2022 Call for Creative Art to Fight Stigma

Deadline for submission: October 14, 2022

Health-related stigma refers to negative attitudes and beliefs that cause people to fear, reject, avoid, and belittle people with certain illnesses or conditions. It involves labeling people as “different.” Stigma is a major problem for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, mental illness, genetic disorders, and many other health conditions. Despite medical advances in HIV care, the virus continues to spread due to lack of treatment. It is our belief that we need to acknowledge and address stigma as a barrier to prevention and treatment.

We would like to invite you to submit original artwork in the form of artistic paintings, drawings, essays, poetry, videos, songs, or any art medium surrounding the topic of stigma. Prizes will be awarded, and winning pieces may be featured at the 13th International Conference on Stigma to be held at Howard University, Washington DC on November 15-18th, 2022 (combination of in person and virtual). The theme this year is: Power of Peer Support: Breaking the Chains of Stigma Together.

Please forward your creative work or questions to Patricia Houston at: phouston@howard.edu; phone: 202-865-4578, or submit online at: http://www.whocanyoutell.org/stigma-art-project-2/

Submission deadline: October 14, 2022