The International Migration Art Festival (IMAFestival) is presented by EatArt.
EatArt is a nonprofit organization legally registered in Italy. EatArt aims at helping and promoting artist
ic talent in different cultural venues and art categories, such as, cinema, literature, music and visual art by giving national and internationals exposure.
According to Eat Art aims, Rossella Canevari, Elena Maria Manzini and René Manenti conceived IMAF to discover new talents while focusing the spotlight on the relevant issue of migration, especially on its cultural and social dimensions.
Migration is a worldwide phenomenon. Virtually, all nations are involved as receiving, sending or transit countries. According to the U.N. Population Division 2009 report, “the world is expected to have 214 million international migrants in 2010, 19 million more than in 2005. Sixty percent of the world’s international migrants reside in more developed regions. Most of the world’s migrants live in Europe (70 million in 2010), followed by Asia (61 million) and North America (50 million). With 43 million migrants expected in 2010,the United States of America hosts the larger number of international migrants…”
Aware of the many problems and tensions that migrants are often associated with, the IMAFestival aims at highlighting the rich and positive complexity of such a phenomenon through the eyes and sensibilities of the artists. At the same time, artists will have an opportunity to show their talent to a large audience and hopefully influence, in a favorable way, the frequently bleak perception of “strangers”.
In order to reach his goals IMAFestival promotes every year the international contest “Art Your Food” on the theme “FOOD AND MIGRATION”. The finalists and winners such contest will be awarded by competent jurors with concrete opportunities to show their work in important venues and meet influential people in the art world. The website and the events organized in different cities are becoming the marketplace where artists, experts, aficionados and the public mingle to exchange and share views and experiences on art, food and the proposed theme.
ART COMPETITION OF FILM, MUSIC, LITERATURE AND VISUAL ART
THE CONTEST “ART YOUR FOOD” – Milan, New York and London
“Art Your Food”, the second edition of the International Migration Art Festival (IMAFestival), invites participating artists to submit works on the theme of “Food and Migration” in four art categories: Film, Literature, Visual Arts and Music.