Pulse Clinic and Pulse Gallery have extended the submission deadline for this year's Pulse Awards to Dec 31.
Under the theme "Ending Aids, Erase Stigma!", the awards will culminate in a "sexhibition", an event dedicated to promoting sexual health awareness and combatting discrimination associated with Aids and HIV. Selected artworks will be auctioned for charity, and there will be cash prizes for winning submissions.
For over four decades, sexual health has been a critical global concern, with the emergence of the HIV epidemic in the early 1980s marking the onset of a worldwide pandemic. Despite significant progress in understanding and managing the virus, HIV and Aids remain persistent global challenges. Yet the stigma surrounding HIV remains unchanged, creating hurdles for affected individuals even with advancements in treatment and prevention measures.
Fittingly, the theme "Ending Aids, Erase Stigma!" embodies the mission of the Pulse Awards. Pulse Clinic and Pulse Gallery are dedicated to championing sexual health awareness and mitigating the impact of HIV. Through art, Pulse Gallery provides a platform for artists to showcase their work.
The awards include two categories -- painting and sculpture. Winners of each category will have a chance to work with Pulse as Pulse Artist in Residence. Monetary prizes will be awarded -- 100,000 baht for first place and 50,000 baht for the most promising.
Works by winners and finalists will be exhibited at Pulse Gallery in Mahatun Plaza, Phloenchit Road. They will be auctioned online, with 50% of the proceeds donated to the Foundation for Life while the remaining amount will go to the artists.
Artists must send at least three photos of their work in three different angles to email@example.com. Each entry must include artwork name, description of around 50 to 100 words, medium, dimensions, year of creation and short biography.