• Deadline:
    Sept. 25, 2010, midnight
  • Location:

BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art

presents: ARTICLE 19

International Call to Artists, Architects + Designers to - EXPLORE, DISCOVER and ACT through ART + DESIGN -

**submission receive deadline is September 25, 2010**

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers." - Article 19; Universal Declaration of Human Rights

BECA: Bridge for Emerging Contemporary Art, the global artist and designer run non-profit project founded in January 2008, presents 'ARTICLE 19'. Drawing inspiration from both the preamble and Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, artists, architects + designers from around the world are challenged to Explore, Discover and Act through Art + Design. The result will be an international group exhibition which embodies not only the spirit of Article 19 of the UDHR but also explores today’s ever-growing challenges faced by contemporary society from all corners of the globe when attempts are made to realize our human right to freedom of expression. The ARTICLE 19 exhibition is being held in partnership with, 'STREET ARTS: A Celebration of Hip Hop Culture & Free Expression', a two month, city-wide event in Albuquerque, NM. The BECA Foundation is proud to be a part of this important arts + cultural event being held this October and November 2010. We look forward to broadening the discourse and extending the boundaries of awareness of our global human right to freedom of expression and the current threats posed to these rights. For those answering the challenge being put forth within this International Call to Artists, Architects + Designers to Explore, Discover and Act through Art + Design, it is an opportunity, in and of itself, to exercise our universal human right to freedom of expression. A complete schedule of related STREET ARTS programs and events will soon be available at

The BECA Foundation adheres to an open submission policy, therefore those at least 18 years of age from any country are eligible to submit their works for consideration according to the guidelines which are available for download at: The BECA Foundation will host the exhibition at New Studio A.D., a new multi-functional studio, exhibition and event space located in downtown Albuquerque, New Mexico. The space allocated for the exhibition is 650 sqft (60 sq meters) with a ceiling height of 14 feet (4.3 meters) allowing the exhibition to fill a full 9,100 cubic feet (258 meters cubed) of viewing space. A group of individual artists, architects, designers, or duos, groups or collectives will be selected by BECA Foundation directors + advisors to receive the exhibition opportunity which will run from November 2 - 16, 2010 with an opening reception from 5 - 7pm on November 5th during Downtown Albuquerque’s First Friday ArtsCrawl. View past exhibitions at as well as at and

This is a multimedia and multidisciplinary exhibition without limitation therefore all works will be considered, including but not limited to: site-specific installations, painting, sculpture, mixed-media, drawing, printmaking, fiber, textiles, illustration, digital art, interactive design, photography, video/new media, film, performance art, music and sound focused works, 3D animation, graphic design, product design, furniture design, haute couture fashion + accessories, architectural interventions/designs and functional art, etc. In other words, all creative culminations which address the specifics of this Call are welcome. Please visit for complete information.