A play on the word ‘artifact’, ‘ART+FACTS’ symbolizes the role artists play in upholding the truth and in countering disinformation through art.
All works of art also serve as ‘artifacts’ for the advocacies artists support towards building a human rights future for everyone.
Amnesty International Philippines collaborates with artists to introduce an inclusive online space where art and advocacy meet.
Art for Amnesty is a global project that aims to increase artistic support for Amnesty’s human rights work.
Since Amnesty’s founding 60 years ago, artists have been at the forefront of support for Amnesty International. Artists have always valued the freedoms and rights that Amnesty works to protect as an integral condition of their creative expression.
Amnesty Philippines started working with artists in the early 90s.
UDHR 50 was celebrated in 1998 with notable artists who later came to be known as Artists for Amnesty Philippines or A4A. Finally, after a decade of partnerships and joint events, a convention was held in 2012, following the massive support from over 200 artist groups in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao for AI@50 celebrations in 2011. Since then, Amnesty Philippines and A4A have worked together on various campaigns focusing on Freedom of Expression – a series of events called ‘Word of Mouth’ which also brought international artists in the Philippines such as UK-based duo, Ooberfuse, in 2015 and long-time Amnesty supporter, U2, during their Joshua Tree World Tour in 2019 where they carried the Write for Rights campaign.
Collaboration in the time of COVID-19
Amnesty Philippines recognizes the challenges many artists face brought about by the pandemic. When an opportunity to help presented itself for Human Rights Week 2021, Amnesty talked to various artists and discussed possible ways of assisting them get back on their feet.
As a way of giving back to the support they have given to promote human rights all these years, Amnesty Philippines provided a free virtual space where they can showcase their work, and support them mobilize people to take action for their advocacy at the same time.
Showcase your art in the ART+FACTS virtual exhibition on Kunstmatrix.
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All rights to the artworks stay with the artists, as well as ensuing income while on exhibit. Amnesty International Philippines shall not, in anyway, profit from the sale of the artworks features. For inquiries, contact us at [email protected].