UNICEF USA Inaugurates Annual HYOUston DiverCITY Fest

March 14, 2020

International Festival of Arts, People and Action

When: Virtually Now & Live in Fall, 2021

Where: Any social media post with the hashtag #CreateForUNICEF

BYOT – bring your own talent

Generously supported by the Levant Foundation!

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'Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.’  ---- Edward Everett Hale

POSTPONED UNTIL HEALH CONDITIONS IMPROVE, HOPEFULLY WE CAN HOST IT FALL 2021 

We apologize for the inconvenience, but hope you can join our virtual version of the fest called #CreateForUNICEF

HYOUSTON DIVERCITY FEST (HD Fest) is a festival that draws international and internationally minded young artists and artists-to-be from the Houston area to present global messages through art, music, dance, presentation, talents and more to demonstrate how stories can be communicated across cultural and linguistic barriers. The festival will bring together representatives from various UNICEF programs, schools, faith-based institutions, diaspora communities, partner organizations and underrepresented populations to inspire joint action for a better inclusion in Houston, unified under the umbrella of UNICEF.

Stories are part of every one of you! We are all diverse and we have something to share. I encourage you to dig deeper and find what your cause is and how your talents, experiences and activities shine light on your message to the world. And yes, you all have a talent! Check out the categories and submit your idea now! If your idea does not fit in any of the categories, please submit under 'YOUR IDEA'.

The festival will take the form of groups or individuals sending global messages and showcasing diversity they represent through art.

The best ideas among presentations receive UNICEF recognition to inspire further activities like focusing on global art expressions. We will recognize the top submissions on the day of the festival for each age category. All participants that are selected to present their idea will be also awarded with recognition certificate from UNICEF USA as well as given UNICEF swag.

See the art categories below and apply!

 

Talent:Singing

Who:Solo or A Group?
Participation:To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Could you maybe sing a song about global issues (e.g. Peace etc.)

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Talent: Dancing

Who: Solo or A Group?

Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative:How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? How can you tie in your dance with UNICEF? Can your dance show a world message or culture?

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Talent: Orchestra/Band/Play

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF?

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Talent: Poetry slam

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Do you have a world message you would like to deliver in a poetry? An issue you would like to highlight?

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 Talent:Poetry/Essay/Speech/Stand-up Comedy/Theater

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Do you have a world message you would like to deliver through literature or speech? An issue you would like to highlight?

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Talent:Painting/Art/Poetry/Sculpture/Knitting/Crochet/Souvenirs/Crafts

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Do you have a UNICEF or children-inspired art you would like to show/create?

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Talent: Animation/Video/Apps/Game/Digital Content/Technology/Science/Robotics

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Do you have a UNICEF-Inspired Digital Content you would like to show?

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Talent: Fashion/Clothing

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Could you find something interesting to share about UNICEF’s work in the country you are presenting? Any other world message through fashion?

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 Talent: Feeling creative?

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, please stay tuned for the next announcement of the dates and entry instructions. If you would like to participate virtually, please see the #CreateForUNICEF initative.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF? Could you find something interesting to share about a world message through your creative idea?

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INTERESTED IN THE VIRTUAL FEST?

For the 2020 Hyouston DiverCity Fest is cancelled, but we have created a virtual version called #CreateForUNCEF. You can register as an attendee and see the arts virtually. Come support diverse talents and vote for the best. Participate in games and activities througout the event. Everyone is welcome!

Thank you for supporting a goodwill ambassador, civic activist, future artst or a star! For any questions, please contact Olivera Jankovska at houston@unicefunite.org

 

UNICEF UNITE Houston has always been creative and now it is the time to show it to everyone!

If you are willing to learn more about the UNICEF USA Houston UNITE or to join the team, please contact the Olivera Jankovska. Community Engagement Associate for the Southwest Region at ojankovska@unicefusa.org

Cover image submitted by Daniela Jankovska