March 15, 2012

OPEN CALL for Art Submissions!!

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is calling artists to submit works inspired by the deeds of Raoul Wallenberg and their legacy.  Selected works will be published in an e-book compilation created in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of Raoul Wallenberg’s birthday.

This call is open for artists working within the fields of creative writing, drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography and mixed media. The application deadline is Monday, May 16, 2012.

The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation is an educational NGO with offices in New York, Berlin, Buenos Aires, and Jerusalem. Its main mission is to research, document and educate the public about the brave legacies of the rescuers of victims of the Holocaust.

We are proud to carry the name of Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat who rescued tens of thousands from war-torn Budapest and was abducted by the Soviets in 1945, never to be seen again.


To be considered, all work samples submitted must be related to or inspired by Raoul Wallenberg’s rescue mission.

Guidelines for Creative Writing:

  • Format: Microsoft Word Document or PDF
  • Maximum 3000 (three thousand) words
  • Files should be named in the following way: Last name_title.pdf or Last name_title.docx (For example: Smith_Rescue Story.pdf)

Guidelines for Visual Arts:

  • Please submit up to 6 images in JPG format. Files should be in high resolution and measure 1800 pixels maximum per side.
  • Files should be named in the following way: Last name_title.jpg (For example: Gomez_Dark Night.jpg)
  • If the image is part of a series, a number should follow: Last name_title_01.jpg, Last name_title_02.jpg, Last name_title_03.jpg. (For example: Gomez_Dark Night_01.jpg)


To Apply:

Applicants should fill the application form and e-mail their samples to with the word “Raoul Wallenberg’s 100th birthday, submission to e-book” in the subject line.

Please, provide a brief bio, artist statement, resume or curriculum vitae, and a link to a website (if applicable).

We encourage artists to apply as early as possible, avoiding last-minute a submission.

We will not reply to submissions e-mails until we have received and reviewed all applications. Notifications will be sent out by the end of July.

All Applications are free of cost.

Submission Notes

  • Applicants must hold the copyright of the submitted work.
  • If the submitted work has been previously published or the copyright is held by a third party, the applicant must have permission to use the artworks from the copyright owner or publisher before entry. In the event that an assertion of infringement of copyright holders or claim for compensation is made by a third party, the applicant will be required to respond on his or her own responsibility.
  • The International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation (IRWF) will not claim copyright to any of the works published in this e-book.