BANGKOK, THAILAND — PULSE Clinic, Asia’s leading sexual healthcare provider, with clinics in Thailand, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and opening in the Philippines in September, launched today an award to provide a platform for new and emerging contemporary visual artists in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to produce exciting new works with the theme Sexual Health Matters!
The inaugural PULSE Awards: The Art of Life aims to raise awareness on the importance of sexual health, remove social stigma towards the LGBTQ+ community, and normalise society’s attitudes towards sex and sexuality.
The competition is open with immediate effect with a Call to Artists from Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to submit their works in the following categories by 15 October, 2021:
1. Painting – 2D
2. Sculpture – 3D
5. Digital art
Two prizes will be awarded to the winners for each category as follows:
● First Prize 100,000THB / 3,200USD (or equivalent in local currency)
● Most Promising 50,000THB / 1,600USD (or equivalent in local currency)
Finalists will have their artworks exhibited at the new PULSE Gallery spaces in Bangkok in the lead-up to World AIDS Day on 1 December, 2021 when the winners will be announced. The selected works will be auctioned for the charity Foundation for Life. Fifty percent of the auction proceeds will be donated to the Foundation For Life to support the testing and treatment of individuals and communities. The remaining 50% raised will go to the artists. Additionally, two winners in their respective categories will win prize money. (More information can be found here).
Dr. Deyn Natthakhet Yaemim, founder and CEO of PULSE clinics, said: “We at PULSE Clinic believe that a healthy society recognises and supports an individual’s potential. We, therefore, invite emerging artists in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong to think about what sexual health means to them and express their creativity through the inaugural PULSE Awards. Together we can raise awareness on sexual health, remove stigma towards the LGBTQ+ community and normalise society’s attitudes towards sex and sexuality.”
Judges for the selection panel will be named at a later date.
For more information on the PULSE Awards, including the criteria, prizes, and submission guidelines, visit the Call To Artists page.