UNICEF USA Inaugurates Annual HYOUston DiverCITY Fest

March 14, 2020

International Festival of Arts, People and Action

When: Virtually Now & Live in Fall, 2020

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

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. Each submission proposal will be eligible for a small grant to reimburse the costs associated with their art creation. When submitting your entry, please select that you would like to be considered for funding to develop your idea and explain the financial need.

The best ideas among presentations receive generous UNICEF prizes to inspire further activities like focusing on global art expressions. We will award the top 5 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 prizes.

See the art categories below and apply!

 

   

Talent:Singing

Who:Solo or A Group?
Participation:To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on this UNICEF USA's page.
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.)
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Props? Costumes design/purchase?

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Talent: Dancing

Who: Solo or A Group?

Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding:Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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Talent: Orchestra/Band/Play

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
Creative: How can you adapt your entry to go with the theme: Global Village for UNICEF?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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Talent: Poetry slam

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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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, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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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, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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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, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Matching costumes? Props?

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Talent: Fashion/Clothing

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Outfits design/creation? Props?

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 Talent: Feeling creative?

Who: Solo or A Group?
Participation: To enter the contest or to attend the fest, follow the instructions on UNICEF USA's page.
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?
Funding: Is there any materials you need to purchase? Lab supplies? Props?

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READY TO APPLY? CLICK HERE

 

Thank you for submitting an entry to participate in the HYOUston DiverCITY Fest by UNICEF. We promise you this will be fun you will remember!

LIVE Q&A WEBINAR SERIES

Need more guidance, want to discuss your idea or have qustions, TUNE IN to monthly check-in ZOOM Meetings occuring every first Wednesday of the month at 7pm CST (April 1, May 6th, June 3rd, Jul 1st, Aug 5th, Sep 2nd, Oct 7th, Nov 4th, 2020)

 
Topic: HYOUston DiverCITY Fest by UNICEF (Q&A)
Time: This is a recurring meeting
 
Meeting ID: 183 615 857
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JUST WANT TO ATTEND?

If you just want to attend the fest, register as an attendee. Come support diverse talents and vote for the best. Participate in games and activities througout the day, have delicious lunch and win prizes! Everyone is welcome, space is limited. 

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