Our “Activist Artist” initiative recognizes the powerful connection between human rights and artists around the world. Human rights activists come from many different backgrounds, but one of the most powerful, yet often overlooked, forces in the human rights movement are the artists. Artists can challenge, inform, inspire and ultimately move communities toward understanding, acceptance and change. Through diverse media, such as film, writing, theater, dance, music, painting, poetry and drawing, artists express the raw emotions that can often provoke needed attention and action on human rights crises around the world. As part of our Global Citizenship work, the Lantos Foundation is committed to supporting, encouraging and recognizing the work of Artist Activists who tell human rights stories in ways that are unique, inspiring, and significant.
For this scholarship, all applicants will be challenged to examine the influence of a particular Activist Artist and show how that artist used his/her medium to influence, inform and inspire during their lifetime or beyond, or alternatively, to create their own piece of activist art.
Eligibility Requirements: Scholarship eligibility will be limited to graduating high school seniors who are residents of New Hampshire that intend to enter a 2- or 4-year undergraduate degree program.
Award: The Activist Artist Scholarship winner will receive a $5,000 award payable to his/her intended college or university. Up to two runner-up awards will be awarded in the amount of $2,500 each, payable to the intended college or university.
- Must currently be in high school
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Special requirements exist (These are specified in text.)
- Art submission