Permanent Memorial to honour the Victims of Slavery and Transatlantic Slave Trade. This call for participation offers a unique experience to insert this tragedy in the collective memory of Humanity and to raise awareness on the contributions of the victims of slavery and of the slave trade to the construction of the modern world. Their input to the redefinition of the notions of freedom, dignity and human rights, help to build a new humanism and a culture of peace.

The granted artwork will be erected in a prestigious public space at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, along the East River bank. The project will be released at the end of the competition in spring 2012 and awarded a 50,000 U.S. Dollars endowment. The deadline for submitting proposals is 19 December 2011.

For more information please visit www.unesco.org/culture/slaveroute or www.unslaverymemorial.org

Contact: UNESCO History and Memory for Dialogue Section, Permanent Memorial Staff, 1, rue Miollis 75732 Paris Cedex 15, France; e-mail: slaverymemorial@unesco.org