Arts-img-1The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), le Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH), Most-Unesco & Mémoire de l’Avenir (MDA)

Call for applications
GOAL: To unite artists around the world in order to demonstrate the involvement and contribution of the arts in society.

Art and culture are active agents in social, economic and political action. They speak to the solidarity between peoples, of their situations and ways of life… They have the ability to change mentalities and encourage action in every domain of society.

The responsibility of an artist lays not only in his aesthetical research or with his/her intellectual impact, but also with his/her ability to influence, challenge, propose, critique, and raise awareness.

Art is a way to question and to discover, while searching for new ways to express, to resist, to act… Expressing a unique and subjective point of view is an ethical and esthetical imperative.

Hence, art is a way to recognize the endless pluralities of ideas, histories and identities. Arts & culture can contribute to an intuitive, sensitive and knowledgeable meeting between differences, leading to the recognition of similitude and universalism.

Margalit Berriet
President and founder of Mémoire de l’Avenir / Memory of the Future

“Art is what makes life more interesting than art“ Robert Filliou

arts-img-2YOU, artists of all forms of expression: fine arts, photography, film, music, performance, creative writing, poetry, numerical art, architecture, culinary artist… are invited to create a short video (1:30 max), in which you express, in your native language, the role of artists and the arts in society.
Your video should respond to the following 3 subjects:

  • Your motivations
  • Your objectives
  • The impact of your work in society

All the videos will be examined

At least 1 video by country or by dialect will be presented in the space of an installation at The World Conference of the Humanities (WHC) and the International Year of global Understanding (IYGU) in 2017 in Liège

195 -206 states or languages will be represented
1min30 = 292.5 minutes = approx. 5h journey around a world of artists

A larger selection of projects, together with the above first collection, will be also edited on line, constituting an active platform of exchange of resources, witnessing the richness of Cultures, ideas, engagements, expressions and actions.

If in your work YOU QUESTION social or political challenges such as ecology / nature / science / education / labor / limits and borders / migration / urban space/ collective & individual memories / living together / women, children human rights… SHARE IT, AND SEND US YOUR VIDEOS!


DEADLINE: 30 November 2016

– Your video should be send to : via HIGHTAIL/or/WETRANSFER
– Your video should not exceed 1 minute 30 seconds – longer videos will not be considered
– Your art work should be visible or heard in the video
– Your video can/should be creative
– Your video must be recorded in your native language
– Your video must include IMPERATIVELY an English translation (in the video or in text attached)
– Your video must be recorded in full HD format (1920x 1080), or MP4, sound -3dBU
– No pejorative connotation, propaganda or discriminatory statements will be accepted
– Video must be accompanied with essential information:

Name – Country – artistic medium – a short statement – no longer than 500 words – 1 document of representation in English

– Video must be FREE OF RIGHTS
– Selected videos will be also available online

On line the videos will be edited in with relatives’ information related to the artists and their projects: like videos, photos, texts,…

Art and Society project will be available on a digital platform and it will be coordinated by the IYGU- MDA Regional Actions Centers

© Margalit BERRIET / Mémoire de l’Avenir / – Siège social : 45/47, rue Ramponeau 20e – N° SIRET 479 287 070 0045 APE 9001Z