International Human Rights Art Festival Festival Submissions

Submissions Open!

No submission fee for the upcoming:

Fifth Annual International Human Rights Art Festival

December 4th – 10th, 2023

@ The Tank 312 W 36th St., New York, NY 10018

Submissions Window Open: AUGUST 1st – OCTOBER 1st, 2023

Results announced by October 15th, 2023

Looking for work around the following activist concerns, though are open to any social justice and human rights issue:

  • Climate Change
  • Celebration of Women’s Power
  • Celebration of Immigration
  • Celebration of Black Men
  • Celebration of Indian Dance
  • Any other activist/social justice/human rights issue
  • Ten Minute Play Festival

Please note:

The performances must be fully produced by you; IHRAF is a presenting platform.

Considering 10-30 min long pieces!

Work may not have been produced within the last year in NYC, or be scheduled in the next six months of December 10th, 2023

All accepted performers will receive:

  • Performance stipends
  • Two hours free rehearsal space
  • PR and Marketing support
  • 30-minute tech rehearsal
  • Festival TD and SM
  • Free photographic documentation of their performance.

…and bragging rights as participants in this vital and growing NYC creative-activist institution!

Please email our Festival Assistant Producer Costanza Bugiani at with the following:

  • A brief description of your piece, including approximate running time – we’re encouraging 10-30 mins works. We’d love to include as many artists as possible!
  • A cover letter, including details regarding the piece’s discipline, issue of concern treated and a brief summary of your artistic goals
  • Your bios or resumes and the names of any collaborators already on board
  • A sample of work (scripts, pics, videos, songs, any other links or files that could help us to know more about your project)
  • As email subject, please type IHRAFestival 2023, then add the interested category and Association/Company/your name (i.e. IHRAFestival 2023 : Celebration of Immigration, Joan Doe)

For more information and details about submitting to International Human Rights Art Festival 2023, please have a look at IHRAF Festival Submissions Open!

“IHRAF believes that creative engagement with all members of the society is the surest path toward social justice and positive change” 

(Top image: L’il Angelique at the IHRAF Festival, Photo by Steven Pisano)