For Immediate Release
Prestigious PULSE Awards on the Theme “Ending AIDS, Erase Stigma!” Extends Artists’ Submissions To 31 December
Bangkok, 23rd November, 2023 – PULSE Clinic and PULSE Gallery have extended the submission deadline for this year’s PULSE Awards to December 31st, 2023. Under the theme “Ending AIDS, Erase Stigma!”, the Awards will culminate in the 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 monetary 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 2023. PULSE Clinic and PULSE Gallery are dedicated to championing sexual health awareness and mitigating the impact of HIV. Through art, a potent medium for global communication, PULSE Gallery provides a platform for artists to showcase their work as they host the prestigious PULSE Awards this year.
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. In addition, monetary prizes will be awarded in each category, as follows:
First Prize 100.000THB; and
Most Promising 50.000THB
Call to Artists – Submission Criteria and Exhibition
PULSE requests that artists send their works to firstname.lastname@example.org, according to this format:
email tittle: PULSE AWARDS 2023 (YOUR NAME) along with the attachments below:
- Artwork Name
- Artwork Description (50-100 words)
- Year of Creation
- Short Biography
Artists must send at least 3 photos of their work in three different angles (front, left, right, etc.). There is no size limit for artwork submissions, however large works will be considered on a case-by-case basis based on the ability of the exhibition space to accommodate the artwork.
Works by winners and finalists will be shown at the PULSE Gallery in Bangkok’s Ploenchit district. The works will be auctioned online for the charity Foundation for Life at the end of the exhibition. Fifty percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Foundation to support the testing and treatment of individuals and communities. The remaining 50% raised will go to the artists.
Images of the winning PULSE Awards 2022 artworks can be found here: https://pulse-gallery.com/exhibitions/pulse-awards-2022. Note that some images may contain graphic content.
About PULSE Social Enterprise
Established in Bangkok, PULSE is Asia’s leading lifestyle clinic, offering one-stop services for travel medicine, sexual health, preventive and integrated medicine to everyone regardless of age, race, sex, gender, religion, political views. Since its establishment 8 years ago, PULSE has been and continues to be a trailblazer in offering online to offline services, including in-person counselling, laboratory testing, treatment and prevention. It has serviced patients from over 130 countries. PULSE Clinic currently has 16 branches in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines, all with global operation. https://www.pulse-clinic.com
About Foundation For Life
Foundation For Life (FFL) is non-commercial charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness of health and promoting and providing health care and education. Our focus is to improve the quality of people’s well-being, with the aim of sexual health normalization and reducing the STI/HIV burden. We 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 underrepresented populations with limited access to information and access to services but not limited to overseas workers and MSM. https://www.foundationfor.life
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