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"Call for Artists: Volunteerism"
2004-11-12 until 2004-11-19
TakingITGlobal Gallery
Toronto, ON, CA Canada

The TakingITGlobal Gallery is collaborating with the United Nations Volunteers (UNV) around the Fair of Volunteerism that will be held in Manila, 3th-5th December 2004. In occasion of the fair UNV, among many initiatives, is organizing an artistic exhibition and will produce a publication with the most relevant submissions. The Global Gallery is supporting the initiative through a collaborative online contest and collection where young people are invited to participate submitting online images that reflect the meaning that they give to volunteerism.

Volunteerism has many faces, many colours, many forms and expressions; itís a borderless and multi-shape stream nourished by solidarity, enthusiasm and sense of commitment; many hands and many voices, many ways to be active and creative, many people who help and many people to be helped, many wall breaking down and bridge building up, and only one common talent: get involved being this world a better place.

Volunteerism is all about passion.

Interpret in a photo the one and the million sense of volunteerism. The relevant shots will be showcased in a Photo Exhibit hosted by UNV Philippines, during the Fair of Volunteerism on December 3-5, in Intramuros, Manila. UNV will produce also a catalogue of the exhibit and award the best pictures voted by the public.

This contest closes on November 19th 2004. To find out more and submit your work go to http://gallery.takingitglobal.org/contest

The Global Gallery is a key program of TakingITGlobal, an international youth-led organization that connects over 60,000 young people in 190 countries ti find inspiration, information and involvement within networks and concrete projects that address social and global issues in innovative ways. The Gallery is a platform for artistic expressions from around the world that:

- Promotes cross-cultural understanding and dialogue through different media.
- Raises awareness around major global challenges through the arts.
- Inspires deep thinking (and feeling) through creativity.
- Showcases the personal interpretations and talent of young people through an open and shared space that creates opportunities for artists.

More at: http://gallery.takingitglobal.org


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