2016 Human Rights Education and Arts Internship Program: Art and Resistance Through Education

Launched in June 2011 in New York City, ARTE is a nascent, innovative organization that uses art, design, and technology to empower young people to develop creative solutions and bring awareness to local and global human rights challenges. The role of the ARTE Human Rights Education and the Arts Program Intern is two-fold: first, supporting the capacity-building and growth of the organization.
Secondly, based on the skills and interests of the intern, along with the program needs of the organization, there exists potential facilitation opportunities with youth. App deadline: Sept 30.

Farewell to War! The colors of Peace (Colombia)

The Collective Group Education for Peace invited children from different parts of Colombia to join the peace building processes in the country, from the realization of drawings that illustrated the following message: “Farewell to War! The colors of Peace,” for an exhibition in a traveling museum. The aim was to promote through drawings and stories involving children in the search for peace in Colombia, incorporating their feelings in building a collective memory of the war and the consolidation of a culture of peace.

Art by 1st prize winner Tigran Abajyan. Tigran’s message on peaceful neighborhoods: “There are no gaps and boundaries, in case people want to live in peace.”

“Let’s Live in Peace with our Neighbors” (Armenia)

An exhibition dedicated to peace titled “Let’s Live in Peace with our Neighbors” was launched 14.10.2015 at the UN House in Armenia. 165 school-children from 8 regions of Armenia participated in the contest organized by World Council of Churches Armenia Round Table and the NGO Women for Development. All children who participated in the contest received certificates of participation and special UN 70 gifts. 53 paintings were chosen and are currently being exhibited in the UN Lobby, the top three received awards while some others were given recognition by UN agencies.