HMD 2017: How can life go on?
Holocaust Memorial Day Trust (HMDT) is seeking 12 groups (one per region or nation of the UK) to create a permanent artwork in their local community which commemorates Holocaust Memorial Day.
In keeping with our theme for this year's HMD, How can life go on?, the artworks created will explore the themes identified for this year's HMD Arts Programme - motifs of absence and the roots needed for life to regrow after a genocide.
The permanent artworks could include sculpture, murals, mosaics, gardens, pathways or structures - there are many possibilities, and we would love a broad range of ideas!
For more information about this project and details of how to apply please see the documents below:
Deadline for applications: 9am, Friday 30 September 2016
Our Memory Makers project paired Holocaust and genocide survivors with nine British artists, who explored their stories through writing, poetry, film, ceramics, illustration and collage for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. Memory Makers ensured that survivors’ experiences were not lost to history, and that a new generation could engage with these important stories of genocide.
Members of the public were also encouraged to submit their own personal artistic responses for Holocaust Memorial Day 2015. If you are interested in trying this you might find our activity sheet useful in helping you get started.
Ceramicist Clare Twomey’s work ‘Humanity is in our Hands’ which formed part of the Memory Makers project will continue throughout Holocaust Memorial Day 2016.