Sesc and Conectas open registrations for 6th Ideas Fair

Twenty projects will be selected for exhibition at an event in celebration of International Human Rights Day, in December, at Sesc 24 de Maio; find out how to submit your project

The 6th Ideas Fair, an event created by Conectas and organized by Sesc 24 de Maio in commemoration of International Human Rights Day, has opened registration for exhibitors. 

After profound changes in the field of human rights in recent years, marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the fair has resumed its activities with the purpose of enhancing creative encounters and establishing working relationships consistent with the commitment to life.

As in previous editions of the event, 20 projects aimed at the promotion and realization of human rights will be selected for the exhibition. Submissions will be received from October 5 to 23, 2022, exclusively by digital means.  

The event will take place on December 3 and 4, 2022, from 11 am to 6 pm on Saturday and from 11 am to 5 pm on Sunday, at Sesc 24 de Maio (Rua 24 de Maio, 109 – República) in São Paulo.

Projects are eligible from students (university and high school students), researchers, artists, journalists, independent communicators, non-governmental organizations, social groups and movements, non-profit organizations and other people who develop projects on the subject of human rights in the following categories: Visual arts; Audiovisual (documentary and fiction up to 25 mins); Photography; Social or community initiatives; and Journalism.

The projects will be selected by the curation team, which is made up of professionals from Conectas and Sesc, prioritizing those with the greatest potential for interaction and engagement with the public at the event. The team will also consider racial diversity, gender and sexual orientation in the selection of projects. More details about the selection criteria, as well as the registration form, are available in the call for projects. 

Each exhibitor will receive a daily allowance for food and travel. The event is not competitive and does not involve any type of award. The call for projects contains information on how each initiative can be exhibited and what resources will be available for the participants. 

The result of the selection will be released on November 16 on the websites of Conectas and Sesc. 

About Conectas 

Conectas Human Rights is a non-partisan and independent Brazilian non-governmental organization which for 20 years has been working to promote, enforce and enhance human rights from a Global South perspective. We are active in the National Congress, in the Judiciary and in the International Human Rights System, with a technical vision based on constructive dialogue. We work to protect and enhance people’s rights, especially those of the most vulnerable populations. We propose solutions, avert setbacks and denounce violations to create transformations.

About Sesc

Sesc (Social Service of Commerce) is a national private, non-profit institution. It was created in 1946 by businesspeople in the goods, services and tourism sectors, which fund and run it. Its mission is to contribute to improve the quality of life of workers in these sectors, their dependents and neighboring communities.

In São Paulo, it has 43 operational units located in different regions in the state that offer a wide range of programs, services and activities in the areas of culture, sports, leisure, education, sustainability, health, food and social tourism. Sesc develops non-formal and ongoing educational actions that are intended to value people by encouraging autonomy, interaction and contact with different expressions and ways of thinking, behaving and feeling. 

About the 6th Ideas Fair

The Ideas Fair, an event first held in 2015 by Conectas, was created with the proposal to bring together people with common interests and who work on initiatives related to human rights in order to share experiences and present their projects. 

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