Closing dates for entries is 1 April. The Irish Refugee Council and the End Direct Provision Dublin group are inviting artists to submit work in response to one of the three following questions: 1) What does ‘refugees welcome’ mean given the political and public responses in Europe to the most recent refugee crisis? 2) Institutionalised living marks a shameful part of Irish history. What does the continuation of Direct Provision say about contemporary Ireland? 3) Debunk a myth or misinformation concerning refugees, asylum seekers or migrants that you have encountered. IRC are inviting submissions from painters, graphic designers, illustrators, writers, poets, photographers and printers. The work can take any form: cartoons, sketches, writing, graphics, street art, poetry, photography etc. One winner will be selected for each theme. Each of the three winning images will be used in a large print run on tote bags to be used for the IRC’s extensive awareness raising campaigns. Artists’ signature will appear on the tote bag along with their design. Permission will be sought to use designs for anything that goes beyond the tote bags. Dimensions of standard tote bag w41xh50cm. The competition will be judged by a panel of Irish artists: Allan Cavanagh, Jesse Jones and Killian Redmonk. Artists are free to enter as many times as they please, using whatever theme they wish. Submissions to be sent electronically (JPG/PDF) to email@example.com or posted hardcopy to IRC, 37 Dame St, Dublin 2. For any more information contact the Irish Refugee Council at the above address.