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PULSE Clinic, Asia’s leading sexual healthcare provider, with clinics in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and opening in the Philippines in September, launched today an award to provide a platform for new and emerging contemporary visual artists in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to produce exciting new works with the theme Sexual Health Matters. The inaugural PULSE Awards : The Art of Life aims to raise awareness on the importance of sexual health, remove social stigma towards the LGBTQ+ community, and normalize society’s attitudes towards sex and sexuality.
The competition is open with immediate effect with a Call to Artists from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to submit their works in the following categories by 15 October 2021: 1. Painting – 2D 2. Sculpture – 3D 3. Photography 4. Ceramic 5. Digital Art
Two prizes will be awarded to the winners for each category:
First Prize 100,000THB / 3,200USD (or equivalent in local currency)
Most Promising 50,000THB / 1,600USD (or equivalent in local currency)
Finalists will have their artworks exhibited at the new PULSE Gallery spaces in Bangkok in the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December 2021 when the winners will be announced. The selected works will be auctioned for the charity Foundation for Life. Fifty percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Foundation For Life to support the testing and treatment of individuals and communities. The remaining 50% raised will go to the artists. Additionally, two winners in their respective categories will win prize money.
“We at PULSE Clinic believe that a healthy society recognizes and supports an individual’s potential. We, therefore, invite emerging artists in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to think about what sexual health means to them and express their creativity through the inaugural PULSE Awards. Together we can raise awareness on sexual health, remove stigma towards the LGBTQ+ community and normalize society’s attitudes towards sex and sexuality” Dr. Deyn Natthakhet Yaemim, founder and CEO of PULSE clinics, said. For more information on the PULSE Awards, including the criteria, prizes, and submission guidelines, visit the Call To Artists page HERE
Established in Bangkok, PULSE Clinic is a gay-owned private clinic whose mission is to promote and provide excellence in standards of care and education in sexual wellbeing, HIV and related infections, and to actively engage in the formulation of public health policy and research, to reduce HIV disease burden across the region and worldwide.
The Foundation For Life (FFL) is a non-commercial charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of health and promoting and providing health care and education. Their focus is to improve the quality of people’s well-being, with the aim of sexual health normalization and reducing the STI/HIV burden. They aim to provide the opportunity for more people to know their status faster through the promotion of the benefits of testing, prevention, treatment, and continuous care. FFL focuses on underserviced populations with limited access to information and access to services such as but not limited to overseas workers and MSM.
Call for artist’s page HERE
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