Accepting submissions for "What words cannot say: An Art Exhibition" as part of #YIFeel

March 22, 2018 @ 8:00 am – March 27, 2018 @ 1:00 pm
Global Connections

Call for Submissions:

York International Art Installation (Mental Health Awareness Campaign)

As a part of the ‘#YIFeel campaign’ that aims at making international students aware about their mental health and well being, York International is hosting its very first Art Exhibition with the aim to further the dialogue about mental health and its importance. We welcome artists, photographers, poets and everyone to participate and showcase their work for our Public Art Installation on March 25th in TBD.

About the Exhibition:

The exhibition, titled “YI Feel: What words cannot say!” gives space to everyone to express their experiences, thoughts and feelings about mental health and wellbeing, through any form of art. This exhibition aims to highlight what mental health means to individuals by using creative and engaging approaches.

We, as students, might struggle with our emotions and suffer from insecurities that may fester from the difference in cultural backgrounds. As such, we might find it challenging to express our feelings and thoughts about what mental health and well-being means to us.

Both our theme of the Art Installation and the campaign on a larger scale re-define conversations surrounding mental health and well-being. One can express their feelings through a piece of art, or through a poetry or just a word. The conversation is the key.
We invite you to showcase your work and add to the discourse of Art being conversational.

Submission Guideline

Art work, photographs or videos (maximum 3 minutes) should relate to the themes of:

  • What mental health means to you
  • Mental health and wellbeing in different social backgrounds
  • Art (of any medium) as a form of expression
  • Mental health for international students
  • You can submit upto 2 pieces of artwork.
  • Your work can be anonymous if you wish to keep it so.

As this an open space for everyone, please be respectful of others towards their race, religion, beliefs etc.

A written component (maximum 200 words) is also required. It should describe the subject of the work and the purpose or intention behind it in relation to the exhibit’s theme.

For more info or to submit, please contact:

Deadline for submissions: March 27th 2018 @ 1:00 pm.