Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2017

Established by Justice Centre Hong Kong in 2013, the Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize (HKHRAP) was created to raise awareness and funds for the front-line work of the Centre and has played a pivotal role in discovering and encouraging Hong Kong-based artists to explore the state of human rights both at home and abroad. The arts prize offers a platform for the artists to create work without boundaries to magnify the impact and exposure of their stories.

The HKHRAP is open to all Hong Kong-based visual artists who enter an artwork around the theme of human rights. Recurring themes in artworks exhibited and auctioned in previous years include the Occupy movement, homelessness, the plight of refugees, forced labour, ethnic minorities and LGBT rights. Entries are judged by an esteemed panel of experts from Hong Kong’s arts community and the winner, as well as 2 runners up, receive an exclusive prize package donated by sponsors, partners and members of the local art and media community.
All shortlisted entrants are requested to donate their work to Justice Centre Hong Kong for sale to support their work with forced migrants. The closing date for entries is 1 November 2017.

Previous winners have included Filipino photographer Xyza Cruz BacaniKatie Vajda, for her series on domestic workers in Hong Kong and Ducky Chi Tak, with his piece, 3D Jobs, which deals with ethnic minority and labour rights. Check out the winning pieces in our last event – Hong Kong Human Rights Arts Prize 2015.

For enquiries, please email artsprize@justicecentre.org.hk.

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 Rules of entry and terms and conditions


Claire Hsu, co-founder Asia Art Archive

Elaine W. Ng, editor and publisher ArtAsiaPacific magazine

Kacey Wong, Hong Kong-based artist


The HKHRAP 2017 is lead by Hong Kong-based artist and 2014 Arts Prize winner Katie Vajda (@katievajda)  and Peter Augustus Owen (@peteraugustus), associate publisher of ArtAsiaPacific magazine.


The HKHRAP 2017 is generously supported by the following partners:

ArtAsiaPacificHong Kong Art Gallery AssociationSinclair Square Studio



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