It is with pleasure that I invite you to participate in the 8th Art for Change – International Child Art Competition and Exhibition 2021-22 in collaboration with Daastan. One of the largest art projects in Pakistan that does not only reduce inequality, promote social values, gender equality, and women empowerment but also mobilizes youth to educate young children about UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through its themes every year. The program follows a sustainable entrepreneurial model which has been recognized by multiple national and international fellowships and awards.
To date, we have educated more than 98,526 students on various social issues and 39,656 students have directly participated from 14 different countries internationally helping more than 19,828 students from marginalized backgrounds. Thus, we want you to join hands with us and promote your school’s name at the international level in order to create a long-lasting change.
Every year, Discovering New Artists (DNA) aims to introduce themes based on UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the purpose to enlighten young minds on a grass-root level. This year we have introduced 3 themes that are appropriate for all ages and one can choose any one of the following themes below to create their artwork(s). Thus, the themes for Art for Change – 8th International Child Art Competition & Exhibition are "Eco-Tourism, My Future Portrait, and Zero Hunger”.
There are multiple cash prizes, certificates, trophies, and cash honorariums for both teachers and students (please see details). Daastan has also made some amazing learning contributions towards our prizes for the winning students and runner-ups. Most of all, the selected artworks will be exhibited in multiple exhibitions nationally and internationally. This year, we are also introducing a special programme for the selected winners and runner-ups who will have the opportunity to become part of the DNA team to start their entrepreneurial journey at a young age.
We want the same opportunities for the students from marginalized backgrounds but this is only possible with your participation, thus, we would like to request you to submit maximum artworks in order to bridge the gap between privileged and underprivileged communities and showcase your work via international exhibitions. (For details, please see Art for Change model on our website)
We hope to see wonderful art entries. Best of Luck!
Hassan Mujtaba Zaidi
Discovering New Artists