You and I
Baladk Festival 2017 – The Fifth Round
The unity of Arab communities is constantly facing schisms, be they religious or racial. We are also witnessing acts and instances of sedition, hate speech, negation of the other, and the gagging of mouths of individuals who dare defend the rights of others.
There is a tangible weakness, on an official and social level, in confronting such rifts that give many groups the opportunity to shape and hijack the minds of youth, and turn them against each other.
Many rely on hate speech and sedition in defining who you and I are, and vice versa.
Such people want to keep control of our societies.
To those we only say:
To you I am the other,
To me you are the other,
To them we are the others,
We all are the other!
We all are the equal, loyal and diverse society we aspire to be.
The Baladk Graffiti festival – the 5th Round – this year will bring together street and graffiti artists to address this dangerous issue. Through art you and I will work on bringing unto the walls of our city the meaning of “The Other,” and “The Others.”
If you wish to participate in this year’s festival, which will commence on May ( ) of this year, fill out the below form and send the requested attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Application deadline: April 10th, 2017 (midnight – UTC+02:00), selected applicants to be informed by the provided e-mail by April 25th.
- Send samples of your work: Graffiti pieces, murals or digital renditions.
- In order for your application to be considered, you have to send us a sketch of the artwork you intend to participate with in Baladk Festival, your artwork must must be within the theme of “You and I,” and “The Other.”
- Your artwork must be genuine, Applications with copied art shall be discarded.
Send all of the above to: email@example.com[powr-social-media-icons id=0ae13846_1488978210536]